You're out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions of an Umpire with Attitude

You're out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions of an Umpire with Attitude

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He calls it as he sees it...

Big, loud, and beyond intimidation, Durwood Merrill is one of the most colorful characters in baseball. The man Reggie Jackson calls "The Reggie Jackson of umpires" has brought a new level of showmanship and excitement to the ballpark and has attracted his own legions of fans. In You're Out And You're Ugly Too!, Merrill gives fans an in-your-face dose of hilarious anecdotes, hard-hitting opinions, and gushing admiration for America's favorite pastime. Find out the real deal on:

* The Managers: From Anderson to Piniella to Weaver, Durwood reveals his explosive relationships with baseballs's most notorious managers

* The Players: No one knows Reggie, Junior, or Cal the way Durwood does— read his dead-on observations of baseball's most talented players

* The Big Picture: Get behind the diamond with Durwood to discover what goes on in the clubhouse, in the umpire's room, on the mound, at the plate, and beyond

No corner of modern baseball is "safe" from Durwood Merrill's razor-sharp wit, and no fan can afford to miss his fascinating and revealing play-by-play.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312969004
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Durwood Merrill has been an American League umpire for the last twenty-one years. He lives with his wife in Hooks, Texas.

Jim Dent is the author of King of the Cowboys, which was named one of the top four sports books of 1995 by Sports Illustrated. He has been an award-winning journalist for the Dallas Times Herald and the Fort Worth Star Telegram in Texas, where he lives.

Table of Contents

Foreward by Ken Griffey Jr.
Hicks from the Sticks
Dumber than a Steer...
Rising from the Oklahoma dust bowl
Out at Home
A Tragic Call
Good Guys Wear Blue
Earl, Billy, and the Boys
Thank You, Reggie and Junior
Fastballs, Curveballs, and Knuckleheads
Nuts, Fruitcakes, and Joey Belle
The Art of Making the Call
Breaking me like a Bronc
If I where the Commish
My Calling

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