Monday's are my afternoon to umpire fast-pitch softball. Today was the perfect night. The skies were clear, with only a few wispy clouds. Temperatures were in the low 70s. Warm enough that a T-shirt was sufficient, but not so hot that the mere idea of putting my mask was abhorent.
The game was never close, but I was in the zone. From the start of the game the strike zone was absolutely clear, and the on-base calls were without question. One of the pitchers was hitting his spots with amazing accuracy. And there were quite a few strike outs. I'm still having a little trouble calling rise balls, but I'm confident that will get better.