Game Management

Beyond the Rules

In addition to officiating the rules and employing the proper mechanics, there are many other areas of umpiring baseball that do not fit into the headings at the top of the page (Runner, Batter, Pitcher, etc.). Some of these, like managing substitutions and lodging a proper appeal, are rules related, but most aspects of game management are not. Most of these topics belong in the library of umpiring conventions that have developed over the nearly two centuries of umpiring baseball.