• They’re Out. All minor league umpires dream of making the big leagues. Unfortunately for most, that dream will never come true.
  • All the More Reason. Goodness knows how tough an avocation officiating can be. Here are a few reminders why we do what we do.


  • Baseball. Don’t let distractions throw you off your game.
  • Football. What to say to whom and when to say it.


  • The News. Discrimination suit against MLB is dismissed.
  • Law. How to handle spectator trouble when the game administrator is gone.

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