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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

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.

Learn to Umpire Classes Announced

The Cape Cod Baseball Umpires Association will hold Learn to Umpire classes beginning Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Successful candidates must attend a minimum of 5 of the classes, pass a written exam with a score of 85% and attend a mandatory on field (or field house) clinic.

Class Dates: Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 13, Feb 19, Feb 26, March 4, March 11 PLUS a mandatory field training clinic on one Saturday in March TBD

Cost: $125 (includes class, first year dues, rule books and manuals)
To register, complete the form below.

REGISTER HERE:

Banquet Sunday June 2nd

brazgrillThe annual CCBUA banquet will be held on Sunday June 2nd at the Brazilian Grill on Main St in Hyannis. Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. There is no fee for active members, guests are invited and welcomed. The guest fee is $40.

Advance registration is required and can be done so by completing the information below:

2019 CCBUA Banquet Registration