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The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some…
The vast majority of people who watch baseball can properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field. My job is to teach…
Our students learn more in 30 days than one could learn in 30 years without our training. To really maximize your potential as an umpire,…
No one respects the umpire’s job more than I do; but, if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three or four times…
Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective leagues each year and rated numerically. This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps them…
Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real…
Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to…
During the final two weeks of training, our students work simulated game situations in which our staff members role-play as players, managers, and coaches. They…
After one year in the Texas League, the American League bought the rights to my contract. They optioned me back to the Texas League for…
Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned…
My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn’t playing.
I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing.
Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments.
I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
When I was 14, I played in a summer league. One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring. There…
I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get…
I have looked back on situations and thought that I could have handled a few differently and probably better.
Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return.
I personally developed the Academy training program. All our training is based on solid educational principles. We present the material in four training formats: lecture,…
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