"Managers have very tough jobs. I always respected their job but demanded respect in return."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jim Evans on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jim Evans on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jim Evans on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jim Evans on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jim Evans on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"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."