Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Deaf Ump Honored

Baseball umpires are often accused of not being able to see well enough to make good calls. But in Peter Rozynski’s case, it’s his hearing that’s in question. The Palm Beach, Florida softball ump has been deaf since the age of two. He’s now 55 years old. And not only is he as good as the hearing umps, recently he’s been a little better Rozynski is the reigning Rookie of the Year for the East Coast Umpires Association. It's rare for players to argue with him because coaches say his calls are very consistency. And those who do argue better keep their language clean. He can read lips pretty well, too.

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