Pass It On®

About 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!

COMMENTS


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.

luther b from tennessee JANUARY 11, 2013
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.