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Officials can decide a game

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For the longest time I have kept the position that officials do not decide games. Sometimes they make calls that certainly have an impact and when those calls happen late in a contest we, as fans, blame the officials for our team losing. In many of those instances you can argue that turnovers earlier in the game or poor shooting or whatever could have changed the outcome of the game. My argument has always been a game that has 40 or 60 minutes of game play does not get decided by a call that takes a couple of seconds. I realize some will not agree with that. Continue reading

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The life of an offical….it’s a love/hate thing…

Last night, June 2, I was umpiring a baseball game. I watched two poorly played baseball games and saw one young man (the pitcher) take a line drive off the side of the head that left him hospitalized. It happened in the second inning of the game and there was never a good feeling the rest of the night. I told one of the coaches I would rather be anywhere else than on that field. Continue reading

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