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Planet of the Umps: A Baseball Life from Behind the Plate

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    Interesting but.....

    Ken Kaiser certainly has had an interesting life. He's just not particularly adept at telling his story. There's no real structure to this book. It's just a series of rambling, unrelated stories that sometimes end rather abruptly. Some of the player stories are interesting. Some seem oddly without a point. My main complaint about this book though, is the sheer number of typos in the NOOK version. The digital copy reads like it was scanned from paper and then the publisher used some type of data recognition software to convert it to a digital format without any type of spell checking or proofreading. Truly amateur publishing work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2009

    Not the best book ever read

    It is a series of very short stories that has no flow other than chronological list of events. If you were like me and was looking for more information on how MLB broke the umpire's union, this was not the book. Just stories of a bitter ex-MLB umpire. The best story was the one where he would give the same ball back to a pitcher when they requested a new ball. I would not bother.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Morningkit

    Rolles her eyes. (I started rping for my 1st time 5 mins ago and cats are calling me evil alrrady?!?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    DONT JOIN THIS CLAN AND I MEAN IT!!!!!!!

    THE LEADER IS EVIL. THIS CLAN IS HAUNTED. Go join a new clan at blue clan all results.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Entertaining

    Makes you laugh out loud.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    baseball

    Is this like a easy book to read?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    Great Reading

    If you are an umpire or just a baseball fan, this is great reading. For umpires, it is a realization of what it is really like to get into professional umpiring.

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    Posted May 22, 2011

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