Barnes and Noble: As They See 'Em - A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires by Bruce Weber

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I have to admire anyone who has the guts to stand behind home plate . . . batter, catcher or umpire. And, in the particular case of umpires, the rewards are few and far between. No high fives. No pats on the back. Not even time off for good behavior. As Bruce Weber calls it, umpires are perhaps...more


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    I have to admire anyone who has the guts to stand behind home plate . . . batter, catcher or umpire. And, in the particular case of umpires, the rewards are few and far between. No high fives. No pats on the back. Not even time off for good behavior. As Bruce Weber calls it, umpires are perhaps the most underrated and underpaid . . . yet tremendously loyal fans of the sport. Here's to true baseball grit !

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