Tag Archives: umpire33

Catching – Umpire’s Zone

By the end of the 1st inning have your catchers come back to the dugout and not only tell you exactly where the strike zone is to THIS umpire, but have them write it down on the following picture (so...


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Are Swing Mechanics Overrated?

Since Halloween is coming here’s my scary statement - I think we focus too much on mechanics. Now read on and see if you agree with me. When it comes to hitting, I think we make a HUGE mistake when we focus too...


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Fielding – 1st Base

A 1st baseman will sometimes slightly miss tagging the 1st base bag with her foot when a throw is off the mark. Since an umpire's angle on this play is usually poor, avoid having this play called "safe" by telling...


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