Chief of Instruction, Umpire Development
Email address: MFelt@MiLB.com
The Chief of Instruction designation is given to the senior member among the Umpire Development Evaluators/Instructors. He works under the guidance of the Director to establish policy relating to mechanics, rules interpretations, instruction and other aspects dealing with on-field matters.
After attending the Kinnamon Umpire School in 1979 and 1980, Felt spent nine seasons as an umpire in the American Association, Eastern, Midwest and Gulf Coast Leagues. Since 1989, he has traveled around the country observing, instructing and evaluating Minor League Baseball umpires employed by Minor League Baseball Umpire Development. He attended Central Michigan U. and Tampa Business College. Mike is based in Lansing, MI.