Category Archives: Baseball

Anything relating to baseball, umpiring or the lovely politics of minor baseball – both in Ontario and now in Alberta.

Busy weekend…

This past weekend flew by, as most weekends do.  I umpired a total of 4 games and did two of them alone so I will get paid for 5 games.  Not a bad weekend, profit-wise.  It was some good ball … Continue reading

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It’s baseball season so I was umpiring…

This past weekend went by too quickly, as most weekends do.  I umpired a Cal Ripken league double-header on Saturday.  It was cloudy and breezy so perfect for umpiring.  Two pretty good games.  The league plays 6 innings and a … Continue reading

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Politics, dogs and umpiring…

Yesterday as election day in the province of Ontario.  Although I no longer live there, I was hoping that the NDP would not form the government.  It seemed like the momentum was going their way, and I know why this … Continue reading

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Another Monday Already…

Another new week starts, Monday.  Why do weekends go by so quickly, it’s not really fair.  I am not necessarily a hater of Mondays, they happen, nothing we can do about them. I had an uneventful double-header yesterday at Optimist … Continue reading

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Accountability

This past weekend flew by.  I umpired double-headers both Saturday and Sunday as well as games last Wednesday and Thursday so I just had Friday night off.  I don’t umpire this week until Thursday, so the 3 evenings free will … Continue reading

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The long weekend – summer is here?

It’s almost the first long weekend of the summer.  Well, summer isn’t really here as yet but May 24 is traditionally the start of summer.  It’s cold here today, 10C and supposed to rain later on in the day, but the … Continue reading

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Awesome spring weather…

The weekend went by too quickly, as most weekends tend to do.  When you umpire a double header each day though, that makes things go by a little more quickly I’d guess.  I plan on doing double headers most weekends … Continue reading

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Great weather and more baseball…

The Babe Ruth Silent Auction was held last night at Schanks South Bar, lots of items to bid on, good food and lots of people.  I stayed for a couple of hours, left shortly after 9pm.  I guess I am … Continue reading

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Baseball is a big part of life…

I am fairly busy with baseball right now.  I have retired from coaching and luckily, I don’t miss it at all.  I am now busy with umpiring, 4 days a week or so. I had a AA game last evening, … Continue reading

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World Series bound – not THAT World Series…

Last month at a Babe Ruth board meeting, I was asked if I wanted to apply to umpire in the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Branson, Missouri in August.  The hotel and food costs would be covered by the … Continue reading

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