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Bruce Weber

Biography

Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber, a reporter for The New York Times, began his career in publishing as a fiction editor at Esquire. He has written for numerous publications and is the author of the New York Times bestseller AS THEY SEE 'EM: A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires, coauthor (with the dancer Savion Glover) of SAVION! My Life in Tap, and the editor of LOOK WHO'S TALKING: An Anthology of Voices in the Modern American Short Story.

Bruce Weber

Books by Bruce Weber

by Bruce Weber - American, Baseball, Nonfiction, Sports

AS THEY SEE 'EM is an insider’s look at the largely unknown world of professional umpires, the small group of men (and the very occasional woman) who make sure America’s favorite pastime is conducted in a manner that is clean, crisp, and true. Bruce Weber, a New York Times reporter, not only interviewed dozens of professional umpires but entered their world, trained to become an umpire, then spent a season working games from Little League to big league spring training. AS THEY SEE 'EM is Weber’s entertaining account of this experience as well as a lively exploration of what amounts to an eccentric secret society, with its own customs, its own rituals, its own colorful vocabulary.