Please join us in the podcastosphere for the first ever Walkoff Walk book club discussion, tonight at 10PM EDT. We'll be talking about the Bruce Weber tome As They See 'Em, an in-depth look at the world of umpiring, from the bottom ranks of the minor leagues all the way up to the top folks working the World Series. If you missed your chance to pull it out of your local library, the New York Times has the first chapter available to peruse.
Some of the topics we'll be discussing include the treatment of umpires by ownership, where umpires eat when they're on the road 180 days out of the year, and how many buckets of crab fries Eric Gregg could consume in one sitting.
Prior to the radio show, I'll be watching the Bob Costas interview special on MLB Network where the little fella sits down with some of baseball's most important umpires, including Steve Palermo, Bruce Froemming and Don Denkinger. Check it out at 7PM EDT if you're interested in getting a head start on the umpire chit-chat. Or if you're over the age of 30, from St. Louis, and want a chance to yell at your television.