Category Archives: Baseball

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

Getting there…

I went into town yesterday after work.  It’s not a far drive, 8km or so…  I had to check mail, got my umpiring cheque from CABUA for July’s umpiring.  Always nice to get money in the mail.  I stopped by … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Traditions

Last night was my annual MLB All-Star game dinner with a former co-worker from BDO.  The tradition started when I first moved to Calgary back in 2012.  A friend was visiting from Ontario and on the evening of the MLB … Continue reading

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A busy week…

Planning for the move is still under-way.  I don’t have my boxes as yet so no packing gas started.  They will be delivered on Monday and I am off, so I will get to it in a few days.  The … Continue reading

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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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