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“You’re Out!” and “He’s off the bag!”

Bucksport, Maine–Saturday April 26, 2008

Can you tell that local Eastern Maine baseball umpire John Curry enjoys what he is doing?


There’s nothing like ringing a guy up on a tag play at the plate, but John’s timing, focus on the tag, and out call are all performed perfectly. And, of course, the player sliding in was out. (It wouldn’t be as much fun if the player were safe and you called him out.)


The same enthusiasm is displayed by partner Chris Parker in the same high school game. Chris lets everyone know that the Bucksport Golden Bucks first baseman did not keep his foot on the base on a throw from the third baseman. Chris made the call, the Bucksport head coach wondered if he got the call right, and Chris did not hesitate to ask his partner if he thought the player might have kept his foot on the base. Plate umpire John Curry confirmed that the first baseman was off the bag and any controversy that might have arisen in this hard fought game was put to rest. Nice teamwork guys and a job well done!

April 26, 2008 - Posted by | Commentary, Mechanics, Sharing Game Situations | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. ITS A BIG PLAY AT TIMES ITS IMPORTANT TO IN THE RIGHT POSTION TO MAKE THIS CALL AND TIMING TO SELL IT RUNS CAN SCORE DURING CALL U BETTER BE RIGHT BILLY DOUGHER #32 CBUA MSBL MABL NUA ABA 30 YRS OF UMPRING

    Comment by BILLY | March 5, 2014 | Reply


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