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Moving Up The Rungs

Panana Native Putting In The Work As Minor League Umpire

July 18, 2012
BY ROB?TUCKER , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

On nights when it's J.J. Bilinski's turn in the rotation to work home plate, the Panama native can be found, a few hours prior to first pitch, locked away in a small room with a few dozen baseballs at his side and his hands covered in mud.

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Photo by Jim Riggs
J.J. Billinski, facing camera, take part in the pregame meeting with Rich Arena, hitting coach for the Jamestown Jammers, left, and Gary Cathcart, manager of Auburn, right, along with fellow umpire Sam Vogt before a recent game at Diethrick Park.



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