[Read free] The Men in Blue: Conversations with Umpires

#142259 in Audible 2014-07-17Format: UnabridgedOriginal language:EnglishRunning time: 728 minutes

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Wish there were more books of this nature.By M. HearingI have been interested in the umpire's world since I was a kid. I was never a good athlete but was hyper-fair in decision making on the ballfield and knew the rules, so I enjoyed being the arbiter from time to time. The book is quite interesting because it covers a long range of time, from the 1930's to the 1970's. The umps in the beginning of the book were ones I had heard about for the mosThe philosopher Jacques Barzun thought that "whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball". And whoever wants to know baseball had better learn about umpires. As Larry Gerlach points out in The Men in Blue, these arbiters transform competitive chaos into organized sport. They make it possible to "play ball", but nobody loves them.Considering the abuse meted out by fans and players, why would any sane person want to be an umpire? Many reasons emerge in conversati...

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