If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one.
As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently.
Another way to lose control is to ignore something when you should address it.
I set very high standards for myself and worked every game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were the seventh game of a World Series.
I learned a valuable life lesson that summer. You should find something in life that you really enjoy and seriously consider making that your life's work.
My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs.
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, you need to get a solid foundation as soon as you can.
Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments.
Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face.
Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly.
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 paying attention to details.
Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return.
I have looked back on situations and thought that I could have handled a few differently and probably better.
My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing.
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, demonstration, drill, and implementation.
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