Saturday, June 5, 2010

An Ump Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
is a novel by Betty Smith that relates the coming-of-age story of its main character, Francie Nolan,and her Austrian/Irish-American family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. The book was an immense success, a nationwide best-seller that was also adapted into a popular motion picture.

Well lately I have been coming-of-age as an Umpire working exclusively in the up and coming Red Hook and amazing Prospect Park Brooklyn neighborhoods. Where the nice people, park, fields, and brownstones pictured above can't but help remind me of beautiful Central Park and make me feel at home.

Excellent Wall Street umpire John Smith

has been a tremendous help in developing my umpiring skills, professionalism, and confidence.

An ump grows in Brooklyn


  1. Becarefull in brooklyn the mob plays out there. Anoyinmous..

  2. How did you get involved in umpiring, and what advice would you give someone who wanted to?

    Glenn Raucher