Keep Your Eye on the Everlasting Ball...

while it is in play. It is more vital to know just where a fly ball fell, or a thrown ball finished up, than whether or not a runner missed a base.

You no doubt are going to make mistakes, but never attempt to “even up” after having made one. Make all decisions as you see them and forget which is the home or visiting club.

You are the only official representative of baseball on the ball field. It is often a trying position which requires the exercise of much patience and good judgment, but do not forget that the first essential in working out of a bad situation is to keep your own temper and self control.

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About CBUA South Bay Unit

The CALIFORNIA BASEBALL UMPIRES’ ASSOCIATION (CBUA)- South Bay Unit, installed itself in 1976. The South Bay Unit serves from 35-40 high schools annually, including cities of Compton, Culver City, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Los Angeles (selected areas), Manhattan Beach, Palms, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Santa Monica, Torrance and Westchester. Read More


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Pause + Read = React

These are the most fundamental elements of successful umpiring. Good timing is essential. From the set position, observe the ball, pause to read the situation, see the developing action and react in the appropriate manner.

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