I received an interesting comment from Willie yesterday. For those who don’t know, Willie managed the umpires for the BC League at Twin Oaks in Columbia, Missouri for the past couple years. Personally, I thought he was great, his son played some with Sam on the Mud Dawgs back in 2007. Willie was always pleasant, running busily from field to field and generally had a smile on his face, even in the midst of heated discussions, which happen all to frequently in youth sports.
Well, it looks like Willie is leaving (has left?) BC Baseball. We’ll miss you Willie. Good luck!
Just wanted to say that for the past three years
at the BC ( Of which I have been UIC for two of them) I have had the
joy of watching our youth grow and play in the game of baseball, I wish
all of the teams and coaches the best of luck in the 2009 season and I
hope for the best for all of them.
In the two years that I WAS the UIC I did my best to bring the standard
of the umpires to the highest level of the game that I could, I admit
that there were times and games that could have gone better but we are
all human and we make mistakes but all in all I think the level of
umpireing at the BC was at the highest that it has ever been and I hope
that it will continue to do so for I will not be a part of the BC
Baseball family in 2009 and it is of no fault of mine or the BC There
were just some things that I thought should have been handled different
and we did not see eye to eye. But as for the umpires and the rest of
the people that I had the pleasure of working with I enjoyed my time
there and who knows maybe someday we will meet again at a different
field and a different place.
So this is where I say good bye and God Bless.
Submitted by willie (not verified) on September 24, 2008 – 4:03pm