Blue Hombres: The Life and Times of Major League Baseball's Latino Umpires

Blue Hombres: The Life and Times of Major League Baseball's Latino Umpires

by Mr Phil Ross


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Even if you've never officiated a sports event, or have never set foot on a professional baseball diamond, let your imagination wander to limitless bounds.

Secure your face mask, chest protector, shin guards, steel-toed shoes and protective cup supporter. You're now prepared to take a wild ride with BLUE HOMBRES, as author Phil Ross, a longtime former college & prep umpire, adeptly places you right on the ballpark grass in scene after page-turning scene.

On the exciting, informative, entertaining journey, you'll find yourself feeling like you've entered each Latino umpire's body -- from inside the mind to the tip of the toes -- whether in Mexico, Venezuela, other Caribbean Rim locales or U.S. major league stadiums. Pick your favorites - from the bright, young prospects in their early 20s to the seasoned veterans in their 50s and 60s.

Discover what makes professional baseball umpires tick, both on and off the field. For the first time in a single, breakthrough volume, learn what Latino umpires in the major and minor leagues have in common, and what sets them apart -- all tied together in unforgettable fashion by the author of ONCE A TROJAN ALWAYS A TROJAN: A True Story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533058805
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

PHIL ROSS, an 18-year veteran of college and prep baseball umpiring, also is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He has more than 30 years' award-winning experience as a sportswriter, news editor and reporter and editorial page editor on daily newspapers in four states, and in political and trade association public relations. Ross served five years as majority communications officer for the Colorado House of Representatives. He is an honorably discharged Vietnam Era U.S. Army veteran, qualifying as an Expert rifleman. When not traveling, pursuing his hobby of collecting college T-shirts and sweatshirts, Ross lives with his wife in Colorado.

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