I love baseball! I was born with baseball blood pulsing through my veins. My father played the game, long before I was born, He was a catcher, He became quite friendly with many umpires during his semi pro career. He was wonderful to watch baseball games with! He knew everything. I know so many wonderful stories about different players. My dad would often say "get some glasses ump" when a bad call was made. I find myself doing that to this very day! I don't know any famous umpires but I know they do have a tough job, making all those calls at the plate! You know that you can never please everyone and umpires make lots of people unhappy with their calls! The umpire has a very important job, they officiate the game from the beginning to end. The ump has to enforce all the rules of the game. They have to make judgement calls and handles disciplinary actions. They may be addressed as blue due to the uniform their wear. Players and managers seldom use the term. They prefer to address the umpire by their name. Games were often officiated by a sole umpire but at the turn of the 20th century , officiating has been commonly divided among several umpires, called an umpire crew.
Before I sign off tonight, I will leave with you with some baseball quotes by famous Yankee players. Ah, Joltin Joe DiMaggio. Someday I will tell you a story about Joe, a friend of mine and a SF cable car!
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