The "letter" was delivered to my house sometime in late January. My wife, Cindy knew about it and my D.A., Jenice knew about it....but I didn't. They kept it a secret from me. The plan was for me to take my family out to dinner on a weeknight, and they were all going to surprise me with the presentation of the letter. I just thought it was a night out with my family.
All of a sudden the waitress gives me an envelope with my name on it. I said "What's this? This is not my birthday." So I open the envelope and there it is. "Congratulations. Your Regional Director has recommended you to umpire in the 2012 Little League World Series."
|Here I am hugging my District Administrator, Jenice Condie.|
Everybody was so excited. I was celebrating this moment with my entire "Little League Family."
|My Little League family. There are some excellent umpires in this group.|
Doesn't get any better than this!