Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, May 26, 2012

NY Times: SUNDAY ROUTINE | C. B. BUCKNOR


C. B. Bucknor, 50, was a physical therapist at what was then New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center when, on a whim, he used vacation time to attend umpire school in 1990. A career change ensued. Now, most of his Sundays involve ballgames and airline travel; he umpires 135 Major League games a season, not counting spring training and the playoffs.
...

PLANES AND AIRPORTS After the game, we’re either trying to get to the airport to catch a flight to the next city, or maybe catch a flight home if we have the Monday off. We spend a lot of time in airports and on airplanes; the nice perk is our contract says we have to fly first class. The way the schedule works, they try to get every crew to hit all 30 teams, but it doesn’t always work out. This year we only have one series at the Mets, one at the Yankees. We don’t go to Boston at all, but we go to Arizona four times.

bobm Posted: May 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: umpires

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: May 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM (#4141191)
I guess Arizona drew the short straw this year.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: May 27, 2012 at 01:09 PM (#4141200)
We don’t go to Boston at all

That may not be entirely coincidental.
   3. Lassus Posted: May 27, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4141206)
He started at 50? That's crazy.

EDIT: Wait, I read that sentence wrong, I guess.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam S
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1715 - 8:43pm, Apr 27)
Last: Moses Taylor studied spirit biking in Giberia

Newsblog4-27-2015 OMNICHATTER
(29 - 8:41pm, Apr 27)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(4130 - 8:34pm, Apr 27)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogPitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal | HardballTalk
(357 - 8:22pm, Apr 27)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogMax Scherzer: No one wants to see pitchers bat
(71 - 8:16pm, Apr 27)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1655 - 8:00pm, Apr 27)
Last: Dan The Mediocre

NewsblogVideo: A-Rod's solo homer | MLB.com
(28 - 7:39pm, Apr 27)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogJosh Hamilton could soon be gone from Los Angeles Angels - MLB - SI.com
(93 - 7:36pm, Apr 27)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(915 - 7:31pm, Apr 27)
Last: aberg

NewsblogAbnormal Things That Fastballs Do » Warbird Academy
(1 - 7:29pm, Apr 27)
Last: Al Kaline Trio

NewsblogBaseball Past and Present: Womack: MLB salaries stayed low longer than people may think
(1 - 7:27pm, Apr 27)
Last: Batman

NewsblogFraley: Baseball history has plenty examples of why Josh Hamilton reunion won't be as fruitful as before | Dallas Morning News
(26 - 6:50pm, Apr 27)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogNats playing miserably; perhaps just as bad, some seem depressed - CBSSports.com
(38 - 6:46pm, Apr 27)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogAll-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball - The Boston Globe
(59 - 6:45pm, Apr 27)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogAlex Guerrero is forcing the issue with Los Angeles Dodgers - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report - ESPN
(7 - 6:25pm, Apr 27)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

Page rendered in 0.1673 seconds
48 querie(s) executed