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Fairball Newsletter - January

VOLUME 20 ISSUE 1 JANUARY 2014
Create a Volunteer Umpire Training Program to Support Your District, Local Leagues
Every year, local leagues have elections, organizational meetings, registrations, drafts, etc., and then shortly before the season starts someone asks, “What about umpires?” Here are some ideas leagues and districts can consider regarding the development of a viable volunteer umpire program.

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Let’s Strike Up a Conversation: The 2014 Umpire Registry Is Open
Little League® International’s Umpire Registry offers Little League umpires an informative way to stay on top of their game and become part of a unique information network charged with enhancing umpire services for Little League players everywhere.


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From the Field! If You Have a Rule or Mechanics Question, Just Ask the Director
This month’s question comes from Chris in Michigan District 13. Chris asks: “Please explain the difference between a ‘foul ball’ and a ‘foul tip,’ and describe when to call ‘foul ball’ and when to signal a ‘foul tip’.”


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Director’s Corner: Recruiting Volunteer Umpires
Replenishing the umpire roster in the local league and district is a constant challenge that often takes a year-round commitment. Here are some ideas, initiatives and places to start your recruiting efforts for this year and beyond.


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You Make the Call – Infield Fly Rule
In the Little League Baseball® Teenage Division, there is a situation that has base runners on first and second, one out. The batter hits a pop fly between third and home, striking the ground untouched in a foul territory. The ball rolls into fair territory. The umpire rules an infield fly and declares the batter out. Was this ruling correct?

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