Hoboken’s reputation among umpires
With the Hoboken Board of Education election coming up next month, here’s another topic that should be brought up.
The BoE has a massive bloated budget, but it seems they have a hard time paying for hired help! Why, too much money to count?
Baseball Umps stay away from Hoboken
“I am someone who is born and raised in Hoboken and I take a lot of pride in our town. I really like your website and i find it very informative, so I thank you for that.
I am currently attending an umpires class, which is a class where you become a certified umpire in order for you to officiate high school baseball and softball games. At this class I expressed to the elder umpires my interest in umpiring for Hoboken High and they told me never to umpire for Hoboken. And I wondered why, this is my home town and I want to umpire here. So the other umpires told me how that if you umpire for Hoboken you either never get paid or you have to wait months to get paid.
I was very disgusted to hear this because I did not like to here that my hometown has such a bad reputation. And I even heard a coach from Hoboken saying that is why he could never get a good umpire. I still don’t understand on how or why the umpires do not get paid or have to wait months to get paid . I think for a town where budgets are so high this should not be a problem. I just think this should be brought to someones attention.”