recently I recieved this from a person that I umpired the other night. Out of the blue and a welcome relief to me after the last feww weeks Ive had. blank and blank, I would like to thank you for umpiring the match on Friday night. I thought that you did an excellent job in controlling the game and adhering to the player code of conduct. From my recent playing experience, I think that you both did an excellent job in trying to shut up the banter and chatter that goes on. I hope that other umpires follow in your foot steps and continue to work hard to clean up our game. Thanks again! seeing this has given me a renewed spark to persevere. While as umpires we can make mistakes, its how we handle those mistakes that define who we can be. Sometimes you can come out of a game and think that your the most hated person on the field. this letter has shown me something else. I post to show others that not all players have it in for umpires.