What Makes a Good Umpire?

In my honest opinion, there are two key things that make someone a good umpire. Those two things are consistency and positioning. Consistency Consistency usually applies to the plate umpire. Every umpire has his own zone when behind the plate. Yes, there's a predetermined strike zone according to the rule book, but the reality is … Continue reading What Makes a Good Umpire?

Umpire Pregame

The following article focuses on the two man umpiring crew, however pregame talks should take place before every game. One of the most important things to know as an umpire is where your partner will be on any given play. There's nothing more embarrassing than having two umpires at the same base making two different … Continue reading Umpire Pregame