What are some thoughtful documentaries/long-form articles about baseball umpires?
July 24, 2012 10:56 AM Subscribe
What are some thoughtful documentaries/long-form articles about baseball umpires? I'm wondering if there's a thoughtful, well-done documentary (I'm hoping for something of the caliber of HBO's now-defunct Costas Now
) or a long-form article (again, in the caliber of New Yorker
or Vanity Fair
) that's accessible to folks who aren't exclusively diehard baseball fans.
posted by lamprey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm curious to learn more about everything to do with Major League Baseball umpires, but I can't seem to find anything that takes a big-picture look at the field. Like why are there still no women in the field
? What's their typical career path? Are there different tiers of umps within the MLB?
I feel like I've seen some great profiles and pieces on football or basketball referees, but not umps in baseball.