Pro Umpire Q&A with Brian Hertzog

Brian Hertzog umpired nine seasons in professional baseball from Single-A to Triple-A across the Pioneer, South Atlantic, California, Arizona Instructional, Texas, Venezuela Winter, and Pacific Coast League.     Q1. How did you decide you wanted to become a professional umpire? Did you have an “aha” moment?   I’ve never

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Catcher and Bullpens

Have a look at how you are examining your locations in your bullpen. It’s great if you are trying to throw to corners, but you need your catcher to be in good positions for your mind to connect visually to the end goal. Here’s some advice for your practice.

100 MLB Pitchers 90MPH or Below Seasons

  Below you will read a relatively short list of pitchers ranging in years from our current 2017 to the early 2000’s.  Within the list you will simply find the handedness, and the AVERAGE fastball velocity for that pitcher for that particular season year.  These velocities are not reflective of

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What it Takes to Pitch at the Next Level

                I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now, as this idea or thought is what seems to circulate in all pitchers’ minds at all hours of the day. The most common answer to the question, “what does it take to

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Path to Lokation Nation

You may be wondering how Lokation Nation came to be, or why I am so passionate about pitching location and command. The passion for pitch location developed over the culmination of my career. Visibly witnessing success or lack thereof from pitchers over the course of 16 years makes it pretty

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