I went from something to EVERYTHING to something, to NOTHING. AH, The life of a referee. One game turned to two. Two turned to one. Then there was NONE.
“First they love me then they hate me, then they love me again –
they love me again.” – Jay-Z
The baseball game that I was supposed to have 11 am today, got switched to 11 am Thursday. Only to find out when I was on the way to my other game, on Randall’s Island in Manhattan, got canceled. I decided to use my media pass. The reason I was in this plight is something that I have written about before. Only that precipitation, and it’s after effects on a field, are as up in the air as the rain that comes down.
“What goes up, must come down – no not me, clown.”
– Lords of the Underground
How referee was it, of me, to call my referee friends to see if they had a similar fate, only for me to go to their games just to take pictures. For it was a bucolic day to take JPEGS.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates the sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu
First I went to Ray’s game. I found him with a younging, and a familiar face coaching the baseball game.
Insert pictures from the game that I took
Speaking of those, the team @ Referee Rant leveled up. We got one of those telephoto lenses, that captures things from afar and make them up close. We humbly call the contraption Copernicous.
As I went to Herv’s game, I was taking more pictures. Here is some of the fruit:
“Listen to my ambition ‘cause I’m on one
Swinging’ for the fences for the home run
Even Further beyond into the universe.
But I got to make it to first, first”
– CeeLo Green
Christian pulled up. The Éminence grise of the operation; he is not seen, nor heard. Yet his presence is omnipresent for his designs, and his apertures and his value is exposed. And now that we have Copernicus on the team, the limit isn’t the sky anymore.
“No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of the reflection and the study of the great masters.” – Edgar Degas
5:48pm. I got the call. I was dead set on chilling until Lou called me.
“I’m calling you because you like money,” he said. That is true. But the truest is that I love officiating. I went from 1, to 2, to 1, to 0. Back to square 1 with 1. I was just happy for the opportunity.
And so, we ate, then had the game plan, the plans we have for Copernicus being our constant companions. Here are some of the results of our labor.
I was telling Chris that when it comes to the feel, this is the sport for me. I’ve done Flag Football, ad nausea. It was a competitive blowout. But the only blow out I see is my lack of uniform. Hi Joe.
“I dress how I feel. I just go off emotion. I can’t prepare my outfit a day before. Everything I wear is spontaneous.” – A$AP Rocky
Another day in the life of an official. Let’s see what today brings.
“Things change, rearrange, or so do I
It ain’t always for the better dog, I can’t lie
I get high ’cause the lows can be so cold
I might bend a little bit but I don’t fold”
– J. Cole