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Behind the Mask

Dig this inteview with Bronx Banter favorite, Perry Barber:

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1 Yankee Mama   ~  Feb 24, 2010 2:10 pm

She's awesome! I get why she's a Banter favorite. What a great interview as well. Do we know which private school she went to in NYC? She's clearly very bright.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 24, 2010 2:22 pm

I don't know that but will ask her. She's got stories for days...and her own website. Just google perry barber.

3 The Mick536   ~  Feb 25, 2010 9:33 am

Who is the guy and what station is he on?

4 umpireplb   ~  Feb 9, 2011 2:37 pm

The private school is Hewitt, still on East 75th Street in Manhattan; when I first attended as a kindergartner in 1959, it was "Miss Hewitt's," then it lost the "Miss" sometime in the mid-'sixties. I got an amazing education there, which is a good thing since I dropped out of Arizona State University in Tempe after only one semester to go back to New York and become an obscure folk/rock singer/songwriter before I gave all that up to become an even more obscure baseball umpire. Thanks for saying I'm "bright," Yankee Mama - sometimes I feel quite dull. Maybe it's a girl thing? And theMick536, "the guy" is Mike Cuthbert of AARP radio, to whom you can listen online if you're so inclined at aarp.org/radio. No witty remarks, please, about me being this year's poster girl for AARP!

Alex, I arrived here at this post after getting a request for photos from Anne Polsky of AARP for a baseball history special being put together for the March 2011 online edition of the magazine. She wants to use the photo you used above, which was taken at the 2008 National Baseball Congress tournament out in Wichita, Kansas. The retrospective should be accessible next month; I'll keep you and your devoted readers posted as to the date it comes out.

Five days until pitchers and catchers report! (Unless you're a Met, then it's eight.)

Warm regards, and thank you all for thinking kindly of the umpires,

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