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You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All

By Mike Droll I’ve always felt the following are some of the greatest sayings relating to speaking: “You can’t be misquoted for something you don’t...

Where Was That?

By Jon Bible Last season, I was watching an MLB game and the plate umpire — I forget who it was — was giving the...

Hammerin’ Hank 715

It was perhaps the most sacred of all of baseball’s sacred records, but when Hank Aaron launched long ball number 715, he became baseball’s...

The Art of Dealing With Coaches

By Jay Miner I’ve read every umpire manual ever written back to Hank O’Day’s turn of the century (20th) handwritten notes. Manuals are good and...

You Are There: Cooney Launches the Rocket

Then-Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens charges at umpire Terry Cooney after Cooney ejected the fiery fireballer during game four of the 1990 ALCS. AL...

Hot Buttons

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and apparently you can’t get umpires — old, new or in between — to clean up...

All Eyes Are On You

There are close plays all over a baseball field and in every game. Half-steppers at first base. Fingertips on stolen base attempts. Pitches at...

When Are You In Charge?

The NFHS strives for consistency among all the sports for which it writes rules. The jurisdiction of officials has come under recent scrutiny as...

Calls You Gotta Sell!

We are all taught early in our umpire training that some plays will occur that need to be sold harder than others. The type...

Solid Stance: Gerry Davis Profile

The honor hardly could be more fitting. OK, perhaps having a behind-the-plate stance named after you — as Gerry Davis does — isn’t technically an...

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