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Jim Evans Quotes and Sayings

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I learned a valuable life lesson that summer.
You should find something in life that you really enjoy
and seriously consider making that your life's work.
- Jim Evans

Another way to lose control is to ignore something
when you should address it.
- Jim Evans

As a youngster, I played in Little League,
Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
- Jim Evans

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out
of position as much as I hustled into position since
I really never had any real training.
I was working on instincts alone.
- Jim Evans

 

Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused
by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and
making the proper adjustments.
- Jim Evans

My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during
the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing.
- Jim Evans

I set very high standards for myself and worked every
game with the same energy and enthusiasm as if it were
the seventh game of a World Series.
- Jim Evans

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If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one.
- Jim Evans

I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
- Jim Evans

I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter.
He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year
to get my career started on a positive note.
- Jim Evans

Managers have very tough jobs.
I always respected their job but demanded respect in return.
- Jim Evans

I have looked back on situations and thought that I
could have handled a few differently and probably better.
- Jim Evans

I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game.
I have always been a serious student of umpiring.
I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning.
- Jim Evans

The vast majority of people who watch baseball can
properly call 95% of all plays that happen on the field.
My job is to teach you how to call the other 5%.
- Jim Evans

Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire
and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues
must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned
by Major League Baseball.
- Jim Evans

No one respects the umpire's job more than I do;
but,
if I were a manager, I would probably be ejected three
or four times a season fighting for my team.
- Jim Evans

Minor league umpires are evaluated in their respective
leagues each year and rated numerically.
This enables umpires to know where they stand and helps
them make prudent career decisions.
- Jim Evans

I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing.
- Jim Evans

After one year in the Texas League, the American League
bought the rights to my contract.
They optioned me back to the Texas League for the 1970 season.
- Jim Evans

My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball;
however,
the majority of our graduates will go home as much
better qualified amateurs.
- Jim Evans

Professional managers, coaches, and players have a
right to question an umpire's decision if they do it
in a professional manner.
When they become personal, profane, or violent,
they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Evans

I personally developed the Academy training program.
All our training is based on solid educational principles.
We present the material in four training formats:
lecture,
demonstration, drill, and implementation.
- Jim Evans

Game management is accomplished by staying constantly
alert and then reading and reacting to potential problem
situations before they materialize.
It all boils down to paying attention to details.
- Jim Evans

When I was 14, I played in a summer league.
One night the chief umpire asked me if I would like to try umpiring.
There was a Little League tournament coming up and
he needed more umpires than he had.
- Jim Evans

As a whole, the managers today are different in temperament.
Most have very good communication skills and are more
understanding of the umpire's job.
That doesn't mean they are better managers.
It just means that I perceive today's managers a bit differently.
- Jim Evans

During the final two weeks of training,
our students work simulated game situations in which
our staff members role-play as players,
managers, and coaches.
They are given immediate feedback following each camp game.
- Jim Evans

Umpires, like players, are expected to show constant
improvement each season and at each level.
Inconsistent plate work and the inability to handle
situations are probably the two biggest problems that
minor league umpires face.
- Jim Evans

The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then.
You played in the spring training parks of major league teams,
traveled throughout some great cities in Florida,
and the pay was the best in A-ball.
- Jim Evans

Our students learn more in 30 days than one could learn
in 30 years without our training.
To really maximize your potential as an umpire,
you need to get a solid foundation as soon as you can.
- Jim Evans

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

The secret of merging with Spirit
and recognizing the oneness of the whole Universe
cannot be learned in a lifetime, but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

In three words, I can sum up everything
I've learned about life - it goes on.
- Robert Frost

I've learned that you should always
leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
- Anonymous

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

We learned the value of research in World War II.
- Amar Bose

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent,
of forms assembled in the light.
- Le Corbusier

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

One thing you learned as a Cubs fan:
when you bought you ticket,
you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
- Joe Garagiola

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

Just when I think I have learned the way to live,
life changes.
- Hugh Prather

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope,
to love - and to put its trust in life.
- Joseph Conrad

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

The only person who is educated is the one who has
learned how to learn and change.
- Carl Rogers

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who,
however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson


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