Five minutes after I arrived at my brother’s Babe Ruth Baseball game, I was asked to step in and umpire because the current ump had to leave for an emergency. Having experience umpiring little league games already, I willingly accepted. Not knowing what I was getting into, I returned with my gear on and restarted the game. The first batter stepped in and walloped the first pitch he saw down the left field line. As the ball rolled out of play, the runners continued to sprint around the bases and the play continued. Realizing that the ball went under the fence, I called timeout after the play and met with my partner who agreed with my view. I moved two runners back on the bases, taking away two runs from the hitting team. The team’s fans …show more content…
One rule that has helped me is an interference call when there is a collision between the base runner and the fielder. The runner must allow the fielder to field the ball and make the play without making …show more content…
Umpires make decisive decisions and, good or bad, have to live with those decisions and the consequences from those decisions. I knew when I made the decision to call timeout and to return players back to bases that day. Another important value that I have pulled out of umpiring is that umpires also must be confident. If an umpire comes off as unsure of his call, it could be questioned and he could be looked at as a weak umpire and can lose the respect from players, coaches, and fans. Once an umpire loses respect of players, coaches, and fans, they have lost control of the game. I knew when I made the timeout decision at the end of that play that I needed to exude confidence and keep the game under control. Umpires must take control of the game, just like a person would take control of situations in their life. Some umpires have to eject people from the game, just as a person might need to get rid of people from their lives who cause problems. I’ve never had to eject a player, coach, or a fan from a game, though I have experienced taking control of my life by distancing myself from people who had negative impact or negative influences on my
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The main point being that it would make the game fair and would not have to rely on a human being making an error. There are many blown calls every year and yes these blown calls change the result of game. Armando Galarraga had gotten 26 out of 26 batters out. Which means he was one out away from a perfect game and being the 24th person to do so. However, there was a blown call by an umpire of the name Jim Joyce, who later admitted he made the wrong call, which costed a young pitcher to make history.
Pace of play. This has been a huge issue in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the past few years and there have been several proposals on how to shorten the game length of America’s pastime. These proposals are greatly disagreed on as longtime fans love the length and the pureness of the game. Newer generations of fans want these rules in place in order to get these “boring” games over with so they can get to the places they need to be. The truth is that the new rules that are being proposed disrupt the flow of the game, and players are greatly opposed to the rules.
For years the Little League World Series (LLWS) has been played the same way with the same rules. However, starting in 2018 the rules will be changed. No longer will there be any thirteen year olds allowed to play in the series. Currently, the age cutoff for the LLWS is set on April 30th, but once the rule changes, the cutoff will be August 31st. The cutoff date means that any player that turns the age of thirteen before that date will not be eligible to represent their county in trying to go to the LLWS.
In the workshop, “What baseball taught me about diversity,” Antonio D. Evans explained the way diversity connects to every aspect of playing baseball. His experiences throughout his baseball career taught him how to be culturally diverse and how society can become culturally diverse. He mentions that he played on teams with people who didn’t think like him, act like him or look like him, but he accepted them as a human being. Evans’ also states that baseball is a good teacher of life and you can be bad seventy percent of the time and still be one of the best.
Making the Right Call: The Dilemma of MLB Umpires Hall of Fame infielder Johnny Evers once said, "My favorite umpire is a dead one" (Umpire). It is said that for all good there must be evil, and that evil in baseball is pinned on the umpires. Umpiring baseball is a thankless job, with every close pitch call or play at the plate resulting in one of the two teams hating the umpire. Despite this, umpires are a necessary part of the game and play a significant role in how baseball games are played and their results. Umpires are influenced in a variety of different ways, from the celebrity-status players to the thousands of hometown fans booing any call against the home team.
When they make these mistakes they cost these players games and can affect their lives permanently. Many players have come out in protest against refs and complained about calls that they have made that have seriously changed the result of a game. LeBron James openly came out criticizing the refs he said “Because you guys saw some of the games we’ve lost this year with late game missed calls, we had an opportunity to literally win the game” LeBron is just one of many players who have been critical of refs making massive mistakes. If this continues to happen it affects the way players play the game and how they enjoy it. Opposing people believe that the refs are only doing as good as they can and that the players need to accept that but when the refs are missing calls that clearly are wrong, and make calls that change the result of a game, it becomes an issue that must be
So many people believed this that it became an unwritten law. Because of this, other players, coaches, and umpires felt the need to “protect” that law and acted aggressively towards Jackie with harassment, abuse, and unfair calls on the
The batter starts his swing and crushes the ball. The ball takes off like a rocket and the crowd goes nuts. It clears the mammoth fence by countless feet, and the home team has won. After all the smells, sights, tastes, sounds, and emotions that fans felt throughout the baseball game one has just attended, one major thing sticks out.
For most of my childhood, the sport of baseball was the one activity I loved above anything else. Nothing could compare to the exhilarating freedom and satisfaction of bolting full speed around the bases, determined to steal 2nd, beating the "Throwdown" by a fraction of a second. The massive dust cloud kicked up by my cleats and the thunderous boom of the umpire shouting, "Safe!" made me feel empowered. It was in moments like those, when I was in control of my own fate, choosing whether to stay or to run, whether to play it safe or to risk failure, that I learned one of the most important lessons of my life.
The Most Exciting Time in Baseball Baseball is America’s pastime. The game that once was based on honesty and good character changed to a game of lying and chemistry during the 1990’s. The 1990’s and the early 2000’s was a time in baseball full of monstrous home runs, exhilarating RBI’s, and steroids. During this time, the players loved and idolized the most like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa were also the ones destroying the great game of baseball.
I take one foot out of the box and let out a breathe I didn’t know I was holding in. I once again looked to my coach Mike for direction and go to take a practice swing. Little did I know the catcher was getting up to pressure Maddy back to first base from her lead. As I was taking my swing I heard a thud, my bat had hit something solid.
Then I ran out to the field and began pitching. It was the change of an inning. I went into the dugout, got my drink of my water and rested my arm for the next inning of pitching. First batter was up for our team, he got a hit. The second batter, strikes out.
Most people will agree that pitching is the key to success for a baseball team because pitchers control the tempo of the game "Pitching as the old cliché goes, is somewhere between 75 and 90% of baseball. " If the pitcher is not in sync, the rest of the team will be off beat. Generally, the team with a better prepared pitching staff succeeds. For a pitcher to be prepared, that pitcher must know the proper techniques to perform perfectly. One technique a pitcher needs to be perfect is his windup.
In order to be an umpire one has to be vocal, make decisions, and stand up for themselves. Because I demonstrate these attributes, I was selected by the league to represent the Fife district in umpiring for the post season games. Sports and school work reflect on each other, they have some of the same key components. While playing softball, I’ve learned to be committed, focused, and to manage my time well in order to become a successful player and not let my team down. As a student those same characteristics apply to my academics to help me get an education.
Have you ever watched a Professional sports game on television? If you have then you know what the zebra looking guys do. They are your referrers and umpires . They enforce the rules of the game and if you have ever watched a game or have played in one, we know that we don't always