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Unread 03-18-2010, 02:38 PM   #40
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Unread 03-18-2010, 06:45 PM   #41
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I'm reminded of the old adage about excuses....

The out of shape/overweight guy is no different to me than the one who won't polish shoes, purchase new hats etc. Officiating demands self discipline. You can't have it both ways.

Richard: leave your cane at home (unless you are bringing it for the song and dance between innings...wait almost forgot that your refusal to entertain is why you didn't once get a choice assignment...LOL)

Anybody that comes at me with a cane would serve themselves best by first removing the handle.

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Unread 03-19-2010, 05:51 AM   #42
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You really are a myopic and naive person. Usually such a dearth of wisdom comes from far younger people than you. Wise people are trying to impart to you how life really works outside your narrow, little view, and you not only refuse to absorb the message, you elect to heap more ignorance and arrogance into an already overflowing crock.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 12:32 PM   #43
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I'm reminded of the old adage about excuses....

The out of shape/overweight guy is no different to me than the one who won't polish shoes, purchase new hats etc. Officiating demands self discipline. You can't have it both ways.
While there's some truth to that, it's also true that when you get older your body changes at an increasing rate. And, you can be in the upper percentiles for "in shape" at, say, 50 and still be heavier, slower, weaker than being "average" at, say, 25.

That said, there are a lot more umpires who are overweight / obese than there seem to be in other sports.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #44
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Bob your post rings 100% true. I do believe that I used the phrase "age appropriate" in one of my earlier posts.

Finn-I am in fact myopic and had my eyes taken care of with lasic a few years ago because eyesight like physical conditioning is simply part of what makes an umpire.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #45
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Ws32,

I hope some day we're all as perfect as you are! I post something every Friday on another site , ....it's called 'douchebag of the week' ...consider yourself nominated
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Unread 03-19-2010, 03:16 PM   #46
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I've heard of that website!! "Obesity Anonymous"

This week's discussion in the Umpire Forum: Angle over Distance
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I've heard of that website!! "Obesity Anonymous"

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stop!! stop!! I can't stand it....my sides, my sides....
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I've heard of that website!! "Obesity Anonymous"

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You do, however, have a healthy level of resiliency to go with your myopia. I'll give you that.
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As for the hat creasing - worked with a handfull of D1 college guys and they all instructed me to crease my hat.

Reluctantly, all my hats (even for HS) now have a crease.
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