The Babe Ruth league and team meetings are this morning. This is the first time I will attend and not be the club manager for the Rockies. I was wondering how I would feel about my decision from last August and I am happy to report that I am 100% confident that I made the correct decision in stepping down. The team has a good coaching staff and I wish both the AA’s and AAA’s all the best this year, and in future years of course. I am looking forward to seeing the players from the other “side” of the field this year, both as an umpire and on occasion, as a spectator. I made a lot of friends in my three years as the club manager and I am sure those will remain for years to come.
I am handling uniforms this year and thus far, I have enjoyed it. I have placed our first order for ball pants and they are expected to arrive prior to me heading on my trip. Today is the last day for players to do sizing for their uniforms and buy extra stuff that is being sold – jackets, hats, etc.
I don’t think I need to speak at the meeting, if I do, it will be quick. Essentially, it will be something like “if you need something, please email me”… That speech took a while to write.
Today is also the BDO Calgary mid-season event. We are going to the Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse game at the Saddledome tonight. I enjoy lacrosse although the Roughnecks have had a tough season to date. They got hammered last night losing big time. Hopefully they pull out a win tonight. There are a couple of IT guys in the city for some office moves and they are going as well – should be a good evening.
Three weeks and counting until I being my trip. All is pretty well set – waiting for my passport to arrive, that will be the last step. Not necessarily looking forward to the flights, that is for sure but looking forward to the experience.
Enjoy your weekend.