Category Archives: Umpiring

The weekend is here…

It’s Friday, this is a good thing.  It was a quick week, quicker still since I was off on Monday.  Last night, the Astros were eliminated from the ALCS by a much stronger team in the Red Sox.  I did … Continue reading

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It’s Wednesday, but feels like Tuesday…

Monday was a long day of driving.  The dogs and I headed to Calgary for their yearly vet visits.  We stopped at Costco in Okotoks on our way, I needed to buy them dog food, they like to eat, twice … Continue reading

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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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