Baseball News & Announcements

December 13, 2019

IMPARTIALITY IN ADDRESSING COACHES

I‘m always ill at ease when an official with whom I’m working is on a first‑name basis with a coach. ...
October 25, 2019

UIL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPROVES GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE

At their October 21, 2019 meeting the UIL Legislative Council approved a TASO initiated game/match fee increase for Texas sports ...
November 10, 2019

TASO BASEBALL 2020 ANNUAL MEETING

The 2020 Annual Meeting for the Baseball Division is scheduled for January 3‑5, 2020.  The meeting location is the Delta ...
June 26, 2019

TASO Threads opens

TASO is proud to announce the opening of the TASO Threads Store for each Sports Division.  The on‑line store contains ...
October 29, 2019

DEALING WITH OBNOXIOUS FANS

Between the lines, sports officials have every right and can take immediate action to eject a player or coach from ...
September 19, 2019

OFFICIALLY SPEAKING

A new Episode of the TASO Video Podcast series has been published. Episode 03 features the TASO Basketball Division with ...
April 4, 2019

TASO REAFFIRMS CODE OF CONDUCT AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES

The Texas Association of Sports Officials prides its self in being one of the most diverse organizations anywhere, whether one ...
October 18, 2019

PRE-PITCH CHECKLIST FOR IMPROVED FOCUS

Over the years, I found that the best way to stay focused and lessen the chance of a screw‑up is ...
August 22, 2019

2019-2020 BASEBALL MEMBERSHIP

Both the Renewal and New Member Application Process for the 2019‑2020 season are now open.  To renew your membership, first ...
August 21, 2019

BIBLE HONORED FOR LONGEVITY, POSTSEASON WORK

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced TASO Life Member Jon Bible is the 2019 recipient ...
August 22, 2019

HEAD PROTECTION FOR OFFICIALS

TASO is always looking for ways for our members to protect themselves.  To that end, TASO has negotiated a discount ...
August 22, 2019

PROACTIVE OFFICIALS VITAL PART OF EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

In the face of a medical emergency, Dale Wakasugi has simple, yet powerful advice for school administrators: “Do something . ...
August 19, 2019

YOUR WORDS HAVE RAMIFICATIONS

Your words have ramifications.  In England, a soccer referee was reportedly forced to quit the Premier League after he allegedly ...
August 19, 2019

WHEN DOES SIDELINE BEHAVIOR CAUSE OFFICIALS TO QUIT?

“I did not like being a referee one bit, and I’m very happy to be done with it. It was ...
July 5, 2019

13 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF OFFICIATING

There is no sense in building an architectural masterpiece on a sand dune. The view might be great but it ...
June 25, 2019

UIL STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the following TASO Baseball Umpires who were selected to work the UIL State Baseball Tournament: SEMIFINALS Chapter Officials ...
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