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Carolina Mudcats' 'mini-umpire' gets national exposure on Friday's 'CBS Evening News'

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Watch Vincent Stio, dubbed the "mini-umpire" at Carolina Mudcats baseball games, 'eject'“eject” former Mudcats Manager Rocket Wheeler before a 2016 game.
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Watch Vincent Stio, dubbed the "mini-umpire" at Carolina Mudcats baseball games, 'eject'“eject” former Mudcats Manager Rocket Wheeler before a 2016 game.

CBS Evening News correspondent Steve Hartman brought his "On the Road" cameras to Zebulon recently to capture the antics of little Vincent Stio, dubbed local minor league baseball's "mini-umpire."

According to SportsChannel8, umpires are Vincent's favorite part of baseball games, and he dresses in umpire attire and mimics their calls at the games. Vincent has "called" games for several teams, but frequents the Mudcats games often enough that the team includes him in pregame routines and lets him go onto the field and show his stuff once in awhile.

Hartman was at the April 22 game against the Buies Creek Astros to film Vincent in pre-game routines with the Mudcats team and during the game.

You can catch the segment Friday night on CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor, which airs locally on WNCN CBS17 at 6:30 p.m.

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