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Discussion: ASA tournments

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Aug. 18, 2008
Men's 50
202 posts
ASA tournments
Local was right. The umpires didn't have a clue. The TD was calling some of our players horrible. No class what so ever. It doesn't make any difference if they play the tournments with young or old, they BOTH should be treated fairly.
June 9, 2009
2 posts
on umpires, some blues have a chip on there shoulders remember they control the game. what ever you say they can get rid of you qick or make it a long day for you. Thats why its best to keep comments low at games.
June 12, 2009
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
806 posts
From your post, I believe this was an ASA tournament; so addressing it here will probably not help much. What you should do is contact the ASA director of your area. If you can not find it on the ASA site, let me know, and I will help you get it. Players and coaches should always be treated with respect, and this is even more important now than ever with a dwindling amount of players and teams. I do enough ASA games to know that they do not condone this type of behavior. Before you contact them (I think written contact is best in a emotionally charged situation), make sure that you have all of your timelines and facts straight and document these clearly.

Pasqua, I do not know where you play, but I think it is awful that any player should ever feel this way. An umpire is there to keep control of the game and make judgement calls, nothing else; it is not about us; it is about the game. I believe that an umpire and/or tournament director should be fair and courteous. When a player or coach really goes over the line, they should be dealt with, but those times should be few and far between.

May all your games (and officials) be good ones.
June 12, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
I believe you are the guy that posted trying to put T's on in Madera and Merced. I called you about that. Here is the ASA web site link for this area,
Dick Grove is not the commis, any longer, he retired. Tom Dowd, is the man in charge.
June 12, 2009
353 posts

If your looking for the person overseeing the Modesto area try Tom Eddy at Rainbow Fields and in the Merced are, Tim Winnet through the Merced P&R.
It is every umpire goal to be a non factor in officiating a game. After 18 years of umpiring ASA, USSSA, and NSA. I have noted and my self include, when I first start I was viewed as you stated, but I was trying to provide the player the best game and put my focus on that. I knew the game the rule but the confidence and acceptance had to be earned. As time goes by this too is gained. I also know that due to the major turnover in umpires in the central valley. It isn't uncommon for a newbie, who's trying to do his best to appear very rigid. Talk to the T.D.ís and share your observation. Or you can become an umpire and demonstrate by example a positive approach. Passing info along in a constructive manner might be beneficial to all umpires and players.
June 12, 2009
Men's 65
330 posts
Nancy I need some help for next year---what is your e-mail??
June 12, 2009
Men's 65
330 posts
Nancy I need some help for next year---what is your e-mail??
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