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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

News-Herald: JLWS umpire nurtures baseball in Romania

And he already has his umpire’s alucard!

Years from now, if baseball becomes popular in Romania, Cristian Manea may be considered the person responsible for getting it there.

Manea, a successful 32-year-old computer business owner in his native Bucharest, became the first umpire from Romania to work the Junior League World Series in Taylor, which took place last week. That’s quite a feat considering there’s only one baseball field in the entire country.

...“I try to involve more people to be an umpire,” he said. “I need fresh blood. Right now, I have a team of 10 boys and two girls in my umpire crew.”


Repoz Posted: August 22, 2006 at 11:00 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Juan V Posted: August 23, 2006 at 01:22 AM (#2152954)
I need fresh blood.

Hmmm.... a thread "based" in Romania, with the intro... and this quote from the ump. This could get interesting...
   2. Zach Posted: August 23, 2006 at 03:08 AM (#2153240)
The master does not drink...Gatorade.
   3. Repoz Posted: August 23, 2006 at 03:13 AM (#2153250)
A rare photo of an unmasked Baron Mikel Colosi.
   4. Vrhovnik Posted: August 23, 2006 at 11:47 AM (#2153645)
There is a Romanian legend that a bat flying over a corpse can cause it to become a vampire. So they better watch their H & B's. Also beware of the strigoi and vircolaci.
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 23, 2006 at 12:36 PM (#2153661)
"I need fresh blood."

New blood for Romanian baseball could definitely bring new meaning to the term "a full count".
   6. Repoz Posted: August 23, 2006 at 12:43 PM (#2153663)
New blood for Romanian baseball could definitely bring new meaning to the term "a full count".

Hey!...stop stealing my bites!...:)

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