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Re: Dan Smith
Posted by Mark Patterson on May 26, 2019, 3:42 pm, in reply to "Re: Dan Smith
While I totally agree with the above statement, as a Conference team/sponsor, there is a lot of money put into each team. All I personally ask, and you can watch the live stream of our game against Sportsreach, is that the umpires do their jobs. Which means they move in position to make the calls, they donít carry on conversations with people outside the fence, they arenít over at the fence drinking something and talking when the first pitch is being thrown, and they stay consistent. They are gonna make mistakes and I am good with that because no one is perfect. Take a little criticism and move on. I have always said that if someone threatens an umpire or has to be restrained, they should be gone for the remainder of the event. And that goes for ANYONE at any level of sanctioned play in any association.
On a side note, the umpires we had for our games in Atlanta were nowhere near Conference caliber umpires. As I stated in a F/B post, I would be willing to pay $1000 more for the Conference fee to get the best guys out to every event and pay them a little better and get them accomodations.