Umpire Nation is all about, training conversation and interaction. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray.

So, as a member of Umpire Nation, here are “the rules”:

You may disagree with other members. We welcome debate. However, we ask that if you disagree with someone, please do so in a way that is respectful.

We reserve the right to delete your comments if you post something that is, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate Bugsy’s sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.

You retain ownership of your comments. We do not own them and we expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve Umpire Nation from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

You grant Umpire Nation a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, the goal of Umpire Nation is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. We believe these simple rules will facilitate this.

ALSO: if Bugsy truly believes anybody has given the WRONG advice or teaching, he will state so. Bugsy has the right to delete any bad advice or teaching.  It’s Bugsy’s firm belief that interacting is good but having the WRONG info on the site defeats the purpose of the spirit of this site, that being, the RIGHT Professional training for Amateur umpires.