While watching the baseball games yesterday, I noted (for the first time, I suppose) that the home plate umpire wore glasses!!! The country has gone to hell in a handbasket. The only reason I could see this abomination was because the ump caught a foul off the mask, which he took off for a bit, on camera.

So, off to the innterTubes to find out how long this degradation of America's Game has been going on. I expected a few years, at most. Well, not so much.

On April 25, 1956, newspapers across trumpeted the news that Frank Umont had on the previous day become the first big league umpire to wear eyeglasses in a regularly scheduled game.

Damn! And to top it off, that's my sister's birthday, although not year. Instant karma.

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Comment by Arthur James on October 19, 2017 at 10:31am

`

Be careful...

My wife

died

on her

birthday

this past

August.

`

Moses died on

His Birthday. It

a Full Cycle Life.

On Oct 22 I stay

in bed. It my

Birthday...

`

You cause me to remember

a baseball Player hitting a

homert. As he rounded

\second base he tripped

over second and broke

his thumb. Be cautious.

`

Thanks

`

Comment by Arthur James on October 19, 2017 at 10:33am

`oops

not August'

but March

`

She was a bird.

Orphan, and a

harsh good critic.

`

She RIP. I see Her

in my Mind's Eye

Many Times via

the day. Peace

`

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