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First Pitch Perfect: The Journey To The Majors (Step Five: High School - The Return Of The Umpire)

Look I'm not going to beat around the bush here, this is the best one yet. If you've been following the series, you know that the first couple of steps were basically automatic. Then we made the big jump from 11u to High School, and chaos ensued. I think I threw a strike, this fucking Umpire disagreed.

So we went back down a step, back to an 11u game, and worked our way back to being able to throw from 60 feet, 6 inches again. Drove about 90 min through Chicago traffic to get out to St. Laurence High School (#1 team in the state) for the tournament game. I'm getting loose, ready to go, and look who walks through the fucking gate.

My jaw literally dropped. It went from needing to throw a Strike because I had to move on from HS to College immediately because both seasons are ending quickly, and it immediately turned into a Revenge Game. 

Let me say this: this is the same fucking spot I threw the last one, but thank God that St. Laurence raised enough money to be able to have 1 of 3 pitch tracker technologies in the entire country at the high school level.

A little off-center! I'll get back in the lab and get better, I promise. But I do want to take a quick moment to acknolwedge that 61.2 miles per hour has to be a world record for fastest Ceremonial First Pitch right down the cock of all time. You just don't see that type of speed and accuracy from these celebrities that they trot out there. Then again, they haven't earned it like I am.


Ummm...can anyone help with college? I don't know what to do. The regular season is over and I don't think the NCAA will allow me to go to a Regional. Force our way in?