Monday, August 20, 2018

Plate Meeting Podcast Episode 3 - Brian Hertzog

Welcome to the third episode of The Plate Meeting, a LF Umpire Podcast from Close Call Sports, where we talk umpiring with umpires. In episode 3, Tmac and Gil sit down with Brian Hertzog, CEO of Official Business and MiLB umpire from 2006-14. Brian talks about his journey into and release from professional baseball, and life after his minor league journey, including the launch of Official Business.

In our first themed episode, we also discuss situation handling and hear a few stories about brawls Hertzog found himself in the middle of during his time in Triple-A.

Click the below "play" button to hear Episode 3 - Brian Hertzog's Official Business of Situations, or visit the show online at to subscribe. The Plate Meeting is also available through the iTunes store's podcasts section (The Plate Meeting on iTunes), Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and other podcast providers listed on the page.

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Related Link (5:30): As They See 'Em - A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires book about JEAPU.

Related Video #1 (23:00): Hertzog ejects Eric Hosmer during MLB Spring Training.
Related PostMLB Ejection S6: Brian Hertzog (S1; Eric Hosmer) (3/25/14).

Related Video #2 (26:20) & (33:30): Isotopes and Redbirds brawl in Albuquerque.
Related PostMiLB Ejection of the Week: ALB-MEM Bench Clearing Brawl (6/23/13).

Related Video #3 (29:00): Isotopes and Aces brawl in Reno.
Related PostMiLB (AAA PCL) Fighting Ejections: Isotopes-Aces (x10) (7/27/14). (45:00): Hertzog is the CEO of Official Business.

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