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  1. For Immediate Release June 18, 2013 Dates Set for The Umpire School’s 2014 Session; School Granted Eligibility to Accept Foreign Students ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--The Umpire School™ (TUS) announced today that the dates for its next four-week session will be Jan. 5 – Feb. 2, 2014, at the Vero Beach Sports Village in Vero Beach, Fla. TUS also recently secured an M-1 classification from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security to allow it to accept students from outside the United States. “We are authorized to issue form I-20 certificates of eligibility to foreign students that register and are accepted to attend The Umpire School,†TUS Executive Director Justin Klemm said. “Students from around the world can now improve their skills under the guidance of former and current professional umpires at our all-inclusive school.†Registration for the 2014 session is now open. For more information about The Umpire School, a State of Florida fully-licensed school, please visit www.TheRightCall.net, call 877-799-UMPS (8677) or email info@TheRightCall.net. ###
  2. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Umpire Schoolâ„¢ (TUS) announced Wednesday that it has been named the "Preferred Umpire School" of Umpire-Empire.com, a leading online resource for umpires and the umpiring profession. As part of a comprehensive relationship, TUS instructors will participate in blogs, forums and video chats on Umpire-Empire.com and be made available for offseason camps or clinics. Umpire-Empire.com will create a discussion forum dedicated solely to TUS on its site. TUS and Umpire-Empire.com see the association as mutually beneficial to both parties. "We look forward to growing our relationship with the umpiring community and this partnership with Umpire-Empire.com is an enormous step towards that goal," TUS Executive Director Justin Klemm said. "Our approach will be constructive and educational in nature and we look forward to being one of the many resources that Umpire-Empire offers to its members." "Umpire-Empire.com is proud to have The Umpire School as our preferred umpire school," Umpire-Empire Owner Warren Workman said. "We believe this relationship will benefit not only the members of Umpire-Empire.com, but the amateur baseball umpiring community as a whole. We are thrilled that Umpire-Empire.com can be a part of The Umpire School's efforts to reach out to and engage with amateur umpires and look forward to working together with The Umpire School to build a long-lasting relationship." For more information about The Umpire School, a State of Florida fully-licensed school, whose next session is being held in January 2014, please visit www.TheRightCall.net, call 877-799-UMPS (8677) or email info@TheRightCall.net. http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130605&content_id=49700482&vkey=pr_milb&fext=.jsp&sid=milb
  3. What Makes a Hall of Fame Umpire?Beyond the Box Score ... is first while O'Day is 22nd). Another interesting leaderboard that features this trio is the Ejections list. Klem ejected 256 men—the most ever. Rigler is second with 192 while O'Day ranks third with 185. Active umpires Bob Davidson and Joe West ... View the full article
  4. AA's Top 10 Favorite Clips of 2012Awful Announcing In a surprising, if not shocking turn, Hawk's infamous viral rant against umpire Mark Wegner makes it onto our favorites list because of the hilarious and surreal nature of his White Sox fandom reaching its breaking point. (Video via Business Insider) ... View the full article
  5. Major League umpire returns to Williamstown Elementary SchoolBerkshire Eagle Chris Conroy, a Williamstown native and professional umpire who does work for Major League Baseball, visited with students and spoke about fairness and good decisions at Williamstown Elementary School on Tuesday. (Photos by Jenn Smith / Berkshire ... and more » View the full article
  6. Local umpires can get free lessons from the pros at Wendelstedt SchoolDaytona Beach News-Journal Instructional staff from the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School and the Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department are teaming up to provide a free three-day umpire clinic on Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2. The clinic is free. However, advance registration is ... View the full article
  7. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Umpire Schoolâ„¢ (TUS) announced today the addition of eight staff members to meet the demands of its increasing student enrollment. In addition to newly hired PBUC evaluator, Tyler Funneman, Minor League Baseballâ„¢ umpires Chase Eade (Appalachian), Blake Felix (California), Brandon Henson (Southern), Tom Honec (Eastern), Javerro January (South Atlantic), Ron Teague (California) and Lew Williams (Midwest) will assist Professional Baseball Umpire Corp (PBUCâ„¢) supervisors in instructing students at TUS from Jan. 6 to Feb. 3, 2013, at Vero Beach View full Article
  8. MLB umpire featured in floodwall muralPortsmouth Daily Times Major League Baseball umpire Greg Gibson, is amongst the baseball legends featured in a mural on the Portsmouth floodwall. Gibson has been employed with the MLB as an umpire for 15 years. He worked in the National League from 1997 to 1999 and ... View the full article
  9. NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White were elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century. View the full article
  10. HBT: A message to Baseball Hall of Fame voters -- either select Mike Piazza for induction on your ballot, or outwardly accuse him of using steroids. View the full article
  11. Yer out! Umps have unique styles on third strikesMLB.com In the fraternity of big league umpires, the strike-three gesture is the individual's calling card, the one opportunity for the man in the mask to exhibit some personality and emotion. During one's ascension to the Majors, an umpire must conform to the ... View the full article
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