The lives of MLB umpires and the ministry that keeps them afloat

The lives of MLB umpires and the ministry that keeps them afloat

4b2eede88b04b1dcdd497df409d7eb95What would it be like to be an MLB umpire? To deal with the continual verbal onslaught from players, coaches and fans? To be constantly reminded of your mistakes and treated like you are hardly human?

ESPN The Magazine recently ran a feature story about Pastor Dean Esskew and his ministry for MLB umpires, examining the lives and struggles of a group of people that are neglected in the world of sports. From the article: “Pastor Dean has baptized 66 professional umpires, calling them safe in the only way that matters.”

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