The Rookie Umpire

The Rookie Umpire

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Calvin Dean By CalvinDean Completed

The Rookie Umpire is based on a true story that happened to me, the author, many years ago. Was I scared? You better believe it. Afterwards, I said I would never umpire another baseball game as long as I lived. For decades I didn't. But something changed. Last year I started umpiring local league games at Snowden Grove Park. By the end of the season, I was asked to umpire four Dizzy Dean World Series Games. I accepted. Without hesitation.  

In this story, I created a main character, Elliot Mathews, and gave him more athletic ability than I possess, but the story is real. Only 1800 words, The Rookie Umpire is for people who love the game...from the sandlot...to little league...to the professionals. Relax and let this story take you back to the baseball diamond of your youth. Baseball. Truly America's pastime. Enjoy.

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