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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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Mark Bernstein: Inspiring and Personal Stories from Little League West Region’s UIC

Mark Bernstein is the Umpire in Chief for Little League’s West Region and someone who has been hugely influential in the umpiring career of Your Humble Host and in the careers of many, many other Little League volunteer umpires. He believes in the significant positive impact that a great Little League umpire can have on the experience for the players… and that belief rubs off in a big, big way.

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Dennis Williams: Working a Small Little Tournament in Williamsport, PA in 2020

There’s a modest little tournament that takes place in Williamsport PA every summer… Today meet Dennis Williams, who has been selected for the honor of serving as a volunteer umpire for the 2020 Little League Baseball World Series. We talk about his umpiring beginnings and his journey as a Little League volunteer umpire, and then get into a lot of details about the World Series and what his expectations and hopes are.

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