"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."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."Jim Evans on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."Jim Evans on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."Jim Evans on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."Jim Evans on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."Jim Evans on Bill Gates
"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."
"My dad was a carpenter and I would work with him during the summer and umpire on the nights I wasn't playing."
"My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs."
"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."
"Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return."