I’ve been umpiring baseball and softball for forty-five years and have been hit with a ball on numerous occasions. Thursday night I got whacked in the wrist with a batted ball in the FHSAA District 3-A finals in Wewahitchka.
The wrist was broken, but with help from the Sneads coaching staff I managed to finish the game.
After getting it X-rayed I waited until Monday to have it set at the TOC Clinic in Marianna.
Why wait until Monday? Because that’s the first chance I had to get the TOC folks to get ahold of me. Why TOC? Because I’ve seen the work they’ve done with sports injuries over the years.
With guys like Rick Williams and Jim Watson along with the doctors and other TOC staff I feel real content.
I’m going to be in a cast for six weeks.
Will it bother my writing? Not at all! You see, I’m just a hunt and peck journalist.
SET FOR MAY 17
The third annual Joe Ferolito Next Level Big Bend Showcase Baseball game will be played May 17 at Therrell Field in Chattahoochee.
The game features an outstanding senior team from Leon County playing an outstanding senior team from the outlying area.
More information will be forthcoming as the game nears.
Three Gadsden County basketball players were named to the Tallahassee Democrat’s All-Big Bend Basketball Team announced last Wednesday.
East Gadsden junior Sharieka Gaymon was named to the girls’ second team.
Tallavana’s Ezekiel Sutton and West Gadsden’s Marquis Brown, both seniors, were named to the boys’ second team.