Monthly Archives: June 2021

That’s a warm one…

We are in the middle of a heat wave in Alberta. They seem to be happening more and more often. Calgary is going to see temperatures in the upper 30s this week, which, for any Americans, is the upper 90s … Continue reading

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Play Ball !!!

I headed for Calgary shortly before 7am on Saturday to umpire for the weekend. It was a non-eventful trip, the sort of trip that you expect. Eventful might typically means something goes wrong, we don’t want that. I was umpiring … Continue reading

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Baseball and Hera

Both my plate shoes and base shoes arrived yesterday. I ordered them the previous week, they shipped from Mississauga. For some reason, they used UPS which I don’t like. It took them over a week to arrive. UPS’s tracking information … Continue reading

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Wednesday is cleaning day…

Wednesday was cleaning day. Now, this doesn’t mean that I was cleaning, no. My cleaning lady was in. 🙂 Wednesday’s are also the day that the dogs go to doggie day care. They love the interaction with the other dogs … Continue reading

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A slow Tuesday…

Other than my legs being sore yesterday, I had pretty well “recovered” from umpiring on the weekend. I am not used to getting into the strike zone, of course. When I bent down to get the dogs food dishes, my … Continue reading

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Getting too old for this?

I guess there is a time in everyone’s life that we have to admit that we are getting too old for some things. I will readily admit that I am too old to umpire two triple headers on back-to-back days. … Continue reading

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Slept like a dead rock…

I arrived at the park to umpire yesterday shortly after 8am for a 9am start. The diamonds were quite a ways from the parking lot, bad planning on someone’s part, I guess. It was a cool morning, a few clouds … Continue reading

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Lots of umpiring, and a Happy Father’s Day

I opened up the 2021 baseball season by umpiring 3 games for Babe Ruth Calgary. I left the house at 645am, the dogs are at a friend’s place for the weekend. The first game started out well, the visitors built … Continue reading

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It’s Friday – Enjoy the weekend…

I mentioned that I am returning to umpiring. I have 3 games on Saturday for Babe Ruth Calgary and now I am umpiring some games for Baseball Alberta as well. I have 3 more games on Sunday, 13U just north-west … Continue reading

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Trip to Lethbridge and return to Umpiring…

Wednesday’s are the day that I sent my dogs to doggie day care. They get picked up around 930am in the dog bus and driven to the Crowsnest Pet Care facility and play all day running around with their dog … Continue reading

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