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As they see 'em : a fan's travels in the land of umpires

Author: Bruce Weber
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A New York Times reporter describes the perspectives he gained into the game of baseball while attending umpire training school and umpiring games firsthand, in an insider fan's account that also draws on the experiences of dozens of professional umpires.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Weber
ISBN: 9780743294119 0743294114
OCLC Number: 148740463
Description: vii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The land of umpires --
Men behind a mask --
"I'm chasing the dream" --
"Fix it!" --
Welcome to professional baseball --
Phil, Ben, and Ria --
Ballish strikes and strikelike balls --
The 22 --
Living the dream, such as it is --
Strapping it on --
The braille watch.
Responsibility: Bruce Weber.

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A New York Times reporter describes the perspectives he gained into the game of baseball while attending umpire training school and umpiring games firsthand, in an insider fan's account that also draws on the experiences of dozens of professional umpires.

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