The lesson learned from the ‘Quintessential Cardinal’
A long time ago, a middle school “hot-headed” catcher learned one of his greatest lessons.
This catcher had a tendency to argue with umpires a lot. His view if a call went against him was to let the umpire know.
OK, you might have guessed already that the “hot-head’ was me.
Here is the story. I got called out on a pitch that was in my opinion so far outside, I couldn’t have hit the dang ball with a telephone pole.
Well, that’s exactly what I told the ump and I couldn’t even put a period on that statement when he ejected me from the game. It was my first and my only time I was tossed in my playing career.
As I packed up my gear, my coach Ron Rolack told me that I had to leave the field and go stand in the parking lot.
Now, my dad was in attendance. I emphasize the word “was.” As I got to ...