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The last of Ron Luciano's books, I found this one to be enjoyable at times and found some of the quotes from others quite humorous. However, there was an over-reliance on metaphors and similes that after a while, seemed tedious. There also seems to be a point where Luciano's absence from the game and broadcasting, while joking about it, seemed a bit sad. Considering what was to come later, it is to wonder if this book was a last attempt at a moment within the game that made him a celebrity and ...more
This book is a collection of stories and memories of the people in baseball when Ron Luciano worked as an umpire. The stories are all humorous and entertaining. And some of the stories contain opinions about the game. It's a fun book to read, especially for the baseball fan.
Ronald Michael Luciano was an American Major League Baseball umpire from 1969 to 1979 in the American League. He was known for his flamboyant style, clever aphorisms, and a series of published collections of anecdotes from his colorful career. (wikipedia entry)More about Ron Luciano...