Slate Plus wants to send Seth Stevenson to umpire school: A Hang Up and Listen bonus segment.

Let’s Send Seth Stevenson to Umpire School 

Let’s Send Seth Stevenson to Umpire School 

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Nov. 3 2015 11:57 AM

The Balls and Strikes Bonus Segment

In this Hang Up and Listen extra, learn how you can help send Seth Stevenson to baseball umpire school. 

Seth Stevenson, prospective umpire.
Seth Stevenson, prospective umpire.

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Slate.

Every fall for eight years, contributing writer Seth Stevenson has been pitching a story where he goes to umpire school and reports back, and every fall Slate’s editor in chief has been rejecting the proposal as too expensive. Now Slate Plus has agreed to foot the bill—as long as we can attract 1,000 new members by Jan. 1. 

In this podcast extra, Seth joins Hang Up and Listen to discuss the campaign. To find out more—or to sign up for Slate Plus and help Seth live his dream—visit