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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...

Why R You Officiating?

By Lucia Perfetti-Clark Officiating is an avocation, and no two people come to it the same way or for the same reasons. I knew...

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...

Not Enough Refs (October 2001)

NASO data reported in Referee as early as 2001 revealed what our current survey is making absolutely clear, there is, and has long...

Don’t Compound Missed Calls

We have all made mistakes, there are plenty of reasons why, but officials can't compound missed calls with phantom calls. It can happen with...

Death of a Union (May 2000)

Years of strife between the Major League Umpires Association and Major League Baseball came to a head in July 1999 when Richie Phillips,...

Postgame Discussions The Right Way

It was a tough game and not much went as planned. Now it’s time to break down where it all went wrong. It‘s a stressful situation...

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