The unsung heroes of the Little League volunteer corps necessary to run a first-class tournament most certainly are the umpires. Did you know that the umpires for the various Little League World Series pay their own way?
Here is a great article about umps really earning some mileage miles this summer:
Umps Go Out of Their Way to Make the Call
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — You can’t take a step at any Little League game without running into legions of volunteers — coaches, officials, scorekeepers, groundskeepers, etc.
But umpires Jack Ruscoe of Salem, Ore., and Joey Broxmeyer of Rialto, Calif., are giving much more than their time to Little League Softball’s European Regionals.
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