Monday, March 8, 2021

2021 UEFL Call for Appeals Board Nominations

Hello, and welcome back to the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League for 2021. We begin preparations for the 2021 season by soliciting nominations for the UEFL Appeals Board vacancy that was created by the resignation of MLB Umpire Observer.

UEFL Rule 6-4-a prescribes the creation of an Appeals Board to rule on contested issues that may arise throughout the season, and delineates the process through which this Board's membership is selected. As of March 2021, this nine-person Board has one vacancy, which shall be filled via pre-season nomination and election.

Any visitor, guest, or user is eligible to serve on the Appeals Board; league participation is not required. Membership on the Appeals Board is a voluntary position and subject to a one-year term with no term limits. If you are interested in nominating yourself for this at-large Appeals Board vacancy, please consider the following requirements:
➤ Ability to separate subjectivity from objective analysis;
➤ Extensive rules knowledge or ability to attain exceptional proficiency;
➤ Acceptance of prior and willingness to form UEFL precedent and rule interpretations;
➤ Ability to objectively and thoroughly analyze plays to determine, among others, Quality of Correctness;
➤ Availability to respond to the "Office of the UEFL Commissioner" in a timely fashion;
➤ Board members must abstain from ruling on plays involving drafted umpires (if applicable).

Example of Appeals Board work: 2020 Appeals Board page on the UEFL Portal.
Permanent Appeals Board members: Gil Imber (Commissioner, Chair), Tim McCaffrey/tmac (Ast), Jeremy Dircks (Deputy), RichMSN (Charter Member).  
Appeals Board re-elected via 2020 Rules Summit: Arik G, cyclone14, jvick2017, MarkCanada.
Vacancy: Seat 9 [1 vacancy].

Appeals Board Nomination, Election, and UEFL 2021 Season Registration Timeline:
March 8, 2021 (Monday): Appeals Board nominations opened.
March 18, 2021 (Thursday): Appeals Board nominations closed.
March 19, 2021 (Friday): Appeals Board voting begins, UEFL Registration & Draft begins.
March 31, 2021 (Wednesday): Voting ends, UEFL registration/draft ends. Board, rosters are set.

To submit your candidacy for the UEFL Appeals Board vacancy, [nominations closed]. Be sure to include the following information:
> Username (what you'd like to be called in Appeals Board decisions);
> Real name (username may or may not be your real name, privacy is a reasonable request);
> Preferred e-mail address (presumably the address you are using to send your e-mail);
> Have you participated in the UEFL before?
> Qualifications and/or candidate statement (500 characters maximum).


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