I umpired a double-header yesterday just a few minutes from my house, it was senior ball.
I was a little apprehensive about umpiring at that level based on the experience in Niagara – the Senior league there is full of a bunch of immature hooligans.
Well, not the case in Calgary, at least with the two teams that I saw on Sunday morning.
The quality of the ball was high. The players were mature, they actually acted their age, they didn’t complain on every called strike and every out call – no one came close to being warned, never mind ejected.
I guess the senior players, and I don’t mean all of them (except for the Fort Erie team, there, I DO mean all of them) are just a little immature, thinking that they are Major League players who are above this league – yeah right, we’ll go with that.
So, in short, there’s another reason I like Calgary.