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A blog especially for USA Softball of Utah Umpires to help clarify rules, plays, and game control situations.

Men's Fastpitch - I'm Thankful For Mentors

Men's Fastpitch - I'm Thankful For Mentors
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JULY 6, 2016 - MEN'S FASTPITCH It is the morning after my first experience with the men's fastpitch softball game. I survived my first two games and a...
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Fishing Anyone?

Fishing Anyone?
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 JULY 4, 2016 - Happy 4th of July! Saturday morning I awoke early to grab my continental breakfast from the hotel and hit the fishing pond adjace...
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It's Almost July - Got Bruises???

It's Almost July - Got Bruises???
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All day yesterday and last night was the all day tournament for the Orem Youth Baseball Monday Night Lights accelerated leagues. Coming home, I was am...
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Coach Intimidation - "C'mon Blue!"

Coach Intimidation - "C'mon Blue!"
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Fellow Umpires: I took some time typing up my experiences with a questioning coach last night. It happened on the baseball field, but the same situati...
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Forearm Protection

Forearm Protection
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In one of the first tournaments of the 2016 Utah ASA season, I heard the news that Marianne Gardner-Smith took a shot to her forearm off a fouled pitc...
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ASA Umpire Tyler Agla is a Hit at the Utah Special Olympics

ASA Umpire Tyler Agla is a Hit at the Utah Special Olympics
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“You’re out!” shouted Tyler Agla, as the first baseman caught the throw from the shortstop before the batter-runner reached first base. Clenching his ...
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Dropped Third Strike - Timing Play?

Dropped Third Strike - Timing Play?
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What Is The Ruling? SCENARIO - Bases were loaded with a full count in a high school JV tournament girl's softball game with two outs. The pitch was re...
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Bunts & Slap Hits Training by Ralph Andersen

Bunts & Slap Hits Training by Ralph Andersen
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I was very impressed with the training by our Utah State UIC, Ralph Andersen, on bunts and slap hitting. I captured the video at the West Valley City ...
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