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Old 04-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #21
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I'd have to say official, regardless of sport. It's a no win situation -- at best you are ignored, at worst you are fleeing from a hostile crowd.

At least the losing players get *some* respect.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #22
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Several difficult positions here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=00ZZmZdap84
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #23
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I would say baseball catcher (even if the pitcher is not throwing knuckleballs). He has the physical wear and tear on his body, especially knees and back, gets hit with foul balls, gets run over by runners, and has all the hazards of being on offense such as baserunning and getting hit with pitches. And he has a mentally demanding job, handling the pitchers and basically being an on-the-field "manager" of sorts.
Only exceeded by home plate umpire. At least the catcher gets some time to rest on the bench.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #24
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Good point. I was considering some summer income after ER doing some umpiring, but not sure if I can take the punishment. Maybe I can just work the bases.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #25
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Gotta be the spectator.

Seems all spectators know exactly what is being done wrong, and how it should have been done.

Been to any sports bar lately?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #26
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Good point. I was considering some summer income after ER doing some umpiring, but not sure if I can take the punishment. Maybe I can just work the bases.
Most umpiring associations will let you do that, with the understanding that you still have to have home plate equipment in the event of a no-show or injury.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #27
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This position, actually, isn't that difficult to get into.

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #28
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Good point. I was considering some summer income after ER doing some umpiring, but not sure if I can take the punishment. Maybe I can just work the bases.
Years ago I umpired youth & HS BB, and some of those 18-19yo kids could uncork a 90+mph fastball. Back then we were transitioning from the old 'shield' style outside chest protectors to the modern inside protectors. Unfortunately at that point the throat protector (piece dangling down from your mask) was rare. Still remember the time I was behind the plate & took a foul tip straight to the Adam's apple. Next thing I remember I was flat on my back gasping for air while one of the trainers was doing an ACLS-style jaw thrust to help keep my windpipe open. I actually recovered to finish that game- with an arm covering my throat at each pitch. Found myself too busy to ump the next season
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This position, actually, isn't that difficult to get into.

But VERY tough to stick the landing
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A journeyman boxer or UFC fighter that everybody beats up on the way to the top.

I got to believe that getting the crap beat out of you is a pretty tough way to make a living.
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I got to believe that getting the crap beat out of you is a pretty tough way to make a living.
As many kids in inner city Detroit, Philly, Chicago, etc. will tell ya, it's a pretty tough way to grow up, too
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:39 AM   #32
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Bowman on an ocean racing yacht has its moments: Volvo Ocean Race is coming back to Abu Dhabi! - VisitAbuDhabi.ae

The image was taken in good weather - I wouldn't even want to think about going out on the bow in the southern ocean.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:56 AM   #33
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Over the years I've played football, tennis, and been a cheerleader, and I gotta say, the most difficult thing I've ever done was be a base in competitive cheerleading. When they flip a girl over your head, one mess up is entirely too noticeable, usually the difference between first and last, and on top of that, whoever you're tossing isn't going to like paying the medical bills for whatever has just happened to them :P
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