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Presidents Blog April 1st As Opening Days go, this one was my most anticipated and also my most nervous. I moved from leading the Giants team to transitioning to a full non playing member of the league after last season, and while I will still play the odd game this year I am mostly on Umpire duties. Yesterdays Opening Day would be the baptism of fire. With the regular Edinburgh Umpire unavailable it was up to me to take the mantle of home plate. As if that wasn’t bad enough it was involving my Giants team. Confident I can be neutral when not wearing the uniform, and also confident that the opposing Cannons team know me well enough to trust I could be neutral I said play ball… in a slight quiver of a voice. The thing that soon calmed me down was the second pitch of the game coming…

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