Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:51 AM
Just heard a PU call “INSIDE”.
Heard another one yesterday say “THATS LOW”.
I thought the standard operation was not to call a ball’s location.
Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:29 AM
That is a subject of much debate on a lot of other forums. Some say do not call out location, other's say go ahead and call it, others still say call it only on close pitches. I can tell you that professional umpire schools do not teach to call out location.
However, many experienced umpires at higher levels, often call location on the close ones. When you work higher levels, such as college and pros, calling out the close pitches seem to work for them.
Personally, I don't call location at any level I do, but I'm fine with umpires that call it on the close ones. I don't not recommend, nor do I teach, that umpires call out location. Newer umpires should not call location, as it may become habit to call out location on every ball call, something that is not accepted. Only when an umpire gains proper training and experience, they can then experiment with different accepted mechanics.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 03:15 PM
That's a "secondary conversation" with a catcher or batter when necessary.
For MLB guys, I think it would be a huge mistake as they have technology looking at every pitch they call.
But I've noticed some of them doing that for the last few years.
Reply to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users