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Rick Roder
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    Rick Roder is currently available in the following capacities:

    Umpire Clinician and Writer

    • Nine years of experience as Field Instructor (field and plate work), Joe Brinkman and Brinkman/Froemming Umpire Schools, Cocoa, Florida.
    • Six years Head Rules Instructor, eight years total baseball rules classroom experience, Joe Brinkman and Brinkman/Froemming Umpire Schools; approximately 110 students per class.
    • Nine years experience Space Coast Umpireís Camps; one week and weekend amateur camps.
    • Featured clinician and plate work instructor at camps throughout the U.S. and world, including Southwest Baseball Umpires Association (Texas) and Germany.
    • Present umpire evaluator and supervisor, Triple-A professional level, responsible for reporting directly to the Major League Commissionerís Office.
    • Baseball rules consultant work with the Major League Commissionerís Office.
    • Co-author of The Rules of Professional Baseball: A Comprehensive Reorganization and Clarification with Christopher Jaksa, seven editions over a period of 14 years. The only total re-write of baseballís rules in the world.
    • Author of More Than 100 Problems With the Official Baseball Rules.


    • Baseballís rules: history, theory, interpretation, and enforcement.
    • On-field umpiring: field and plate work.
    • Evaluation, supervision, and training of umpires.
    • History of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City (twenty-four counties of Northwest Iowa).

    Freelance Commercial Writer

    • Creative and technical business writing.
    • Feature and subject-specific baseball writing with specialization in baseballís rules and umpiring (contributor to The Sporting News,, World Umpires Association (major league umpires) website, and Referee Magazine).

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    Rick Roder
    P.O. Box 2
    Remsen, IA 51050


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