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You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions Of An Umpire With An Attitude

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  61 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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-fac
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Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1998)
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Julie
Apr 21, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
I was flipping thru the channels last night and landed on a MLB game. I googled Durwood Merrill to see if he was still working as an umpire in the major leagues. He was on a Wikipedia site that said he died of a heart attack in 2003. Sad to read that, as I would have enjoyed watching him work a game.

An entertaining read, especially if you're familiar with the teams, coaches, managers, players and the politics of baseball. The book itself wasn't very cohesive as far as sticking to a timeline. It
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Susan
Jan 14, 2008 Susan rated it really liked it
Not a mystery at all. But, if you love baseball like I do, you'll love this journal of this famous umpire's career. It's not a glossed over report of the wonders of baseball. Merrill loves and admires some players, managers and other umpires. And he's definitely on the other side of the mat from a whole series of others and his book gives his own personal poop on all of them. It's a marvelous new perspective on the game.
Brandon Brown
Jun 22, 2012 Brandon Brown rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book with a lot of funny stories about Merrill and his life as an umpire. The only drawback from the book is that there is a lot of repetition from previous books written by umpires. Merrill used at least 2 stories from the Ron Luciano book(The Umpire Strikes Back). Al in all, if you are a baseball fan it makes for a fun 2 or 3 days of reading.
Elaine
Aug 02, 2008 Elaine rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Baseball fans
A really great insider's look into this great game. Think the umpires have it easy? Ha! Read this and you'll gain new respect for the hardest working men in baseball. Merrill has seen in all, and he tells his story with a lot of heart and humor.
Brad
Jul 15, 2012 Brad rated it really liked it
One of my favorite books. It is like you are sitting in Mr. Merrill's living room and he is telling you stories about baseball. If you are a fan of the game, you will really enjoy this book.
Jonnyh
Jan 13, 2012 Jonnyh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Baseball fans
Recommended to Jonnyh by: Marc Keller
This book was good. It was basically about the life and experiences of Durwood Merrill. If you like baseball, you will like this book.
Dale Stonehouse
Jan 27, 2010 Dale Stonehouse rated it really liked it
For such a bad umpire this was a pretty good read. All umpires have great stories and at least he didn't try to say he was good.
Deb
Jul 04, 2013 Deb rated it it was ok
Brought back some baseball memories.
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