• Blue Genes. Tatem Stoelting’s mom and grandfather found success at the top levels of umpiring. Now, it’s her turn.
  • Trade Talk. Words and phrases that made the cut for our Officiating Dictionary.


  • Baseball. Each field comes with its own set of ground rules.
  • Football. Putting fouls into classifications eases enforcement.


  • Profiles. Alabama fathers take their sons to work.
  • Law. Be careful what you sign.

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