Umpire

Some of FBL's spots, including "Umpire," tell a story from a person's youth, several decades ago. For these spots, the art department is charged with getting clothing (such as baseball uniforms) that matches that period in history. Some of these spots also necessitate period cars and trucks. Fortunately, most towns have a vintage car club or vehicles that are specifically used for movies. The art department makes contact with these resources to locate just the right vintage car that fits the spot.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

MUSIC: Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to choose…
VOICEOVER: My father was a great hitter, but he knew that life was about more than just one game.
MUSIC: Because every choice that you made is born somewhere in between who you are today and who you’d like to be. And no matter that decision there will be one more coming through—the easy way out or the right thing to do.
VOICEOVER: So when that umpire made a bad call and ended the game for dad and then needed help with his car, my father made the right call.
ANNCR/SUPER: Helping others, the right choice. Pass it On… A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Right Choices. Pass It On!

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Your Comments
6th Graders (VEGATRONS) from Arizona MAY 21, 2021
Love your enemies, do the right thing even when you don't want to. Look out for others, even when they have mistreated you, and forgive. Move forward.

Sam from Raleigh, N c AUGUST 7, 2020
Sometimes life is not fair to you, don’t let it get you down. We all make mistakes. Life goes on enjoy it make the best of it. Give a helping hand be a wonderful blessing with love 💗! Blessed!!

c.b. from penna. SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
Umpires can make bad calls! I know because I umpired many games! It's nice to have someone on your side-to help you out:)

Susan from Akron, Ohio JUNE 23, 2013
very emotional and wonderful messages here. Thank you !!

Geor from Florida APRIL 6, 2013
Helping others is a very good pratice of love.

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You guys must put a lot of thought in these videos,and it shows! Thanks for all you do!

Jim H. from Arcata, CA SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
The power of forgiveness shown in this short film brings me great joy. We all need each other, and when we can care about someone and help another person, especially one we're angry at, we show our humanity at its best.

Rick Hunter from Winston-Salem, NC AUGUST 28, 2011
This is another one of my favorites. Helping others not only builds character, but it just feels so good.

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These commercials are a breath of fresh air when you are going through a rough time...

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Thanks for the reminder of what is really important. Truth is easy to see when presented from the heart.

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What is the song title and who is the artist?

Stacy W. from Florida APRIL 20, 2010
Thank you so very much, for the inspiration and hope.

KK T. from Eureka, CA APRIL 14, 2010
Thank you for highlighting these human virtues and giving them much needed air time!

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Absolutely the greatest messages because the reflect the Golden Rule

Alexis W. from Spartanburg FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Amazing video. Oh my goodness... I am on the verge of tears!!!

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Leanne C. from Duvall, Wa. APRIL 8, 2008
Your television spots are by far the most beautiful of any we have on TV today. Thank you for your messages of love, hope, integrity and the golden rule.

Carolyne T. from Virginia, USA MARCH 3, 2008
I think your videos are wonderful & enjoy seeing them on TV. I mentioned your friendship (baseball) video last night to the kids at our youth group meeting. Thanks for such excellent reminders to give of ourselves in order to help others.

Kevin S. from Long Beach, California USA FEBRUARY 21, 2008
Wonderful movies! Just wish we all could be like this and get past our differences and just be good people.

Alvin Y from Toronto, Canada NOVEMBER 19, 2007
If you fall, stand up, you'll live. If you were pushed down, forgive. If others have fallen, lend a hand. That is the joy of living as man!

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Ken S from England JULY 1, 2007
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Brendan D from Hillsboro, Oregon JUNE 11, 2007
These movies are good!

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