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Discussion: Both Ends Of The Ruler
|May 14, 2010|
|Both Ends Of The Ruler|
Just thinking about the great game you guys play.....
I've been an umpire over 20 years now and was thinking about a recent tournament I've done. The Sacramento Gold is one of my favorite teams I was honored to officate in the 70's division. A great bunch of guys like manager Norm Blackwell, his brother John, Stan Adams, John Venable, John Wade and the rest of the team.
Some of these guys would of scared the hell out of me with their abilites in their heyday. They are out there playing ball, happy to play the game they love and still having some of the god given talents and health to do so.
I see the little boys in them just as I see my own son playing little league the other day also. My son had drooping pants from all the rocks he had in his pocket playing first base. Snow cones and hot dogs. Lore of the American tradition.
Working also leagues with the young bucks, in inbetweeners (20-30 year olds)...is where attitudes, egos, dubious sportmanship, politics and driven desires are cultivated.
I much rather prefer the ends of the ruler.
|May 14, 2010|
|Sorry, I meant Bill Venable, Al Tirapelli too!|
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