Mark your calendars, the Cape Cod Baseball Umpires Association (CCBUA) will once again host a Hot Stove Night on Thursday January 25th at the Barnstable Police Station. Topics planned for discussion at this point include “Plate Interference; make the right call” and “Working the B & C positions”. Additional topics are currently being planned too for this lively and educational evening.
Registration is required for this 6:30pm event and may be done by completing the form below:
Retired umpire and long-time CCBUA member and former interpreter Jim Rondeau is cleaning out the trunk of his car! Jim has three umpire mask for sale for only $10, $15, and $20, a chest protector for $150, and two plate-coats $25 and $50. If interested, contact Jim at 508-292-6994. Act fast, cause Jim is heading south soon!
John Teehan (center) accepts the James McNally Award from Mark Delaney and Michael Rabideau
The Cape Cod Baseball Umpires Association presented it’s highest honor to longtime member John Teehan Sunday at its 2017 banquet.
Mark Delaney was eloquent in his introduction of Teehan saying ” John over his 25 plus years of umpiring has truly demonstrated & in my belief exemplifies the bedrock tenets of what the McNally is all about. Over the years John has gained the admiration & respect of fellow umpires, game assignors & yes even coaches for his on & off the field professionalism as well as his keen sense, knowledge & understanding of the game of baseball and his steadfast principles to fair play as well as his passion & zeal to share his wisdom & experiences with others, which transcends far beyond the playing fields and reflects an unobstructed view & unquestioned example of John’s character not only towards this game we also hold dear to us and John’s love & loyalty to family, friends community & country.”
Teehan now joins Doug Mason and Peter Hall as the only recipients of this prestigious award.
L to R: MV head coach Gary Simmons, Scudder Committee chairman Doug Mason, Roger Scudder Jr, Elias Fhagen Smith and his father.
Martha’s Vineyard High School senior Elias Fhagen Smith was presented the CCBUA’s Roger Scudder award at the association’s annual banquet Sunday June 4th at the Brazilian Grill in Hyannis.
The Scudder award is given annually to a Cape high school senior who has demonstrated the characteristics of sportsmanship. Nominations are made by CCBUA member umpires, head coaches and athletic directors and are voted by the entire membership.
Approximately 25 CCBUA members and new candidates were in attendance Saturday March 4th from 9am to 1:30 to work on perfecting their skills. Thanks to Bryan Andrade, Mark Delaney, Ron Musk, Ron Braga, Steve Shaw and Mike Rabideau for instructing at the six stations (cage work, plate mechanics, A,B, C positions). The morning was capped off with situational drills. Special thanks this year to Bourne HS AD Scott Ashworth for allowing us to use his gym for the camp!