Xanax high 1mg Alprazolam online doctor Generic Lorazepam tablets Generic Ativan pics Dosages for Ambien 20 mg Xanax generic color 20 mg Valium dosage Ambien sleep without Order Soma medication Klonopin prescription price Canada pharmacies buy Provigil Buy Ativan zopiclone online Xanax 0.25mg side effects Real Ambien online Buy carisoprodol europe Ambien cr 6.25mg Modafinil cheap prices Clonazepam with escitalopram Buying Ambien online Buy Ativan from canada Buy Ativan us Generic Ativan 1 mg Order Phentermine Cheap Clonazepam Lorazepam with 5 htp Buy Phentermine direct reviews Clonazepam with gaba Buy Ambien in brazil 1 mg Valium tablets Ambien 5 or 10 mg Where to purchase Valium online Order Ativan 1mg Lorazepam with codeine Lorazepam with alcohol side effects Buy Lorazepam no prescription needed Lorazepam with lexapro Cheap Phentermine 37 5 Provigil online india Ambien buy generic Valium 5mg anxiety Buy Ativan from uk Generic Klonopin available Getting Modafinil prescription uk Soma online buy Soma prescription what for How many mg of Ambien to get high Lorazepam with liver failure Buy Soma everwear Buy Ativan europe Xanax green 1mg Cheap Tramadol india Generic Ativan pics Generic Provigil weight loss Ambien generic version of the cr version How do i get a prescription for Ambien Generic Ativan drug Xanax costa rica online Lorazepam with copd Cheap Clonazepam for sale Canada Provigil 100 mg Order Ativan online no prescription Modafinil online pharmacy reviews Order Ativan Buying Ambien online Order Soma arizona Cheap Phentermine order online Buy Modafinil online mastercard Ambien generic medication Lorazepam with percocet Ultram online consultation Buy cheap Ambien online no prescription Order Tramadol 50 mg online pharmacy Soma online with online prescription Will 5mg of Valium get you high Can i take 1mg of Xanax Buy Ativan online no prescription needed Buy Modafinil canada Phentermine online nz Buy Phentermine no rx Order Ativan mastercard Cheap Xanax buy online no prescription Xanax shipped cod online Generic Klonopin green Order Lorazepam canada Buy Lorazepam overseas Order Adipex in canada Generic Soma canada Buy Xanax safely Buy generic Ambien cr Ambien 15 mg dosage Generic Xanax uses Order Provigil next day delivery Buy Clonazepam philippines Modafinil prescription assistance Buy Lorazepam forum Generic Tramadol price Generic Klonopin markings Lorazepam rx com Zolpidem online usa Prescription Ambien Cheap Ativan sale Buy Provigil safe Celexa generalized anxiety disorder Xanax Ambien psychotic disorder Orange Ambien generic Buy Phentermine 37.5mg tablets Provigil prescription drug Lorazepam online pharmacy Generic Ambien buy Generic Ambien work well Ativan prescription online Ambien 20 mgs safe Lorazepam online pharmacy uk Lorazepam with or without food Purchase Ultram without rx Tramadol online ebay Soma online orders cod Canada Provigil 300 mg Ultram with methadone Generic Ambien dose Order Provigil 200mg Tramadol online legal Buy cheap Ambien cr Buy Valium online mastercard Buy Lorazepam no prescription needed Ativan canada Lorazepam with concerta Lorazepam with trazodone Ambien generic over counter Provigil prescription online Ambien online in canada Provigil canada rogers Lorazepam with amitriptyline Cheap Clonazepam online no prescription Generic Lorazepam pill identifier Lorazepam with 57 Ambien thyroid disorder Generic Ambien 10 Generic Soma 350 Valium online reviews Buy Modafinil england Valium neurological disorder Valium 10mg information Ambien road atherstone property for sale Buy Lorazepam online without rx Generic Klonopin yellow Lorazepam without pres Ambien buy price Order canada buy Provigil Buy Soma in georgia Generic Zolpidem Snort 5mg Ambien Buy Phentermine san francisco Ambien 5mg pictures Cheap Valium to uk Xanax 2mg green bars Buy Ativan fedex Generic Ativan Lorazepam 2mg Buy Lorazepam 2mg Buy Ativan medication Order Ambien cheap online Ambien generic version of the cr version
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home3/almaguer/public_html/firstcoastumpires.com/index.php:2) in /home3/almaguer/public_html/firstcoastumpires.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8
First Coast Umpires Association http://www.firstcoastumpires.com #1 Umpires Association in Jacksonville, Fl Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:49:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Cooperstown Umpire needed http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/cooperstown-2/cooperstown-umpire-needed/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/cooperstown-2/cooperstown-umpire-needed/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:17:59 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=3804

Cooperstown Umpire needed

The team below is looking for an Umpire for Cooperstown Dreams Park.

Contact the team at the email address below.

CDP is a great place to spend a week of Umpiring with new friends and teams from all over the country.

 

Name: Ross Armstrong
Email: ross.armstrong@lcps.org
Website: http://www.blueridgetitansbaseball.org
Comment: I need to find out about hiring an umpire for our trip to Cooperstown Dreams Park this summer--we are playing July 13-19th and the umpire we were planning on backed out on us.  Any info. you have would be most appreciated.
Team Name: Blue Ridge Titans
CDP Week # or Date: July 13-19, 2013
Your City and State: Markham, Virginia
Cooperstown

Time: Monday April 1, 2013 at 7:04 am
IP Address: 208.255.153.10
Contact Form URL: http://www.umps4hire.com/cooperstown-dreams-park/
Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.

Don't forget to visit the rest of First Coast Umpires Website-Cooperstown

Cooperstown Umpire needed

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/cooperstown-2/cooperstown-umpire-needed/feed/ 0
AAU Baseball Announces 2013 Rule Changes http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/aau-baseball-announces-2013-rule-changes/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/aau-baseball-announces-2013-rule-changes/#comments Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:49:40 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=1341

AAU Baseball Announces 2013 Rule Changes

AAU Baseball Announces 2013 Rule Changes

During the 2012 AAU National Convention held recently, the Baseball Executive Committee proposed several rule changes to the Baseball General Session. The General Session voted unanimously to adopt all changes. They are as follows:

Qualifying for AAU Baseball Grand Nationals or National Championships

For 2013 and beyond, winners (1st place only) of authorized Super Regionals will qualify directly for Grand Nationals or Nationals. Winners will not be required to participate in their State Championship to validate their bid.

Teams which participate in three Super Regionals in one season but do not win will qualify directly to the Grand Nationals or Nationals via an At-Large bid without playing in their State Championship.

Teams that placed in the Grand Nationals or Nationals in the previous year will qualify directly to the Grand Nationals or Nationals without playing in their State Championships.

Teams that participate in their State Championship but do not win or place will automatically qualify for, and will be granted, an At-Large bid to the Grand Nationals or Nationals. Winners, and teams that place, in the State Championship shall be seeded the highest in the Grand Nationals or Nationals, followed by Super Regional winners, then teams that placed in last year's Nationals, then league winners, then teams that participate in the State Championships but do not win or place, and teams that participate in three Super Regionals in that season (i.e. At-Large bids).

As a reminder, teams winning a Super Regional must file their letter of intent (which is different from the online Intent to Participate form) within 72 hours of winning the event. Your qualifying roster must also be submitted and will become frozen. Once the roster is frozen, you may add or replace a maximum of five players prior to the Grand Nationals or Nationals. You can obtain your letter of intent from the tournament operator for the Super Regional. The roster must be submitted with the letter of intent. Teams that participate in three Super Regionals must submit within 72 hours of the third Super Regional.

Residency Requirements

Teams may have no more than 40% of their players from a district adjoining their own. This rule replaces the previous that allowed only three cross-boundary players. The change is intended to assist those teams that are located right on the border of the district. A team with 12 athletes therefore may now have five cross-boundary players rather than the three the previous rule allowed.

Pitching Limits

Pitching limits have been removed for the 14U age group. The 14U age group will now mirror the Underclassmen and Upperclassmen rules.

Bat Restrictions

There are no bat restrictions for the 8U through 13U age groups. 14U, Underclassmen, and Upperclassmen must abide by the NFHS mandates for bats.

If you have any questions regarding any of the rule changes, please contact National Baseball Chair Ed Skovron (401.451.1999, oldpro77@msn.com) or Debra Horn at the National Office (407.828.3459; debra@aausports.org).

AAU Baseball Announces 2013 Rule Changes

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/aau-baseball-announces-2013-rule-changes/feed/ 0
Rule 8.05: It is a balk when— http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/rule-8-05-it-is-a-balk-when/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/rule-8-05-it-is-a-balk-when/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:55:40 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=861

It is a balk when—

"With runners aboard and Angel Hernandez umpiring, it is a balk when"—so read the parody headline by a defensive team unhappy their pitcher was called for such an infraction, turning a potential out into a scoring position, run-producing opportunity. "Balkin' Bob Davidson" had previously been substituted in the umpires' line as had Joe West, though all MLB umpires have called multiple balks during their careers, except of course for Ron Luciano, who famously wrote: "I never called a balk in my life. I didn't understand the rule."
Trivia: A balk that ends a game may be referred to as a "balk-off." Also, Rex Hudler finds balks hilarious.

It is a balk when

Yet since Rule 8.05, which governs the balk, specifies 13 different criteria that may be satisfied for a balk to be called, the balk rule provides abundant material contributing to one of the most misunderstood segments of the baseball rules book:
The most common infractions have video links attached, illustrating each specific balk violation.

It is a balk when

Definition (Rule 2.00): A balk is an illegal act by the pitcher as prescribed by Rule 8.05.
Eligibility: A balk may only be called when there is a runner or there are runners on base.
Penalty: Runners are given a one-base award unless more advantageous objectives are achieved.

It is a balk when—

(a) The pitcher, while touching his plate, makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch and fails to make such delivery (slips or trips [2] [3] / flinch / hesitation / shoulder turn / bad step / breaks motion [2] / fails to release / steps off during motion / start-stop / swings free foot past or behind rubber). This provision is symbolically first, for the balk is all about illegal deception. Provision (a) is the so-called all-inclusive provision, which outlines and provides a framework for the remaining 12 items under Rule 8.05.
(b) The pitcher, while touching his plate, feints a throw to first base and fails to complete the throw. A fairly simple concept as far as balks go, with a runner on first (R1), a pitcher who motions to throw to first base while on the rubber must complete the throw: The throw must get all the way to first base.
(c) The pitcher, while touching his plate, fails to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base. Also called the "no step balk," 8.05(c) requires the pitcher to step ahead of and in the direction of his throw (e.g., not toward home plate). This provision outlaws the third-to-first "wheel" move, unless, of course, the pitcher first breaks contact with the rubber.
(d) The pitcher, while touching his plate, throws, or feints a throw to an unoccupied base, except for the purpose of making a play. 8.05(d) authorizes the pitcher to throw to an unoccupied base for the purposes of catching a runner stealing, for instance, and prohibits the pitcher from faking a throw to an unoccupied base.
(e) The pitcher makes an illegal pitch. A quick pitch is one such illegal pitch associated with this rule. So is a pitch that never makes it to the foul line or plate or one thrown while not in contact with the rubber.
(f) The pitcher delivers the ball to the batter while he is not facing the batter. Hideo Nomo, for instance, was prohibited from releasing the ball while in his windup with his back turned to the batter.
(g) The pitcher makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch while he is not touching the pitcher's plate. In other words, the pitcher cannot fake a delivery while off the rubber.
(h) The pitcher unnecessarily delays the game. Interestingly enough, Rule 8.04 (12-second pitch timer) does not apply when runners are on base, while 8.05(h) does not apply when the pitcher is warned about delaying the game pursuant to Rule 8.02(c) (throwing to an unoccupied base when not attempting to make a play). Yet if a pitcher is ejected for delay of game, Rule 8.05(h) is also invoked.
(i) The pitcher, without having the ball, stands on or astride the pitcher's plate or while off the plate, he feints a pitch. Similar to Rule 8.05(g), the pitcher cannot fake a pitch. 8.05(i), however, covers the additional contingency of a pitcher pretending to pitch when he does not have the baseball.
(j) The pitcher, after coming to a legal pitching position, removes one hand from the ball other than in an actual pitch, or in throwing to a base. Once legally positioned or set, the pitcher must keep both hands (gloved and bare) together until he pitches, attempts a pick-off or other play or steps off the rubber.
(k) The pitcher, while touching his plate, accidentally or intentionally drops the ball. Self-explanatory.
(l) The pitcher, while giving an intentional base on balls, pitches when the catcher is not in the catcher's box. Known as a catcher's balk, this call is ordinarily made when: "it must be absolutely obvious."
(m) The pitcher delivers from Set Position without coming to a stop. This is very similar to 8.05(e), the quick pitch.

 

Myths
(b) A pitcher cannot fake a throw to first base. False; if the pitcher comes off the rubber, he becomes a fielder and enjoys all of a fielder's priveleges, including the ability to fake a throw to any base. In fact, stepping off the rubber relieves the pitcher of nearly all balk-related restrictions (except 8.05(g), etc.). Remember, a pitcher may disengage his plate for the purpose of this rule by stepping off with his pivot foot (or "back foot").
(c) The 45-degree line formed from the pitcher's plate to the midpoint between home plate and first base along the right field foul line governs 8.05(c). This is false, there is no angle designation in the Rules Book. Like a check swing, this makes 8.05(c) "ambiguous".
(m) The pitcher must come to a stop or pause before attempting a pickoff. This is false; a stop is not required before a pickoff. A stop is only required out of Set Position before an actual pitch.
(-) The offensive team may "choose" whether to enforce a balk or take the result of a play. This is false; the resultant play is only upheld if runners have advanced at least one base and the batter has not been adversely impacted (e.g., by having been put out, etc.). Refer to the Penalty.

 

It is a balk when—

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/rule-8-05-it-is-a-balk-when/feed/ 0
Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/first-coast-umpires/baseball-umpires-encyclopedia-2/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/first-coast-umpires/baseball-umpires-encyclopedia-2/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:21:04 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=854
Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (4)
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $12.19
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
This is a reference book for umpires at all levels and for those who might want to become an umpire. It has 281 entries, 243 letter-size pages, 151,00 words plus illustrations. If it's about baseball umpiring, you'll find in Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia. Rules, umpire rotations, game control: It's all here. Here's a sample entry: Phantom Double Play —— It’s the most famous “bad” call of all time. The shortstop gloves the ball and, as Milo Hamilton says, “Flip it! Fire it! Double play!” The fact that the second baseman “forgot” to tag the base while he had the ball has[Read More]
]]>

Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (4)
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $12.19
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
This is a reference book for umpires at all levels and for those who might want to become an umpire. It has 281 entries, 243 letter-size pages, 151,00 words plus illustrations. If it's about baseball umpiring, you'll find in Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia. Rules, umpire rotations, game control: It's all here. Here's a sample entry: Phantom Double Play —— It’s the most famous “bad” call of all time. The shortstop gloves the ball and, as Milo Hamilton says, “Flip it! Fire it! Double play!” The fact that the second baseman “forgot” to tag the base while he had the ball has[Read More]

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/first-coast-umpires/baseball-umpires-encyclopedia-2/feed/ 0
Plate and Base Umpire Building http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/umpire-mechanics/plate-and-base-umpire-building/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/umpire-mechanics/plate-and-base-umpire-building/#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2012 18:05:47 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=848

Plate and Base Umpire Building

Found this on another site.
Things to look for on a Plate and Base Umpire.

 

PLATE OFFICIAL

CRITERIA
DESCRIPTION
Preparation, Appearance, Partnership, Attitude
Established appropriate contact with partner prior to time of assignment. Arrived timely. Prepared to work any position. Proper and well maintained uniform and equipment. Contributed positively to PreGame. Positive attitude toward assignment. Eager to learn and improve. Willing to accept constructive criticism. Does not fraternize. Assumes the leadership role. Takes control of the Field and Participants. Knows pregame procedures. Aware of field and weather conditions. Professional and efficient plate meeting. Communicates with participants and partner consistently and effectively.
Plate Mechanics, Timing, Zone Consistency
Head Height. Stance. Distance. Slot positioning. Posture. Adjusting for catcher/batter. Solidity through pitch. Effective, consistent use of eyes and ears. Consistency in timing. Does not drift on pitch. Does not flinch on swings. Feet remain stable. Proper spacing. Vacalizations. Movement before, during and after call. Top of zone. Bottom of zone. Width of zone. Location of zone. Appropriatness of zone.
Decisiviness, Confidence, Demeanor

Remains in control and unflustered by situations and conflicts. Appears prepared for and appropriately responds to situations. Decisive and assertive in decisions. Prepared to respond appropriately to reactions. Confident in application of rules.

Fundamentals, Mechanics, Hustle, Presence
Aware of rotations and responsibilities. Obtains good positions for all calls. Set and prepared as play develops. Able to anticipate changes in play situations and make appropriate adjustments. Moves efficiently and effectively. Able to obtain best possible vantage for play. Abel to match the speed of play throughout the game. Knows where to be at all times.
Game Management, Focus and Awareness, Professionalism, Judgment, Pace of Game

Remains involved consistently throughout the assignement. Knows and is prepared to execute all responsibilities at all times. Aware of situations and circumstances on the field and with the participants. Remains in control and unbiased. Good, solid, dependable decisions. Focused on moving game forward. Effective and professional resolutions to disruptions.

 

 

 

FIELD OFFICIAL

CRITERIA
DESCRIPTION
Preparation, Appearance, Partnership, Attitude
Established appropriate contact with partner prior to time of assignment. Arrived timely. Prepared to work any position. Proper and well maintained uniform and equipment. Contributed positively to PreGame. Positive attitude toward assignment. Aware of field and weather conditions. Responsive and assumes the support role with partner. Assumes control of the field and participants. Enables efficient pregame preparations with participants. Professional, supportive plate meeting. Clearly and professionally communicates game information to participants. Responds and supports consistent partner communication.
Field Mechanics, Timing, Consistency
Posture. Reactions. Start positions. Position at time of play. Angle. Distance. Ability to adjust for situations. Effective, consistent use of eyes and ears. Consistency of call timing. Vocalizations. Movement before, during and after calls.
Decisiviness, Confidence, Demeanor

Remains unflustered by situations and conflicts. Appears prepared for and appropriately responds to situations. Confidence in application of rules. Assertive in awards and enforcement of rules. Prepared and responds positively to plays and events. Decisive and assertive in calls. Prepared to respond appropriately to reactions.

Fundamentals, Mechanics, Hustle, Presence
Aware of rotations and responsibilities. Obtains good positions for all calls. Set and prepared as play develops. Able to anticipate changes in play situations and make appropriate adjustments. Move efficiently, effectively and appropriately. Able to obtain best possible vantage for play call. Able to maintain all rotations and positioning commensurate to the speed of play of all of the participants throughout the assignment. Moves to next position immediately after play is complete.
Game Management, Focus and Awareness, Professionalism, Judgment, Pace of Game

Remains in control, unbiased throughout the assignment. Remains involved consistently throughout the assignment. Knows and is prepared to execute all responsibilities at all times. Aware of situations and circumstances on the field and with the participants. Knows how to control situations. Not eager to eject but does when necessary. Good, solid, dependable, unbiased and appropriate decisions. Focused on moving game forward. Awareness of game status and live/dead ball status. Effective and professional resolutions to game disruptions. Maintains courteous and authoritative manner.

Plate and Base Umpire Building

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/umpire-mechanics/plate-and-base-umpire-building/feed/ 0
Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/baseball-umpires-encyclopedia/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/baseball-umpires-encyclopedia/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:17:51 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=831
Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (4)
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $12.19
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
This is a reference book for umpires at all levels and for those who might want to become an umpire. It has 281 entries, 243 letter-size pages, 151,00 words plus illustrations. If it's about baseball umpiring, you'll find in Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia. Rules, umpire rotations, game control: It's all here. Here's a sample entry: Phantom Double Play —— It’s the most famous “bad” call of all time. The shortstop gloves the ball and, as Milo Hamilton says, “Flip it! Fire it! Double play!” The fact that the second baseman “forgot” to[Read More]
]]>

Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia

This is a yet another Great Book by Carl Childress

Relevant information:

This is a reference book for umpires at all levels and for those who might want to become an umpire. It has 281 entries, 243 letter-size pages, 151,00 words plus illustrations.

If it's about baseball umpiring, you'll find in Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia

. Rules, umpire rotations, game control: It's all here.

Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia
Overall Rating:
Total Customer Reviews: (4)
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $12.19
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
This is a reference book for umpires at all levels and for those who might want to become an umpire. It has 281 entries, 243 letter-size pages, 151,00 words plus illustrations. If it's about baseball umpiring, you'll find in Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia. Rules, umpire rotations, game control: It's all here. Here's a sample entry: Phantom Double Play —— It’s the most famous “bad” call of all time. The shortstop gloves the ball and, as Milo Hamilton says, “Flip it! Fire it! Double play!” The fact that the second baseman “forgot” to[Read More]

 

Baseball Umpires Encyclopedia

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/baseball-umpires-encyclopedia/feed/ 0
Stump the Ump http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/stump-the-ump-2/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/stump-the-ump-2/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:22:22 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=821

Stump the Ump

Pitch comes in and batter turns to avoid pitch but ball goes off bat and rolls fair.

Catcher picks up ball and returns it to pitcher who gets ready to deliver another pitch.

Batter never runs but digs in to continue at bat.

How do you handle this?

 

Stump the Ump

Recommended Reading

]]>
http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/baseball-rules/stump-the-ump-2/feed/ 2
Plate Positioning http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/umpire-mechanics/plate-positioning/ http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/umpire-mechanics/plate-positioning/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:43:55 +0000 http://www.firstcoastumpires.com/?p=800