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No minor goal: Davidson wants back in the majors

A casualty of the umpires' mass resignation in 1999, Bob Davidson is restarting his career in the minor leagues.

Originally Published: June 24, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

There was a man dressed up as a giant hot dog on the third-base line. The team mascot was a giant frog wearing swim fins. There were water balloon contests between innings.

So last Wednesday's Everett Aqua Sox game was a long way from Bob Davidson's days as a major-league umpire. But at least this was a major step up from where Bob was recently. After all, this was the Class A Northwest League, a real professional baseball league with major-league affiliates. Prior to the Northwest League ...

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