The Strike Philosophy

The Strike Philosophy

Umpires proudly say, “Our favorite calls are outs and strikes.”  And… work hard to find them.  Let’s talk about the Strike Philosophy. Bottom line, no one LOVES walks (except me way back in high school!). So, we look for strikes. Here is the...
Don’t Eject but Don’t NOT Eject

Don’t Eject but Don’t NOT Eject

Let’s talk a bit about game management. You are the boss … but, you are NOT the boss.  Confusing isn’t it? An umpire’s job is to make decisions. Some of those decisions will be questioned – sometimes strongly – and create a poor...
UmpInfo on Facebook

UmpInfo on Facebook

Don’t be shy!  Come on now… Join us on Facebook  Click the image here and… The basic idea is you have questions. So, does everyone else.  Let’s answer them and have other people chime in.  Let’s have a conversation. So what is appropriate...
Nothing Foul about a Foul Tip

Nothing Foul about a Foul Tip

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. Let’s start with: what is a foul ball?  A foul ball is any batted ball that settles on foul territory between home and first(or third) base, or...
It’s an Infielder Fly not Infield Fly

It’s an Infielder Fly not Infield Fly

Infield Fly!?! That was an Infield Fly? (aka “Hey, what Just Happened?”) Here is a COMMONLY misunderstood rule—the infield fly! In fact, a little known fact is that nearly all TV announcers are clueless about the rule! And, after reading this, you will know why you...