Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good Job, John

John has had a lot of firsts since moving to Western PA this summer.

Filling out his first sales order.

Ridding the house of a thirty-inch snake.

And..........

umpiring his first Pony game.

Yup, Sunday evening found John at one of our local baseball fields umpiring his first Pony game. His mask is adjusted and he's good to go.

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He looks good in blue doesn't he? He even looks like he knows what he's doing.

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Why look who else is here.

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That's Dave out there on the bases. Sorry, Dave, but it's not about you tonight. My camera will be aimed at the youngster this evening.

Uh oh. This doesn't look good.

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Call reversed. Stuff happens.

But why is Dave wearing this patch on his shirt? Reality check, Dave. We've moved from the Mitten.

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The game continued under Dave's watchful eye but honestly John did fine. Dave even called me over between innings to tell me how well he was doing.

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It looks like John has this umpiring thing down.

He made calls.

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He watched foul balls.

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He cleaned the plate. Always a fan favorite.

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He called "time".

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He checked his indicator which was in the correct hand.

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In short he looked like a real umpire.

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I think we have a real umpire in the making. Good job, John.

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To celebrate we went out for ice cream after the game. All in all it was a wonderful night of baseball. Especially the ice cream part.

2 comments....porters always have something to say!:

jporterGOP said...

The real test will be in the next 3 nights!

Shaelynn said...

Okay, this might be one of my favorite posts ever. So cool.

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