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Click the link below to read a Star Tribune story on NW's Larry Gallagher

http://www.startribune.com/sports/124751198.html

Congrats to the following NW umpires who were selected to work in the 2011 High School State Tournament

Erik Anderson, Tony Anderson, Adam Berg, Kris Bertelsen, Terry Beseman, Dwayne Borg, Matt Brown, Robin Cook, Andrew Craddock, Matt Dornfeld, Brian Dorr, Terry Helget, Hank Hentges, Nick Izzo, Bryce Jacobson, Dan Johnson, Robin Johnson, Zar Kovalov, Steve Krick, Ken Lehner, Dave Malley, John Priester, Ken Sargent, Mike Sticha, Bill Teichroew, Dave Wiles, Brad Wilkinson and Les Zibell.

Click the link below to read a Star Tribune story on NW's Larry Gallagher

http://www.startribune.com/sports/124751198.html

Here is a link to a letter concerning the American Legion bat rule for 2011 at the national level.

Note:  The Minnesota rule is slightly different than at the national level.

www.nwumpires.com/home/images/stories/NWmisc/bbcorbatltrjune12011.pdf

Here is a link to the Minnesota American Legion rule book for 2011.  On pages 37 & 38 the bat rule is included.

Note:  The Minnesota rule is slightly different than at the national level.

www.nwumpires.com/home/images/stories/NWmisc/2011mnalbrulebook.pdf

Here are the details of the bat rule for Minnesota:

www.nwumpires.com/home/images/stories/NWmisc/2011mnamericanlegionbatrule.doc

Here are some details on how we would like NW Umpires to handle the situation:

We have contracted to UMPIRE your baseball games, not to be bat police.

The Minnesota American Legion Baseball program will assume all liability for their deviation from the national policy.

It is the ultimate responsibility of each team to insure that the bats they are using comply with the state guideline.

As a reminder of that responsibility our umpires, will ask both managers, at the pregame meeting, “Is your team using legal bats today”.  The only acceptable answer is, “Yes”.   A game cannot begin until both coaches are able to affirm that their bats are legal.

By acknowledging that they are using legal bats they are accepting the liability if any of their players use illegal bats.

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