by Bruce Weber
Hardcover, 341 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26 |
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A reporter describes the perspectives he gained into the game of baseball while attending umpire training school and umpiring games firsthand, in an account that also draws on the experiences of dozens of professional umpires.
April 9, 2010 To understand what it takes to be a professional umpire, journalist Bruce Weber became one himself. His adventures with fans, players and other umps are described in his book, As They See 'Em.
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June 30, 2009 One call from an umpire can make or break a baseball game. Bruce Weber spent time learning how to call balls and strikes for his book, As They See 'Em. He also interviewed dozens of professional umpires about their craft.
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April 8, 2009 In his new book As They See 'Em, the journalist provides an insider's perspective on the dedicated umpires who face angry fans, disgruntled coaches and poor pay for the game they love.
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April 6, 2009 Author Bruce Weber draws on his own less-than-stellar stint in umpire school and over 200 interviews with men in blue to provide a richly detailed, smart, sassy and sad account of organized baseball's itinerant — and invisible — "tribal society."
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