The Red Sox loss last night was painful, but I think (sadly) that the better team won. Tampa Bay has a great crop of young, exciting players.
Rather than using this post to drown in my baseball sorrow, I decided to highlight an interesting article in USA Today that has a Q&A with Randy Marsh, one of the best umpires in major league baseball. I really liked a call-out with the following “Words of Wisdom” from Marsh:
- Close calls are not as difficult as unexpected calls.
- Preparation is the backbone of quick decisions.
- When it’s not covered by the rules, use fair play and common sense.
- Go with your gut. When you can, ask your crew.
- Be consistent and approachable. Stay professional when others get angry.
- Some errors are correctable. Live with those that are not.
The bottom line: Business execs can definitely learn from an MLB umpire.