Re: Birthdays: 12/17
Kinda off topic but I did umpire a deaf baseball tournament last spring and it was kind of a neat experience. The play as a whole was pretty subpar but there were some players that could really play. Pretty much every team in the tournament played with a ton of passion which as an umpire it is nice to see if your team isn't very good. We at least like to see kids try like hell even though they aren't very good.
There were a couple instances where I made a call that one of the kids didn't like and while they couldn't communicate their disgreement with my call vocally they certainly did with their facial expressions.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
Last edited by George Anderson; 12-18-2011 at 02:48 PM.