Saturday, March 24, 2012

UEFL Draft 2012: Appeals Board Election

Welcome to the 2012 UEFL Appeals Board election. As per Rule 6-4-a, the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League has established an Appeals Board that shall routinely rule on issues of Quality of Correctness. Comprised of three rotating voting members and a roster of five at-large volunteers, a pre-season nomination and election process has been established to select this season's Board.

Listed in random order, the following 12 persons have been nominated for the 2012 UEFL Appeals Board and your votes shall decide our inaugural Appeals Board roster. With five at-large vacancies, you may vote for as many or as few candidates as you wish. Short-form statements follow while unabridged candidate statements are available on the UEFL Portal's Appeals Board page; Candidates are additionally free to campaign as a reply to this post, if so desired. Voting closes Friday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time; the poll is located beneath all candidate statements:

  • yawetag: Umpire since 2007, Youth, High School, Adult Rec, Deep knowledge in all rule codes, including OBR. 3rd year in the UEFL, finishing 5th last year. "Because of my experience in baseball and UEFL, I feel I am a strong candidate for the Appeals Board."
  • BrooklynUmp: 10 years umpiring and officiating flag football, indoor soccer; finished 26th in the UEFL last year. "I have extensive knowledge of MLB rules and regulations and serve as a a board member, rules coordinator, and umpire instructor for a local league in Brooklyn, NY."
  • Albertaumpire: Level 3 umpire in Canada, 2012 graduate of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School.
  • jhagen88: ""
  • BillMueller: Former minor league umpire (MiLB) and Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring (JEAPU) instructor. "Scored 199 correct out of 200 on the JEAPU final exam. Avid follower of UEFL since it came to the web."
  • tmac: Frequent contributor to the UEFL, "I have been very fortunate to have met and umpired with some of the men who are on the major league and minor league fields, look forward to helping people understand plays and positioning and why calls were made."
  • Big_Marc: 29 years umpiring, the past 15 wood bat, professional rules only. Mexican Leagues, summer college, semi-pro and boys & girls of all ages, frequent contributor to the UEFL.
  • BT_Blue: ""
  • BSBALLUMP: 15 years umpiring, Little League to college and semi-pro. 1993 graduate of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, on-field training coordinator for Southeast Umpire Association (Tampa, FL) in mid-90s. T-8th place UEFL, 2011. "I have been a participant in the UEFL for the past several years and am familiar with the procedures of Rule 6 (b) and its applicability to Quality of Correctness of calls."
  • youthministeradam10 years umpiring high school ball, including the postseason the past four years; three years umpiring college. "I consider myself to be very knowledgeable of the rules of the game at all levels, having worked many different levels from little league to small colleges."
  • RichMSN: 25 years umpiring, high school and college. T-8th place UEFL, 2011. "Student of the rules -- have copies of Jim Evans Annotated, Jaksa/Roder, Wendelstedt Manual, PBUC Manual, MLB Umpire Manual, Childress's BRD, etc.  Familiar with the UEFL rules and what goes into the QOC decisions.  Can (obviously) be impartial in my decisions."
  • drjjulius: 12 years umpiring, high school and American Legion using American League rules, 15 years NFHS basketball. "I want to be involved in this league more this year and be a service to its members...I am committed to getting calls right...I take pride in being impartial."
If you missed it, visit the UEFL Portal's Appeals Board page for full candidate statements. Now that you have reviewed the candidates, please vote via the following multi-choice poll. Select any number you feel is appropriate, though be advised, only the top five vote-getters will be elected to the 2012 Appeals Board.

2012 UEFL Appeals Board Election


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how much money a big ten umpire or any othe D1 conference umpire makes? Just curious cuz I heard they dont get paid milage and that cant be true cuz who would do it then?

tmac said...

This depends on the conference some pay a flat fee other will take care of travel The SEC pays a lot better then say the MAC. Even a low level league pays around 750 for a weekend.. and THAT is why people do it!! Trust me they would find guys to umpire no matter what they paid!

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