Jim Evans Quotes


33 Jim Evans quotes:



"I personally developed the Academy training program. All our training is based on solid educational principles. We present the material in four training formats: lecture, demonstration, drill, and implementation."
"As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament. Most have very good communication skills and are more understanding of the umpire's job. That doesn't mean they are better managers. It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently."
"During the final two weeks of training, our students work simulated game situations in which our staff members role-play as players, managers, and coaches. They are given immediate feedback following each camp game."
"I have looked back on situations and thought that I could have handled a few differently and probably better."
"I learned a valuable life lesson that summer. You should find something in life that you really enjoy and seriously consider making that your life's work."
"Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments."
"The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball."
"I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing."
"Our students learn more in 30 days than one could learn in 30 years without our training. To really maximize your potential as an umpire, you need to get a solid foundation as soon as you can."
"There is quite a bit of turnover in the minor leagues and explains why there are a substantial number of jobs available each year."
"Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return."
"It's going to take me an hour to calm down. They're giving me a heart attack, like they've been doing every time they play."
Author: Evans Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs."
"After one year in the Texas League, the American League bought the rights to my contract. They optioned me back to the Texas League for the 1970 season."
"I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get my career started on a positive note."
"I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring."
"Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant improvement each season and at each level. Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle situations are probably the two biggest problems that minor league umpires face."
"Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball."
"Game management is accomplished by staying constantly alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem situations before they materialize. It all boils down to paying attention to details."
"I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game. I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning."



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