So I checked in to School this morning and I met Harry and Hunter Wendelstedt, Jerry Lane , and two other MLB Umpires.....had my interview and everything went rather well.....Meeting tonight at 5:30pm here in Daytona , FL and then school starts on Monday morning......Joe West and Gerry Davis are supposed to be around once in awhile .....but the Professional Baseball atmosphere here is amazing ...looking forward to meeting the Florida Marlins catcher soon I forgot his name but he's coming in 2 weeks.....well thats all for now I'll report back soon with more from Umpire School .........Mike Z.

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Comment by Michael F. Zulin III on February 9, 2010 at 11:01am
Ok so I'm back in Toms River .....what a school....graduated on Sunday February 7th 2010 and a whole slew of MLB Umpires there ....Harry and Hunter...Eddie Hickox, Eddie Rapuano, Joe West, Sam Holbrook and many other AA and A instructors....what an experience....I got my certification and am qualified for College Baseball ...can't wait for the new season ....couple friends are going to PBUC camp for pro baseball .... Vero Beach, Fl the old home of The Dodgers for Spring training....well see yas at the stop.....
Comment by Michael F. Zulin III on January 14, 2010 at 9:55am
Hmmm....this morning was quite disconcerting the room downstairs went on fire this entire room smells like burnt plastic, hopefully they will do my laundry cause it all smells like plastic....need to go talk to the staff and see what they want me to do.....what a day so far....
Comment by Michael F. Zulin III on January 12, 2010 at 9:34pm
A lil too cold for Daytona here but oh well it's better than the 32 degrees back in NJ ....went over Balk calls with Sam Holbrook today ....two more of the staff were promoted to AA Ball and one other promoted to AAA ball.....ok need to hit the rack 6am comes early.......
Comment by Michael F. Zulin III on January 7, 2010 at 3:55pm
A lil sore but all is well ...drills are hell.....but on a interesting note today Randy Marsh and Eddie Hickox came to class ...being able to pick their brains over the next few weeks will be brilliant..."Cowboy" Joe West should be a wealth of baseball knowledge....Harry Wendelstedt retold a joke told to him by Al Somers a really Old time baseball Umpire...Al was visiting Salt Lake City in his youth back in the days of Brigham Young....the man not the University...and Brigham Young was giving a speech ...and a tumultuous applause came over the crowd when he was finished...just then a lady strode up and said...Are You Brigham Young ? Brigham Young replied ...I Am....she then asked are you the man with 17 wives and 56 children..? Again Brigham Young replied....I Am .....she then said well sir YOU OUGHT TO BE HUNG !!!! Brigham Young replied I AM ....ok see yas soon more to learn.....

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