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Dan Campagnolo: Listen. Learn. Share. Repeat.

High school, college and Little League umpire Dan Campagnolo mines his decades in umpiring to share some concrete tips and a few stories, including: what NOT to do when you forget your shinguards; how to never worry about counting mid-inning warmup pitches again; and why working the dish for the Little League World Series Championship Game in 2012 was maybe only the third-coolest thing that happened to Dan that year.

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Liz Hammerschmidt: Exploring Both Sides of the Mask with a Rising NCAA Softball Umpire

Since 2013, Big10 Crew Chief Elizabeth Hammerschmidt has been making her mark as a rising NCAA softball umpire. In this conversation Liz and I explore both sides of the mask—the games, the approach, Liz’s stories, her on-field experiences—but we also get to the heart of some challenges that Liz has faced balancing her personal life with her pursuit of umpiring, as well as the enjoyment she’s found bringing her family along for the ride.

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