The Umpire Channel: Clark University Sophomore Gets Behind The Plate

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WORCHESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Most baseball fans hate umpires, but a local college student hopes to change that.

Noah Katz has been umpiring since he was 16 and has grown quite the following on his TikTok page called “The Umpire Channel.” Katz gives his followers an inside look into the life of an umpire and offers tips to show aspiring umpires the ropes.

“Once you see what it’s like, you’ll have a whole different perspective and you’re going to respect umpires a lot more because it really is such a difficult job,” said Katz.

Katz is currently a sophomore at Clark University and serves as an umpire at youth baseball games. As his online fan base has grown, he has had more and more people recognizing him behind the plate.

“I was recently umpiring at a youth baseball tournament and literally 500 kids are coming up to me asking for pictures, asking for autographs,” said Katz.

Katz has set his sights on umpiring professional baseball, hoping to secure a spot with another viral social media sensation.

“My next big goal is to actually umpire for the Savannah Bananas. I’m getting a tryout to umpire for them this spring, so I’m excited about the potential to umpire professional baseball at 19 years old,” said Katz.

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