Umpires proudly say, “Our favorite calls are outs and strikes.” Let’s talk about the Strike Philosophy. Here is the simplest way it was explained to me: Every pitch is a strike until the pitcher proves to me it ain’t! But why?
An umpire’s job is to make decisions, which are sometimes questioned requiring us to “disqualify a coach or player.” So I suggest “Never Try to Eject Anyone … But, Don’t NOT Eject Anyone!” Here are some tips …
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You only have 60 seconds between innings to get on the field and throw the first pitch . That is NOT a lot of time. So.. let’s explore it. Why? What can we do about that? But I NEED more time. Right?
Do you know the difference between a foul tip and a foul ball? Do you even know what a foul tip is? Here is a quick summary.
An infield fly is a popup in the infield with runners on, right? Well, maybe. It involves judgment by the umpire. It is also why it is not REALLY an infield fly. It is REALLY an Infielder’s Fly.