Book Reviews of You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions of an Umpire With Attitude

You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions of an Umpire With Attitude
You're Out and You're Ugly Too Confessions of an Umpire With Attitude
Author: Durwood Merrill
ISBN-13: 9780312969004
ISBN-10: 0312969007
Publication Date: 4/15/1999
Pages: 270
Rating:
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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All in all, an interesting read for baseball fans of the 80s and 90s. His ego does get in the way of the story, but as much should be expected from an umpire!
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After decades of abuse and spittle, Major League umpire Durwood Merrill strikes back with some pretty incisive, funny, and no-holds-barred anecdotes. When his book stays in the game, it's a real hoot, light and folksy; how can you not laugh with a guy who can admit that "Folks around the American League say I've sent a few pitchers to the Hall of Fame before their time because my strike zone tends to swell like George Steinbrenner's ego"? It's his own ego, though, that has him swinging for the seats and coming up short; he's not much of a memoirist. Thankfully, like a good umpire, he keeps his personal interference to a minimum and mostly sticks to business, offering some tough prescriptions for what ails the game, and some solid dissection of the intricacies of his craft.