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Old Tue Jan 13, 2009, 11:20pm
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perception sometimes is not reality

I had a JH double header today and walked in the gym not knowing who my partner was. I see a guy who could be my father(and I'm on the back nine).

He has the byron collar on with old, crummy shoes, zipper down on shirt with a white T on and a whistle from my old Lionel train days.

The guy called a perfect game........not much on mechanics but he was terrific and a great guy to boot, been at it for over 50 years. Does about 10 12 dates a year for his assignor friend.

God bless him.............
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Old Tue Jan 13, 2009, 11:39pm
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But he's never available for games on Christmas.
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Old Wed Jan 14, 2009, 12:06am
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But he's never available for games on Christmas.
Now that you mention it, I've seen both of them in the same place...........hmmmmmm?
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Old Wed Jan 14, 2009, 08:30am
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We've got a guy in our association that's 75 and still does a complete schedule - and keeps up both physically and mentally. He does a nice job and still gets tournament games. I hope when I'm 75 I can walk (even with a walker) and eat without drooling.
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Old Wed Jan 14, 2009, 09:09am
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I had a JH double header today and walked in the gym not knowing who my partner was. I see a guy who could be my father(and I'm on the back nine).

He has the byron collar on with old, crummy shoes, zipper down on shirt with a white T on and a whistle from my old Lionel train days.

The guy called a perfect game........not much on mechanics but he was terrific and a great guy to boot, been at it for over 50 years. Does about 10 12 dates a year for his assignor friend.

God bless him.............
A Jurassic Referee sighting?
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Old Wed Jan 14, 2009, 03:42pm
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There was a guy in Nevadaref's area when I was officiating there that was pretty darn old that did a great job. You know the skin and bones character, I wish I could remember his name, he was spoken of in Ref Mag several years ago.
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Old Wed Jan 14, 2009, 05:07pm
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I hope when I'm 75 I can.....eat without drooling.
So between now and then, you're going to get better?
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