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Just as we're ramping up and getting ready for Spring baseball, I tore my bicep tendon completely off.  It's hanging out in a ball inside my bicep as I await surgery, and the recovery process is supposed to be rather lengthy.  So I have to sit out the entire baseball season.  I was on my way up, too.

I've reached out to the volleyball folks to find out if it's not too late for me to get trained and certified for the Spring boys' season.  I hope that next year I'll be back on the diamond, but I could officiate girls' volleyball in the Fall and not interfere with it.

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Don't be hatin on volleyball!

You need both arms to properly signal and, like baseball, it isn't as easy to officiate as it appears to the casual observer.

Here's to successful treatments and recovery!

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14 hours ago, Kevin_K said:

Don't be hatin on volleyball!

You need both arms to properly signal and, like baseball, it isn't as easy to officiate as it appears to the casual observer.

Here's to successful treatments and recovery!

I think the TOUGHEST thing I had to learn for volleyball was the ability to be ambidextrous with calls.  Seriously.

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On 1/12/2024 at 9:24 AM, mac266 said:

Just as we're ramping up and getting ready for Spring baseball, I tore my bicep tendon completely off.  It's hanging out in a ball inside my bicep as I await surgery, and the recovery process is supposed to be rather lengthy.  So I have to sit out the entire baseball season.  I was on my way up, too.

I've reached out to the volleyball folks to find out if it's not too late for me to get trained and certified for the Spring boys' season.  I hope that next year I'll be back on the diamond, but I could officiate girls' volleyball in the Fall and not interfere with it.

Praying for you, hope for a speedy recovery! 

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Thoughts and prayers are with you.  I tore the proximal bicep two years ago.  They didn't fix it.  It doesn't seem to bother except the "shoulder" pain is all gone.   

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On 1/12/2024 at 10:24 AM, mac266 said:

Just as we're ramping up and getting ready for Spring baseball, I tore my bicep tendon completely off.  It's hanging out in a ball inside my bicep as I await surgery, and the recovery process is supposed to be rather lengthy.  So I have to sit out the entire baseball season.  I was on my way up, too.

I've reached out to the volleyball folks to find out if it's not too late for me to get trained and certified for the Spring boys' season.  I hope that next year I'll be back on the diamond, but I could officiate girls' volleyball in the Fall and not interfere with it.

I’m so sorry man! My prayers will be with you!

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On 1/13/2024 at 7:02 AM, Kevin_K said:

Don't be hatin on volleyball!

You need both arms to properly signal and, like baseball, it isn't as easy to officiate as it appears to the casual observer.

Here's to successful treatments and recovery!

But getting hit with a hard ball is not a concern.  That's why I'm not umpiring this year. 

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UPDATE:  I'm not going to do volleyball because I made a MAJOR milestone in my military career:  I'm taking command of a brigade in May.

As to baseball, I've been cleared to umpire bases only for the remainder of the season.  I won't get behind the dish at all until next year.  But, given the tidbit above (which, by the way, makes me eligible to compete for a star), I'm probably going to withdraw as a "prospect" for the NCAA.  I want to get there, but I don't think it's in the cards for the next few years.  I'll keep doing JuCo.

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20 minutes ago, mac266 said:

I made a MAJOR milestone in my military career:  I'm taking command of a brigade in May.

Congratulations!

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8 hours ago, mac266 said:

I'm taking command of a brigade in May.

A kitchen brigade? 

All kidding aside, congratulations! 

8 hours ago, mac266 said:

I'll keep doing JuCo.

Ouch. 😬 🫣

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15 hours ago, mac266 said:

UPDATE:  I'm not going to do volleyball because I made a MAJOR milestone in my military career:  I'm taking command of a brigade in May.

As to baseball, I've been cleared to umpire bases only for the remainder of the season.  I won't get behind the dish at all until next year.  But, given the tidbit above (which, by the way, makes me eligible to compete for a star), I'm probably going to withdraw as a "prospect" for the NCAA.  I want to get there, but I don't think it's in the cards for the next few years.  I'll keep doing JuCo.

Congratulations and thank you for your service. 

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