This Dayton baseball Hall of Famer draws on almost 30 years of umpiring experience (Real Milb) and 16 years as a player.SHOW ME THE BALL! is an authentic behind the scenes look at umpiring from almost every level of the game. This book covers many aspects of umpiring including the story line of Jeff, his colleagues and their attainment of excellence in this craft. This book is filled with entertaining anecdotes as well as many opinions on controversial subjects, managers and players. Not only will this book tell an American success story but will be filled with hard-ache, tragedy and many life lessons. But most of this entire book is a narrative all of us can ascribe to. It talks about the American dream, hard work, solid values, the love of God and Jeff's unabashed love for his wife and his two children. It truly is a story of infatuation. Not withstanding, Jeff does a masterful job of weaving his remarkable life into a compelling story that includes many other excellent umpires from Dayton, Ohio area.