Inspiring thousands of people across the country for over 25 years, Dave Pallone has shared his stories, from his baseball career as a Major League umpire, to his personal struggle of finding peace in his life. Dave's mission has always been, to share his philosophy of respecting yourself and others, and to know when to laugh at yourself. Dave has been a sought after sports speaker for his humor, and a motivational speaker for his honesty and inspiration. Dave's two highly acclaimed presentations 'The Best Seat in the House But You Have to Stand' and 'Who's Really on First' have been called 'home runs'!!
The Best Seat in the House But You Have to Stand
You won't 'Strike Out' with Dave's highly acclaimed sports talk on the American pastime. Dave will take you behind the scenes like you've never been before. His presentation takes you inside the game of baseball from the rare perspective of 'behind the mask'. From his journey of umpiring in the NY Penn League, to winter ball in the Dominican Republic, and finally to the National League, his stories touch on manager and players from when they were in the minors through their tenure in the majors. His interactions with managers Tommy LaSorda, Frank Robinson, and Bobby Cox, as well as players like Steve Carlton, Nolan Ryan, Joe Niekro, Pete Rose and others will make you cry with laughter. For fans, you get the opportunity to ask your favorite baseball questions. Did Don Sutton ever scrape the ball with a razor blade? Did Mike Scott use sandpaper? Could Nolan Ryan really throw a fastball 100 miles an hour? Did Barry Bonds really use steroids? How about the strike zone? And of course, the inside story of the infamous altercation with Pete Rose. The Pete Rose video shows only what the eye can see...but you have to hear the whole story to know EXACTLY what really happened!! Funny and insightful, this is a must for baseball fans, their families and for those who enjoy the insider view on baseball!!
Who's Really on First
Dave has brought his highly acclaimed presentation 'Who's Really on First' to hundreds of corporations, conferences, organizations and higher educatin institutions. His unique style, approachability, and honesty has brought his audience to tears. With a fireside chat approach, his audience is taken on a roller coaster ride from his time in major league baseball, to his personal struggle for finding inner-peace. His audiences laugh with his stories from baseball, and are overwhelmed from the stories of his personal life. Whether it's a young man from Alabama, a clergymen from New York, a professional athlete from Los Angeles, or a woman from Massachusetts, Dave has touched the lives of many. The title of his presentation says it all: do you know 'Who's Really on First'...