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Open Meeting of South Region Umpires for Rules Change-over

Mark your calendar to attend the south regional MBUA rules differences presentation on Tuesday November 12th at 6:30pm at Bridgewater-Raynham High School. This meeting is open to all CCBUA umpires. Your attendance is highly encouraged.

Below is the content of the announcement:

Dear MBUA board leaders,

I want to share a few updates regarding the roll-out of NFHS rules transition plan and a few important upcoming dates.

As you know, the Baseball rules committee has been meeting since last December to recommend rules and craft an education plan for umpires and coaches. I am pleased to report your MBUA was very well represented on this committee.

We (MIAA baseball rules sub-committee) recently held a meeting (Oct. 16th) specifically for MBUA board leaders to preview and gain feedback on the instructional presentation of playing rules differences between MLB and NFHS. Special thanks to Joe Peters for his tremendous efforts to prepare and present the package. I believe all of our member boards were represented.

Phase two of the roll-out includes regional meetings for which ALL MBUA umpires are invited and encouraged to attend and see the presentation first-hand. This is a tremendous opportunity for all of our members to see and hear the presentation and ask questions to the presenters that have created the presentation.

We encourage ALL MBUA umpires to attend one of these four regional meetings:

SOUTH: Tuesday November 12 at Bridgewater-Raynham at 6:30pm

NORTH: Wednesday November 13 at Stoneham HS at 6:30

CENTRAL: Wednesday November 13 at Shrewsbury at 6:00

WEST: Thursday November 14 site at Holyoke HS at 6:30

Following these meetings, the entire presentation package will be available for board interpreters and members to download directly from the MIAA.net baseball page to begin your individual board’s training program.

I hope to see you at one of these regional meetings.

Mike Rabideau

President -MBUA

2020 Meeting Schedule

2020 meeting dates of the Cape Cod Baseball Umpires Association. Note that meetings will be held at the Yarmouth Police Department community room:
Monday March 16, 2020 7pm YPD
Monday March 30, 2020 7:30pm YPD – important Interpreter’s meeting
Monday April 27, 2020 7:30pm
Monday May 18, 2020 7:30pm YPD
Sunday June 7, 2020 TBD

*There will also be an on-field (field-house) – clinic in early March. Mandatory attendance for new candidates and members with 3 years or less tenure

Delaney Cape League Umpire of the Year

Mark Delaney (2nd from left) is 2019 Curly Clement Cape League Umpire of the Year

A hearty congratulations to Mark Delaney for being named the 2019 Curly Clement Cape League Umpire of the Year. The announcement was made by CBUAO president Nick Zibelli in front a packed house at Cotuit’s Lowell Park prior to game 2 of their playoff series with Wareham. The award is voted on by head coaches and general managers from around the league.

On behalf of all of us at the CCBUA, Congratulations Mark!

MBUA Uniform Requirements for 2019

The MBUA has recently updated the uniform requirements for officials umpiring in MBUA staffed MIAA baseball games. Keep in mind, both/all umpires in a game shall wear the same color shirt or pullover. Uniform requirements are as follows:
X. ARTICLE X: STANDARDS OF AN MBUA MEMBER
A. MBUA Members shall observe always the uniform standards of the MBUA during scholastic games.
1. The primary uniform of the MBUA shall consist of the following items;
a) A navy blue jersey adorned with an MBUA badge on the left breast pocket,
b) Charcoal grey trousers,
c) A navy blue hat adorned with the MBUA logo,
d) A black belt, black shoes, and black socks,
e) A navy blue or red undershirt, the sleeves of which are not exposed,
f) A navy blue ball bag, and
g) A navy blue pullover with red epaulets or navy blue or black blazer.
2. Also, an MBUA umpire may wear a light blue or a red jersey with the same accessories worn with a navy blue shirt.
3. Alternatively, an umpire may wear a black or cream jersey. If he does so, the following items shall be worn;
a) Charcoal grey trousers,
b) A black hat adorned with the MBUA logo,
c) A black belt, black shoes, and black socks,
d) A black undershirt,
e) A black ball bag,
f) A black pullover with white epaulets.

Indoor Field Clinic Announced

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The CCBUA will hold its annual indoor field clinic Saturday March 9th from 9am to noon at the Nauset High School fieldhouse. Proper mechanics and positioning will be taught, reviewed and practiced. New candidates as well as CCBUA members with 3 or less years on the board are required to attend. Please register below to confirm your attendance: