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The Tampa Tribune
Photo gallery: Minors also a training ground for umpires with big-league dreamsTaylor Payne, 24, and Tom Fornarola, 23, are two of the 23 first-year umpires s
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Taylor Payne, 24, and Tom Fornarola, 23, are two of the 23 first-year umpires scattered around the bottom rungs of minor-league baseball this summer. They never met until they were assigned together but quickly developed a strong rapport. Like the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Minors also a training ground for umpires with big-league dreamsuniform pants. For that, Tom Fornarola keeps a clothes steamer in his equipment
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
uniform pants. For that, Tom Fornarola keeps a clothes steamer in his equipment bag. "We come prepared," his partner, Taylor Payne, said. Umpire Tom Fornarola, 23, left, and Taylor Payne, 24, rub up baseballs before the Gulf Coast League game... Read more

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