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Home, sweet home

The rest of the flight home was routine.  We landed in Calgary ahead of schedule, shortly after 9pm on Sunday night.  It was a fairly quick process through customs, he looked at my card and let me right through.  I … Continue reading

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My vacation is over…

I’ve gotten internet for the flight from Denver to Calgary. For an hour, it’s $5.99, helps to pass the time for sure. The day started really early. I went to bed around 1230 and wanted to get up at 230 … Continue reading

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10 days in Branson

I’ve spent the last 10 days in Branson Missouri umpiring at the 12u Cal Ripken World Series and it’s been quite the experience. I flew out on Wednesday, August 1, the first leg of the trip was Calgary to Houston … Continue reading

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Hanging up the umpiring equipment…

Today at the 12u Cal Ripken World Series we had two games, the International Championship and the US Championship. I was umpiring in the International Championship game that featured Korea vs Japan. It remained scoreless until the 3rd when Japan … Continue reading

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I’ll take a large cup of coffee, half full, no lid…

As readers know, I’m in Branson Missouri umpiring the 12u Cal Ripken World Series which is wrapping up in the next two days. The guys that I’m umpiring with are a great group of umpires, likely the best I’ve worked … Continue reading

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It’s not supposed to rain during baseball…

Today was the first day of the playoffs for the Cal Ripken World Series. Four games were scheduled and my game at 1230 went ahead without any issues and was a damn good ball game. After that, the skies opened … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me…

Today is my birthday. I typically keep birthdays pretty low key. Really, it’s just another day of the year but different than the other 364 since we don’t add one to our age. So, today I’m 47. I guess I’ve … Continue reading

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Here comes the playoffs…

The last day of the round robin for the Cal Ripken World Series is about to wrap up. New Zealand is defeating Australia, I don’t see a comback in the works. I umpired two games today. The Japan vs Korea … Continue reading

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Playoffs coming up

The round robin portion of the Cal Ripken World Series wraps up today. I have 2 games today, 1230 and 530. The 1230 game will determine one of the international pool winners, it’s Korea vs Japan. That should be a … Continue reading

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Having some fun umpiring…

Today is day three of the Cal Ripken World Series in Branson Missouri. The weather has been very hot, but not humid, I was expecting it to be very humid. The day time temperatures have been in the mid 30’s … Continue reading

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