Monthly Archives: July 2018

The end of umpiring and the move gets closer…

I umpired the two semi-finals in the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament today at 10 and 1pm. I was on the plate for the 10am game, for Calgary, it was pretty warm. I think I’ve gotten soft since living here. It … Continue reading

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Umpiring wrap-up, just about…

Had two ball games today as the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament entered the playoff round. Both games were done using the 4-man umpiring system. In the first game, I was at second base, a position I hadn’t done before. It … Continue reading

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Playoff time and packing to move…

The round robin portion of the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament wrapped up last night, I was umpiring at first base. The game started out well, it was a team from Idaho versus the AAA home club, the Longhorns. Idaho pulled … Continue reading

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Organizing, packing – what fun…

The organizing and packing has begun, despite the naysayers thinking I would wait until Sunday evening to start. I am making good progress.  My suitcase is basically packed for my trip to Missouri.  I will need to add some stuff … Continue reading

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Lots more ball…

I umpired a double header in the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament today, 10am and 1pm. I was on the plate for the 10am game. Not a bad game at all. We got through 5 innings quickly enough and then it … Continue reading

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Lots of umpiring…

Today was day 4 of my vacation. I’m behind on packing for my move. This should not surprise those who know me. I procrastinate. I’m very good at it. Today I had an easy morning. Finally took recycling in for … Continue reading

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The fun of packing…

The boxes that I ordered from EcoBox (https://ecobox.ca/) arrived last night.  The owner called me in the afternoon and asked if he could drop them off early since he lives near me.  Sure, sounds good. So, I have my boxes … Continue reading

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On vacation…

Day one of my vacation is in the books. It was a pretty relaxing day. No umpiring, which is odd since I’ve umpired almost every Saturday since the beginning of May. The dogs and I went to the park the … Continue reading

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The end of an era…

Last night I umpired the Babe Ruth A League Championship at Optimist Park.  It looked like rain all afternoon but the game went off without any showers or lightning. It ended up being the first place regular season team facing … Continue reading

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Umpiring in the rain…

I was umpiring an exhibition game tonight between the Cal Ripken team that’s going to the World Series in a couple of weeks and the Babe Ruth Longhorns AAA team over in Dover. The skies didn’t look particularly friendly and … Continue reading

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