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Fairball - April 2007

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Little League Baseball Softball Umpire e-Newsletter

Volume 13 - Issue No. 2
April 2007
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 2007 Umpire Schools/Clinics

Eastern Region -
 
Bristol, Conn.
 eastregion@littleleague.org
860-585-4730
Umpire School  - Apr. 25 - 29
Umpire School  - Sept. 19 - 23

Central Region -
Indianapolis, I
nd.
 centralregion@littleleague.org
317-897-6127
Umpire School - May 6 - 11

Western Region -
San Bernardino, Calif.
 westregion@littleleague.org
909-887-6444
Junior Umpire School
June 23 - 29
 

Little League International
Williamsport, Pa.
kchaney@littleleague.org

570-326-1921
Umpire School – April 22 - 27
Umpire Clinic – Sept 15 - 16

As you can see there are still opportunities for you to improve your umpiring. Why not make plans to attend one of these clinics or schools?

Contact your Regional Headquarters for more information.


 

Welcome to the New
Fairball e-Newsletter
 

As we move forward with the new electronic newsletter, how are we doing? What can we do to help you as a volunteer Umpire? What would you like to see included in the newsletter? Let me know and we will see if we can accommodate you and make the newsletter bigger and better. Send your comments and/or recommendations to me at akonyar@littleleague.org. This newsletter will only be as good as you make it.
 


This Month's Stump The Ump

Think you got a handle on the rules. Check out these questions and see how well you do. Good luck.
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Little League online Volunteer Umpire Tip of the Month

On a 60-foot diamond do I belong on the inside of the diamond behind the pitcher or do I belong on the outside behind the infielders? Should I stay out and watch the ball or come in when the ball goes out?

Read more and see what Don Essex, Virginia
District 9 has to say.

This Months guest writer !

Why Does the Catcher’s Throat Protector Have to Dangle?

By Mike Messick
Pennsville, NJ Umpire-in-Chief

 Click Here to read Mike's article.

Baseball Rule Book Corrections

 Click Here to learn more.
 
 

Rule Interpretation

Rule 4.04 gives leagues an opportunity to get the players more at-bats and more playing time with the continuous batting order (CBO). There are some questions that have come up as a result of more leagues using the (CBO).

 Click Here to learn more.
 

Official Communications

Thinking about conducting an umpire clinic for your district or league? Want to brush up on rules and mechanics for your own information? Click Here

Honigs

Now that the new 2007 season has started have you suddenly decided that you need a new chest protector or new shin guards?

Honig’s
continues to offer a complete line of Little League Umpire shirts, tee shirts, jackets, mock turtleneck shirts, etc.

Why not give Honig’s a call to help that special someone prepare for the coming season. For more information, current catalogs, etc., contact Honig’s at 1-800-468-3284 or http://www.honigs.com

By the way, Little League Supply Department is now selling Honig’s Navy Blue Umpire shirts, plate brushes, and indicators (not clickers or counters). Give them a call at 1-800-874-2852.
 




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