I have been thinking about things to do once DDs playing days are over. Initially I thought I may look for a job as a high school coach. But as an assistant for the last couple of years, I have seen the treatment the varsity coach receives from the parents. I checked that off my list. Now I am contemplating becoming an umpire. But that obviously includes much of the same. It's really a shame. I enjoy softball and would like to stay active in it. But I am not sure it is worth it.
My personal thanks to all those umpires out there. As a coach, I appreciate what you do!