Jim Evans Quotes


33 Jim Evans quotes:



"Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments."
"My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing."
"No one respects the umpire's job more than I do; but, if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three or four times a season fighting for my team."
"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."
"Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire's decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly."
"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."
"The vast majority of people who watch baseball can properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field. My job is to teach you how to call the other 5%."
"There is quite a bit of turnover in the minor leagues and explains why there are a substantial number of jobs available each year."
"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."
"When I was 14, I played in a summer league. One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring. There was a Little League tournament coming up and he needed more umpires than he had."
"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."
"If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one."
"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."
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