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YonRoku
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umpire age limit/requirements to umpire a game

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/29/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,587 times Debate No: 6685
Debate Rounds (3)
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bird-debater

Pro

i believe that an umpire should have played softball/baseball in order to ump and have had a minimum of 6 months training to keep things fair
YonRoku

Con

>I thank bird-debater for starting this debate.

>Her argument is that to umpire baseball games umpires must have:

1) Played baseball themselves

2) 6 months training

>I concede her training regiment but argue that there is no reason that an umpire should have to have played themselves.

>Good luck
Debate Round No. 1
bird-debater

Pro

i think that the umpire should have to had played, just for the reason that he would have more experience and know the game better
YonRoku

Con

>Thanks to my opponent for a timely response.

>I agree that those who play or have played baseball know it the best. But this does not mean it should be a requirement. Not all of us are physically gifted, however this does not disclose the option of being an umpire.

>Good luck
Debate Round No. 2
bird-debater

Pro

even if they have not participated in the sport in question, the least that they could do to make this a fair game they could watch the sport on tv. do you not agree
YonRoku

Con

YonRoku forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by YonRoku 8 years ago
YonRoku
Woah woah woah don't go reporting me. I'm not her.
Posted by burningpuppies101 8 years ago
burningpuppies101
I have to agree.. I have some suspicions about this debate...
Posted by theitalianstallion 8 years ago
theitalianstallion
Is there a 500 character limit or something because that first argument wasn't very characteristic of you, YonRoku.
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