My Canada Day double header turned into a single game. It was one of the longest single games that I have ever umpired. It ended in the bottom of the 6th inning (luckily) in a mercy, 16-6. It should have ended in the 5th but the short stop made an error and 2 runs scored.
Poorly played ball, bad defence, batting practice quality pitching for the most part.
I have now umpired probably around 40 ball games. The quality, in general has been fairly poor when compared to Ontario. The Dawgs teams in Okotoks are supposed to be Elite – I don’t personally see it.
The Senior ball is better quality than what is offered in Niagara. The players aren’t a bunch of whining idiots first off and the ball is pretty good too.
I now have a few weeks off from umpiring. I didn’t want to have to umpire while BP is here from Ontario, that wouldn’t really be fair.
I am off for 2 more days, back to work on Wednesday. I am considering taking the roof off of my Jeep – might do that tomorrow. I don’t really have anywhere to store it though, that’s an issue. A friend out in Cochrane told me I could store it at his place, it’s 45 minutes away though. I might take him up on it.
Well, Happy Canada Day to all – enjoy the holiday.