Category Archives: Baseball

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

Four day weekends

I had a four day weekend this past weekend.  I have another four day weekend coming up so this is a nice, short, three day work-week. The four day weekend zoomed by as quickly as a normal 2 day weekend … Continue reading

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A little down time

I have had a house guest since Sunday night again, Lita, my friends’ dog.  Lita is going home this afternoon.  The four of them had fun playing outside all day Monday and yesterday until after dinner when it decided to … Continue reading

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Another week in the books

Another week just about over.  I did some umpiring last weekend and again on Monday, I umpire again tonight and a double-header on Sunday.  It has been a warm week and the house heated up some.  No need for AC, … Continue reading

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The weekend, dog parks & umpiring

The weekend is here after a holiday shortened week.  The week flew by, as most weeks do – something about getting older, perhaps?  It wasn’t overly busy, but I have enough to keep me out of trouble at work at any … Continue reading

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Lita and Umpiring

In my last update, I mentioned that I had a house guest for a few nights, Lita, a friend/co-workers dog.  She is a Shepherd mix and a very timid dog.  She got dropped off on Sunday night and although she … Continue reading

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A house guest…

This past weekend, like most weekends, zoomed by.  I umpired two double-headers so that kept me busy.  They were good games.  On Saturday, it was two Babe Ruth A league games.  For 13-14 year olds, the quality of the ball … Continue reading

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Umpiring and Opening Day

This past weekend I umpired my first double-header of the season.  It was Babe Ruth A ball and was pretty good baseball.  I was behind the plate for my first game and on the bases for the second game.  My … Continue reading

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Work, TV, internet, baseball and umpring…

My first week back to work has not been too bad.  The week zoomed by.  Monday was very busy, which is sort of unusual since it was the last day for us to file taxes.  The rest has been steady, … Continue reading

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Baseball and back to work…

I picked up the jerseys and hats for Babe Ruth yesterday and put together packages for 5 clubs (10 teams) so I am more than half way done with it.  The Jamboree tournament starts today.  I plan on doing this job … Continue reading

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A nice relaxing week…

I woke up pretty early on Tuesday morning, earlier than I figured I would seeing as I had not slept since Saturday.  I suppose I did have a short nap on Sunday afternoon, but does that really count?  Anyway, I … Continue reading

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