Category Archives: Umpiring

Snow and Baseball…

Although today isn’t the first snow of the season, that would have been Saturday night into Sunday morning, this is the first major snowfall of the season.  We’ve had snow in the upper mountains for nearly a month, on and … Continue reading

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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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The Final Rankings

Umpiring at the Cal Ripken World Series was an experience of a lifetime.  I met 10 of the best umpires I have ever worked with. It was a varied collection.  There were four international umpires.  Myself, from Canada, Australia, New … 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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Organizing, packing – what fun…

The organizing and packing has begun, despite the naysayers thinking I would wait until Sunday evening to start. I am making good progress.  My suitcase is basically packed for my trip to Missouri.  I will need to add some stuff … 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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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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Short work week…

I umpired at New Brighton park last evening, AA Giants @ AA Angels.  It was a pretty good game, took until the 7th for the Giants to get anything going offensively but was a pretty even game otherwise.  The Angels … Continue reading

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Three weeks of vacation? Nice.

In just over two weeks from now, I am off work for 24 days.  I don’t think I’ve ever taken three weeks in a row off before, not that I can remember anyway. The first week of my vacation, I … Continue reading

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