talking of umpires | Women Fastpitch Softball discussion board
5 months ago
I’ve obtained quite a few calls from mother and father concerning the efficiency of dwelling plate umpires and their strike zone, greater than I’ve ever obtained before—–ever. Most which have referred to as have ladies pitching on CBC convention groups and the others are in an space north of Clark County. I had 1 guardian inform me that in a HS sport a house plate umpire needed to be approached by each coaches, and a convention ensued discussing guidelines that apparently the umpire was not versed. This similar umpire and quite a few others have shrunk the strike zone to pie pan in dimension, belt excessive over the center of the plate and refusing to name the rest. One umpire was heard to have advised a few mother and father after a sport that he had by no means seen a ball transfer round as a lot as one of many pitchers was throwing however she could not get it over the center of the plate. Chief Umpires have their work lower out for them.
We knew the umpire scenario was ultimately going to worsen in some ways for quite a lot of causes. They seem like making it insufferable, even to the groups which are profitable. Thew solely answer I can provide you with is paying more cash. The extra it prices the extra reluctant individuals shall be keen to take part together with colleges. It’s going to not be a sport for everybody however just for these that may afford it.
The eagerness for the sport for umpires to be concerned is gone. It is a “Present me the cash” world.