Gus Rodriguez former NCAA Umpire for the WAC who has umpired several College World Series and has been the Director of Umpires for the WBSC since 2010 has traveled all over the world helping train umpires. He has selected umpires for all major international events like the World Cup, Premier 12, Olympics, Pan Am Games and the World Baseball Classic. Today we are joined from listeners all over the world from the umpire as well as the coaching industry. This show was sold out. Things Discussed: What are Gus main responsibilities as Director of International Umpires. His staff he has around the world helping train and select umpires for international events. What an takes to become a international umpire. How has international umpiring improved throughout the years. How all in umpiring is becoming more standardized so that the event run smoother. The difficulties of having international umpires at events and how to over come those difficulties. WBSC Umpire Commission, training and more. WBSC web site training with videos, graphics and more. Advice for umpires on how to handle confrontations. International rules vs official baseball rules. Mental training for umpires. Do and don’ts of working with an assignor. Best catchers to have behind the plate. The strike zone and how catchers try and move the glove into it. Dropped 3rd strike and what home plate umpire will do if obstructed and cannot see the catch or if it hit the ground. Rules which have been changed and what rules should be changed in the future. Pitchers different deliveries with runners on base. Instant replay. Check swing. Ball down the lines caught in reference to were the ball is and the players feet. Balls down the line and which umpires make the calls. Ways for umpires to be trained on line, during Covid and more. So much more.
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