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Fairball - September 2007

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Little League Baseball Softball Umpire e-Newsletter

Volume 13 - Issue No. 4
September 2007
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 2007 Umpire Schools/Clinics

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

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?

Tentative Dates for 2008
Little League Baseball, Williamsport, PA

Umpire Clinic – March 29 –30

Umpire School – April 13 – 18

Umpire Clinic – Sept. 13 – 14

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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IN A PICKLE….WHAT TO DO??
Don Essex, VA #9

If you let your fingers do the walking on the Internet, you can find a lot of instruction, such as teaching baseball players how to handle a rundown, a pickle, or a hotbox. But there’s not much help for us umpires.

Find out here.

INFIELD FLY? EASY!

If any rule will cause problems, it's the Infield Fly Rule. There are so many wrong interpretations, misunderstandings, etc. with this rule. In the first place, the only place to check the definition of the rule is in the Little League Rule book. Chat rooms, Wikipedia, etc. can all be crazy with their interpretations. OK, here we go......Read More

Andy Konyar
Umpire in Chief
 

Official Communications

There are videos available to help you with training or brush-up sessions. “Rules Made Easy” with a workbook, “See A Balk, Call a Balk”, “Basic Umpiring and the Two Umpire System, 60’ Diamond Mechanics”, “Behind the Plate with John McSherry” and for your scorekeepers clinic, “How to Keep Score in Baseball & Softball”. Interested? Call Al Kaplon at 805-496-8123. Or mail your order in to Official Communications, 2899 Agoura Rd #172, Westlake Village, CA 91361. You can also order On-line at www.videoump.com. These are outstanding videos and should be in every umpire’s library. Al and his videos are licensed with Little League Baseball, Inc. Give Al a call and add these videos to your library. Al’s videos are also available through the Little League Baseball Order Department at 570-326-1921 ext 361 or 362.

Honigs - Umpire Gear

Thinking about some new equipment for the 2008 campaign? Need a new chest protect or shin guards? Thinking about changing to a different colored shirt for next season?

Honig’s once again donated ALL the umpire shirts for ALL the World Series Umpires. 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 contact Honig’s at 1-800-468-3284 or www.honigs.com.
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