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Hardcover You've Got to Have Balls to Make It in This League: My Life as an Umpire Book

ISBN: 067174772X

ISBN13: 9780671747725

You've Got to Have Balls to Make It in This League: My Life as an Umpire

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In You've Got to Have Balls to Make It in This League Pam Postema reveals with frank language and uncompromising candor what it was like being an umpire in professional baseball. For thirteen seasons,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A very funny book about the perhaps still rampant sexism in professional baseball. Postema recounts her experiences in trying to become a major league umpire--a goal she nearly reached. Umpires tell stories and Postema has some great ones--unedited and vulgar--but very funny. The book also has its serious side. Postema career as a professional umpire reveals the deeply sedimented anti-female biases in the great American game. A must read for baseball fans!!!

Very interesting Woman

I can only imagine the difficulties Pam must have faced.I got to admire anyone who wants to break into a gender biased occupation. I personally feel there is room in Umpiring,Refereeing(is that a word?)for women.They can be as blind as the men doing it now(just joking)Irregardles this is a very interesting book and not just on the baseball end of it but also on the struggles of womens equality.

My Life as an Umpire

Written by the very first women to ever do this and i admire her for it and I remember her calling games. Great reading for any umpire. No 1 in my book

THIS BOOK GETS A SOLID HIT

MISS POSTEMA WAS AN UMPIRE FOR MANY YEARS IN THE MINOR LEAGUE AREA FOR MANY YEARS. THIS IS HER STORY AND MANY ARE VERY INTERESTING. THE BOOK ITSELF IS VERY EASY TO READ AND IS HUMOROUS, HONEST, WELL TOLD, AND OPINIONATED. PAM WAS A WOMAN TRYING TO CRACK THE SHOW IN A MAN'S WORLD. I GIVE HER ALOT OF CREDIT FOR STAYING WITH IT FOR SO LONG. I RECOMMEND THIS FOR ALL BASEBALL FANS WHO WANT A LOOK AT WHAT IS LIKE TO ATTEND UMPIRE SCHOOL, LIFE ON THE ROAD, GAME CONDITIONS AND ALL THE ABUSE AN UMPIRE ENDURES. A LINE DRIVE BASE HIT.
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