Labour Day Weekend Tournament
*UPDATE – THE SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED UNDER LABOUR DAY TOURNAMENT*
The season is slowly coming to an end which must mean our annual Labour Day Weekend Tournament can’t be far behind!
As most of you know this is our annual HBUA fundraiser. All umpires supply their services for free for the entire weekend.
It would be great for each and everyone of the HBUA to step up and help out at some point over the weekend. As an executive we sat down very early in the spring to go over details for our tournament. All round robin games will have 2-man umpiring crews, we will go with 3-man crews for the semi’s and championship games. We will also require umpire’s to keep score and pitch count.
We are looking forward to seeing some great baseball and having alot of fun!
Once again thanks in advance, there will be more to come over the next little while.
MLB Umpires: Under Fire
Here is a short blog from Shi Davidi on the Sportsnet website regarding the recent problems the Jays and other MLB teams have had with umpires. It appears that respect is being lost for the men in blue and John Farrell wants the umpires to be accountable for the judgment calls they make.
What do you think? Should MLB umpires need to respond to media questions?
Feel free to discuss over our HBUA twitter feed or on our Facebook page …
Have a Question Regarding a Rule???
The HBUA is proud to present … Dennis Ryan, our new HBUA Rules Liaison!!!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding a specific rule and can’t find help through prayer, than Dennis is your man to talk to. For those who do not know Dennis well, his extensive career as an umpire has lead him to be a former Supervisor of Umpires of Ontario and Baseball Canada. He is also the former President of Baseball Ontario and the HDBA.
His contact info is as follows:
Thanks and have fun on the diamond!