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Discussion: Umpire Situation

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June 23, 2012
Pee19wee
3 posts
Umpire Situation
I am new to this board and have a question. Since SSUSA has relieved some of their top umpires, where do they plan to find umpires to take their place? Word of the street is that the ones that were fired were the lead umpires and were respected by ALL others, who now are considering not working and showing their loyalty.
SSUSA should have researched the TRUE facts before they jumped the gun and fired people. We finally had some great umpires in this organization and now the learning process will start all over again. What is going to happen in Vegas when they have 400 teams and no umpires or poorly trained ones? Just saying SSUSA!
June 23, 2012
SSUSA Staff
1220 posts
SSUSA is pleased at retaining a significant majority of regional UIC's in the aftermath of relieving the National UIC and only four regional UIC's of their duties. Each remaining UIC and all of our exceptional umpires are as committed as we are to having an outstanding World Masters Championships in Las Vegas in September and October. Each year we have brought in our finest umpires from around the country for this event, and this year will be no exception.
June 23, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Loyalty? The umpires love working the games as much as you love playing it. Many are players themselves. Are you considering not playing to show your loyalty? Pee19wee should have researched the TRUE facts before jumping the gun with his statement. Just saying.
June 23, 2012
Lecak
Men's 55
1007 posts
Pee are you sure you have the whole story? At some point if this thread turns ridiculous I will add some local Las Vegas flavor.
June 23, 2012
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
Joe, I will also add in with ya.. Lets get together at Lorenzi sometime and talk.. LMK when ya can.. Like you said get the whole story b4 ya talk.. Learned a long time ago get both sides of the story..

Pee, I'm sure the staff knew what they was doin b4 they jumped the gun on this matter.. An organization as big as this doesn't jeopardize themselves without having the facts..
June 23, 2012
cal50
Men's 50
276 posts
Why were they relieved of their positions?
June 24, 2012
Lecak
Men's 55
1007 posts
Is senior softball about the players or the umps. If it becomes backwards would that bother anyone?
June 24, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4361 posts
Joe,
Don't they both have to do with the game they both are in and run by an entity?

What ever the reason was I think it started at some time BEFORE Reno. It just came to a head there for what ever reason.
June 25, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
873 posts
One of the above sold bats out of the car at Phoenix Worlds last year. When witnesses came forth and he was confronted, denied all. Questionable ethics.
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