Dale Scott was an MLB umpire from 1986-2017. He has umpired three World Series and three All-Star games, including over 4,000 regular season games. He now is the crew analyst for Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball and recently released his memoir, The Umpire is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self.
1:00 – The impact his book has had on people and his journey over the last year since the book’s release
5:10 – The burden and difficulty he faced in the 90s living a double life
9:43 – Dale’s take on the new rules in baseball
11:25 – Most impactful, the disengagement rules
13:48 – What has been the most challenging aspect of the new rules for umpires?
18:15 – So umpires still have enough control over the more minor details of the game?
27:15 – The leaps-and-bounds improvement of replay
34:14 – The future of challenging balls and strikes/automatic strike zone
40:55 – Is this the golden age of umpiring?
48:10 – Dale’s advice for anyone today struggling to be their authentic selves