Picture prompt story

Not having written anything in a while, and never having written a story that was based on a picture prompt, I was intrigued by a contest set up by Friday Flash Fiction using the premise of writing a story based on a picture. In this case it is of the son of one of the FFF authors who passed away a couple of years back with a rare form of cancer. Despite his fight, he had achieved his lifelong dream of becoming an Ump in the NFL. Here is my story –


And here’s the picture for the story’s prompting –