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My Umpiring Career

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Steeeerike three, batter's out. I just elevated twelve 9 year old's into a state of euphoria. Actually, they were responsible for their own success. I was just the arbitrator of fairness. Umpiring requires punctuality, focus, and thick skin. Each game I know that there is no chance that the kids will discuss what a great job I did calling balls and strikes. As my umpiring mentor once told me the only person I need to please with my calls is myself. When I began umpiring, I allowed myself to be bullied by coaches and did not put enough confidence into my calls. Three years later, I consider myself the premier umpire of Berwyn Paoli Area Little League, a real sign of my new found confidence! What started out as a way to earn a couple of dollars

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