Sunday, January 17, 2010

Well...Here Goes.

OK.  Now before I begin, I want everyone to know that I realize the only people that will read this blog are umpires.

In fact, I am going to invite all of my umpire friends to follow along.

This blog will be simple.  It will be about umpiring.  Not just the on the field stuff.  But all the crap you have to deal with as an umpire.

So you might ask...WHY?

Simple.  Gene McArtor thinks it is a bad idea.

I will say some things on this blog that some of you guys will roll your eyes at.

I will say a lot of things on this blog that will catch you shaking you head agreeing with me.

Some guys have already said, "Scott, you will torch your umpiring career with this."

I really don't think so.  And if I do, then so be it.  It was a great run.

My credentials as an umpire and my story to now is contained in the next post.

Thanks for following.


  1. About time, we will have a sounding board lead by one of us. I think this will be a strong forum for building some commonality on and off the field.

  2. Interesting indeed.

    Congress of the United States
    begun and held at the City of New York on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent miscontruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

    RESOLVED by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the Unted States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

    Amendment I

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacebly to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    And a Doctorate in Education? Really!