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The Umpire Is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self

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Dale Scott’s career as a professional baseball umpire spanned nearly forty years, including thirty-three in the Major Leagues, from 1985 to 2017. He worked exactly a thousand games behind the plate, calling balls and strikes at the pinnacle of his profession, working in every Major League Baseball stadium, and interacting with dozens of other top-flight umpires, colorful m ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published May 1st 2022 by University of Nebraska Press
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Greg Stoll
May 16, 2022 rated it really liked it
A very interesting look at Dale Scott's career; he was the first openly gay umpire in Major League Baseball. He was an umpire for 30 years, and so as you can imagine has some good stories to tell!

Odds and ends:
- When Scott was umpiring in the Cal League, at a particular ballpark a couple had season tickets and were always yelling at the umpires. One day Scott and a fellow umpire went to an ice cream shop and realized that the couple owned the shop, so they started saying things like "You call th
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Jake
Feb 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to University of Nebraska Press for the advance reader copy.

The Umpire Is Out is, like most good umpire memoirs, full of great stories from the world of MLB (as well as minor league baseball) going back over the past four decades. All of the on-field interactions, famous (and not so famous) baseball personalities, behind the scenes tales and how Scott balanced his personal life with his professional life are included.

His personal life is what sets Scott apart, as he was (and still is)
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mitchell p. kanefsky
Great Read!

A fast read that was written well! As an official in other sports, I appreciate anyone willing to do what it takes to "strap it on!" The dedication and sacrifice not only by the person, but their support system, as well! Dale does a great job of bringing you inside the locker room and psyche of a professional, always presenting the human side, which can sometimes turn things sideways - as he describes - but which also resolve in the end. His lifestyle is his choice. And like anyone el
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Caroline
Jun 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
as compelling as I knew it would be

Knowing a handful of the MLB and MiLB umpires Dale has worked with over the years I had very much looked forward to this book being published. It didn’t disappoint. I came away thinking even more highly of Dale as both a person and as an umpire. He weaves the whole history of both his career and his personal journey in an exceedingly engaging way with true transparency and genuine integrity. Look forward to going to the book signing soon at Powell Books in Port
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Ty Linder
May 15, 2022 rated it liked it
Dale Scott is a pro and his story is unique in the annals of sports and human culture. His book is a perfect blend of great umpiring stories and his own personal triumphs. As someone who has followed a similar path, many of Dale’s experiences ring near and dear to me.

Some of his baseball anecodotes are familiar (they are mentioned in crewmate Durwood Merrill’s book from the late 90s) but there is plenty of fresh material and several “laugh out loud” moments.

Baseball (and umpiring) misses guys li
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Carl Hafer
Jul 01, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable

A nice enjoyable read with a ton of great stories. A nice change of pace to get the umpire's perspective. Definitely recommended for any baseball fan
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