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Perry Barber
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Attended The Hewitt School, Arizona State University
Lives in New York City and Clearwater, Florida
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With longtime object of my baseball affections Doug Flynn, 1980 Gold Glove award winner and former mainstay of the New York Mets infield, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for the post-All Star MLB fantasy camp. Doug is perusing the IWBC 2016 Women's Baseball Calendar I just gave him, which features Yours Truly as "Miss May," ahem. He seems to be enjoying the pictures!
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The NBA has Violet Palmer, and the NFL now has Sarah Thomas. What about Baseball? Wayne Graczyk of the Japan Times asks me why our national pastime lags so far behind other sports, other countries, when it comes to integrating women into the top echelons of their officiating ranks, and what can be done to help baseball catch up.
Last month's hiring of Sarah Thomas as a National Football League official brings to mind the question of why there has never been a female umpire in the m
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My closets will be a lot lighter this weekend thanks to Uber and Goodwill. Donate your used clothing by bagging it, and Uber will pick it up and deliver it to your local Goodwill free of charge. A win/win for everyone!
On Saturday, May 2, we are teaming up with our friends at Goodwill® and other local charities to make donating clothing quick and convenient in more than 50 cities. Learn more... #donate #goodwill
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"Breaking the Shutout" by Ted Hesson names 11 women who would make "kick-ass baseball announcers" in an arena populated by mostly white dudes - and guess who makes #6 on the list? When the author contacted me several days ago, I thought I was responding to some questions about whom I thought would make a great announcer!
When women get jobs as broadcasters with Major League Baseball teams, most of them head to the same place. The sidelines. For various reasons, the television announcers' booth remains a man's domain.
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I just showed my Supreme Love for "Legal Justice Team," Maia Weinstock's Lego set modeled after the Lady Supremes. She needs 10,000 votes for Lego to consider releasing it as a set - and every vote matters. It's up to us to help make this worthy idea a reality!
Celebrate women in law with the Legal Justice Team! This set turns female justices into action minifigures while providing an opportunity for interactive learning about legal ...
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It started with a few baseball trivia questions, and developed into a 34-years-and-counting career as a globe-trotting baseball umpire... and I loved recalling some of the highlights in this masterfully edited interview "New York Natives" editor-in-chief Nancy Mendelson conducted with me earlier this summer. Besides being a brilliant editor and skillful interviewer, Nancy is a gracious host who let me play with her cats! I'm indebted to her, Amy Penn (who introduced us,) and NYN for helping me get the word out that umpiring is a career opportunity for any woman who loves office work - the kind of office that has emerald green grass, sapphire blue skies, and a diamond.
Jeopardy Champion. Singer/Songwriter. Baseball Umpire.  Perry Barber is truly a modern Renaissance woman. This New York native is as ballsy as she is beautiful, and has yet to meet a challenge she can't handle.   -- Produced by Daniel Parker Feature Image courtesy of New York
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Massive Takata airbag recall! To find out if your vehicle is on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration list, click on the link below and enter your VIN#. Stay safe out there, everyone!
Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.
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Brian Biegel's "Miracle Ball" is now available on DVD! You can order the true story of a son's search for the ball Bobby Thomson knocked into the lower deck of the left field stands at the Polo Grounds one fateful afternoon in October of 1951 and his parallel journey of self-discovery by clicking on the link below. To quote the author, it's "'CSI' meets 'Field of Dreams.'" A mesmerizing, haunting narrative that's about so much more than baseball. I could watch it a million times! And it will make a great Fathers' Day gift.
Odyssey Entertainment, spearheaded by multi-award winning documentary writer/director, Brian Biegel, is a production company specializing in documentaries.
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All over the world, women are making historic strides into umpiring and refereeing major professional sports. Australia in particular is a model for creating and funding programs that draw women into the ranks of pro officials and then provide support and promotional opportunities for them. In the United States, the NBA has had a woman referee since 1997, and the NFL now has Sarah Thomas on staff. But baseball, our national pastime, lags far, far behind... which makes me more determined than ever to keep working as hard and as fast as I can to change that. The day the first woman or women umpires walk onto a major league diamond during the regular season can't come soon enough for me!
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Rule 8.01(a) of the Official Baseball Rules states that when in the windup position, which Capps is here, a pitcher "shall not raise either foot from the ground, except that in his actual delivery of the ball to the batter, he may take one step backward, and one step forward with his free foot." I'm guessing that the interpretation is that he doesn't appear to take a "step" other than the hop, so the hop IS his "one step forward." However, to my mind, a hop is not a step, and the hopping motion is a circumvention of the rule and should not be allowed. It brings Capps a full step closer to the batter when he releases the ball than he would be if he pitched without hopping, and although I give him credit for cleverness and innovation, I think it's a violation of the pitching rule and should not be allowed.
Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps one-hopped his pitches on Monday night. In a manner of speaking. 
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Talk about following your passion! Someday when I achieve my goal of becoming a total recluse, I want to live in one of these ethereally gorgeous spaces and feel the nature all around me.
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A surprisingly insightful article about the absence of women umpires on the pro diamond, and my comment about the "branding problem" that has kept women away from the schools where rookie umpires are trained and selected for jobs in pro ball.
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  • The Hewitt School, Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University (briefly)
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Trivia Queen, Parking Guru, Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness
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I'm a baseball umpire, author, composer, singer, guitar player, activist, and aspiring recluse
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New York City and Clearwater, Florida
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New York City - Cleawater, Florida