Chris A. Stevens con Hey, Blue!: My revealing journey as a softball umpire (English Edition)
Chris A. Stevens, an award-winning journalist from Michigan, tells the interesting true tale of what it's like being a youth and high school softball umpire. But it's more than just a sports book. The book also talks about relationships, dealing with people, handling conflict, self-awareness and the author coping with serious adversity in his life .... and his hope for a brighter future. Stevens details face-to-face encounters with angry coaches, uplifting moments on the diamond, as well as embarrassing ones. The author discusses good partners and bad partners.Good coaches and bad coaches. He also writes about losing his cup on the field. The book includes the human element of what happens when a person does not guard their "hot buttons." It's a fun, fast-paced and enlightening read from a long-time journalist in the newspaper business.
Stevens was in the newspaper business for more than 35 years. In recent years, he was twice named one of the top 10 sports columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (circulations under 30,000). He has received a number of writing honors during his career from the Associated Press and Michigan Press Association.