Umpires never make the news unless they throw someone out of the game or make a questionable call. That being said, even if they make the news I doubt anyone could name a single umpire in the league. Dale Scott has changed this by being in the spotlight for coming out as gay. He has been officiating major league baseball for 29 years and decided to come out during an interview about his life.
My thought process was is that there’s a story about my career and how I got started in umpiring, and they’re talking to people I have known since junior high, and it didn’t seem right to have a whole story and pictures without a picture of Mike and I, someone who’s been with me through this entire process.