My New Reality

This is the story of an umpire who loved his job. He had worked many tournaments including a Big League Softball World Series.

He’s worked Little League, ASA, USSSA, NSA, NFHS and some Jr College. He had his sights set on the NCAA and the College World Series and maybe the Olympics. Plans, good plans doing what he loved to do. He still finds it hard to believe they pay him to do this.

Then he’s told he has Parkinson’s. One of the first things he feels is fatigue. Two games a night was nothing, not now. Next it was apathy, didn’t care to read a rule book, watch plays. Nothing made him happy.

So he quit, now he sits at home and does nothing. He try’s to remember the days he smiled.

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