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Old Wed May 04, 2005, 06:30pm
akalsey akalsey is offline
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I try to do one at least one Little League game a week.

I've been trying to get local umpires to volunteer their time for a couple of games a year for the local little league as a way to give back to the community. I tell the umpires that these kids are playing their hearts out and they deserve to have an umpire that knows the game.

Most umpires have told me that it's not the kids that bother them, it's the parents. If it weren't for the overbearing parents sitting five feet from the plate, right up against the screen, they'd consider doing some kiddie ball games. But between the coaches who have no manners, and the spectators who have no sense, most quality umpires won't help out.
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