I umpired a Senior Little League game last night. I was on the bases.
I guess that I have gotten used to all-star and elite level baseball. This was pure house league baseball at about the major Bantam level. I am sure that the players love the game and were trying their best, but, wow. It was likely one of the worst games that I have ever had to watch.
The play was a bit sloppy. I know, it is still early in the season but the outfielders couldn’t handle fly balls, the infielders couldn’t handle ground balls.
The game ended in a mercy, mercifully. Even though, it was 2 hours and 15 minutes of near torture.
I am back at the same diamond this Sunday with one of the same teams. I am on the plate this time which will be better, I think. I am sure that I will have to exaggerate the strike zone, otherwise we will never get out of there.
I think I am being punished for something. I am not sure what, but something.
I appreciate being able to coach at an all-star and elite level over the years. I guess I also appreciate being able to umpire those games as well. I suppose if it weren’t for house league, we wouldn’t have all-star and elite ball, so, thanks to those players too.
Let’s play ball. 🙂