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Basepath Blunders

A baserunner caught in a rundown between two bases can be among the most exciting plays in fast-pitch softball, but it also creates...

Help Yourself

I stumbled upon a couple of clips of MLB games and got a chuckle out of how the announcers reacted to two situations....

Nobody Told the Officials (August 2006)

It’s rare to encounter highly unusual or extraordinary situations, but such was the case when a high school football crew in Cincinnati put...

Referee Magazine – March 2018 Preview

Referee Magazine - March 2018 Highlights Features Hands-On Officiating. More than what you say is being heard. Open Look. What really goes on within...

7 Ways to Hone Your Edge in the Offseason 

For many, the offseason is welcomed in the same way a teacher welcomes summer break — with open arms. You ’ve worked hard but now it’s time...

The Case for Three-Person Mechanics (October 2005)

Referee’s landmark story has been used as a roadmap by many officials associations when they negotiated with schools, conferences and assigners, and ultimately...

US vs. USSR 1972 Olympic Men’s Basketball Final  

Peter Rodgers never figured that by opening a gift, he’d close the book on a lingering controversy. The birthday present Rodgers received should, at the very...

Get More Postseason Games

“Why didn’t I get any playoff games?” Across the officiating world, that is probably the most frequently asked question by established and even some new officials. Postseason games...

Don’t Match Fouls on The Other End

It is understood that the goal of matching is to pair likenesses. Millions of dollars are being spent every day to find and make that perfect match....

Think Outside the Box

By Jeffrey Stern Officials who work a single sport sometimes have a tendency to be a little myopic. If football is their game, they...

Dale Scott Redemption

Half sleep-walking through darkness to the refrigerator in his Santo Domingo apartment in the dead of night in January 1986, all Dale Scott...

Old Acts, New Rulings

The NCAA has again adjusted its obstruction rule, reduced the illegal pitch penalty, adopted three experimental speed-up rules from last fall and brought...

No Fun Or No Fair?

By Paul Jacoby There have been many attempts at “gamesmanship” in the history of baseball and softball. The best or most bizarre situation I’ve...

Double the Trouble

Unlike in football and basketball where referees must determine the legality of athletes crashing into each other on almost every play, baseball is...

Referee Magazine – January 2018 Preview

Referee Magazine - January 2018 Highlights Features Just One Official Away. More high school officials are needed. How can you get involved in recruitment...

Homeward Bound

By George Demetriou Grand larceny is a term used to designate theft that is large in magnitude. Grand larceny can be contrasted with petty larceny, theft that...

Free But Not Easy

By George Demetriou Although every game begins with a kickoff, free kicks occur much less frequently than passing or running plays. Add the fact...

Swap Meet

By George Demetriou One of the more common misconceptions in football is that a kick receiver must signal for a fair catch in order...

2017-18 National Basketball Association G-League Roster

45 Ray Acosta, Lake Worth, Fla. 6, NBA non-staff 24 Brandon Adair, Virginia Beach, Va.4, NBA non-staff 28 Nathan Anderson, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2 6 Shante Anderson,...

Use Your Head With Doubleheaders

By Jon Bible Doubleheaders (DH) can be the bane of an umpire’s existence. At the most basic level, a DH just means two games instead of one, whether...

5 Minutes With Gerry Davis

Residence: Huntington Beach, Calif. Occupation: MLB umpire; owns Gerry Davis Sports, which sells officiating equipment and attire. Experience: MLB umpire since 1982; worked MLB World...

Say Good Knight (November 1999)

Referee got an exclusive interview with Ted Valentine, the referee whose run-in with Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight featured discord on the court...

Catch to Dropped Ball

Fielders can often appear to make excellent diving catches, but the calling umpire for the play must have patience in that situation before...

Heads or Tails (May 1999)

It was the coin toss heard round the world when veteran NFL referee Phil Luckett seemingly “screwed up” the simple flip. Amid a...

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