Batting Out of Order – What’s the Penalty?

Situation In the top of the second inning, with one out and base runners on first and third, the batter hits a ground ball up the middle and into center field. The runner scores from third and the runner from first advances to second base on the apparent RBI single. Before the next batter enters … Continue reading Batting Out of Order – What’s the Penalty?

Why Did I Become an Umpire?

I'm asked all the time, "How did you get started?" It's simple. I was forced into it. In 2013, I decided to try my hand at managing a Little League baseball team. It seemed like something fun to do in my spare time. How hard could it be? Fill out a lineup card, make some … Continue reading Why Did I Become an Umpire?