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Outside is Outside

I umpired a softball game this week, which required me to stand behind home plate and call balls and strikes. So far, in six years, I’ve not been hit in the man region severely, nor have I had any bones broken or sprained.

But I digress.

Standing behind the plate also means I hear things, such as cheers.

I also hear catchers ask me questions. Usually, they want to know why I called a pitch a ball. This time, a 12-year-old catcher asked me, “Was that a little bit outside or a lot outside?”

I said, “It doesn’t matter. It was outside.”

The coach, sitting in the dugout, heard this exchange and laughed.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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April 14, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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