Welcome to the UmpireBible
The UmpireBible is the premier website for new and developing umpires of amateur baseball. This website's objective is providing a dynamic platform to help you learn the rules of baseball, and to get an introduction to the basics of umpire mechanics. And a bit more, too.
Have you tried to learn the rules of baseball from the rule book? How'd that go? If you're like me, not well. Or maybe you attended a class or two, where the instructor plowed through an 80-slide PowerPoint deck in three hours on a Saturday morning. How much of that do you remember?
Well, I, for one, just got tired of trying to learn the rules of baseball by flipping endlessly from reference to reference. Do you know that the subject of base awards (just base awards) has 28 rules references? How's a guy to learn about awarding bases when you're flipping around 28 rules. Can't be done.
So I set out to write about the rules of baseball in a logical and plainspoken manner and, well, I suppose I got carried away.
So welcome to the UmpireBible.