2018 Umpires News

We hope that all umpires had a great off season and are looking forward to an even better 2018 Baseball Season!

Level 1/2 Clinics:  

Sign In:      8:00am - 8:30am

Clinic Time:  8:30am-4:30pm 

Parent Information Session:  3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cost: $25 - Level 1; $45 - Level 2 (payment required the day of the clinic in cash or cheque made payable to BOMBA)

Dates:        Saturday, April 6th or Saturday, April 27th

Location:    MM Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, L7P 3N9

Details:      Lunch is provided. You must attend one of the two clinic dates to umpire in 2018. Participants must stay for the entire clinic. Reminder, you must provide a phone number on the registration form in order to be scheduled for games.

Registration: You must register online with Baseball Ontario BEFORE the clinic.  Clinics are limited in size.  Please register early so that you are not disappointed.

Click here to go to Baseball Ontario's Website to Register.


Level 3 Clinic :  

Dates:      TBD
Clinic Time:  8:30am-4:30pm
Details:      Lunch is provided. You must attend one Super Clinic to umpire at Level 3 in 2018. Clinics are limited in size. Participants must stay for the entire clinic. Please check Baseball Ontario.com for additional Super Clinic Dates. 
Registration: You must register online ahead of the clinic with Baseball Ontario. Registration will open soon. Go to www.baseballontario.com to register.


Rules Information:

Several years ago Baseball Ontario adopted the 30/30 Rule for lightning safety.

Based on Environment Canada, Baseball Ontario has updated the 30/30 rule to accurately read as follows,: “If you can count 30 seconds or less between the lightning flash and hearing the thunder, immediately take shelter and stay there until 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.” The updated 30/30 rule can be located on the Baseball Ontario web page.

Players, coaches, umpires, spectators, etc. should immediately seek shelter if the 30/30 rule is in place, preferably an all-metal automobile (not convertible top) or a building with running water and electricity. If caught outside far from a safe shelter, stay away from tall objects, such as trees, poles, wires and fences. Take shelter in a low lying area.

Environment Canada states “it’s not necessarily the direct lightning strike that will injure or kill a player.  During a lightning storm the atmosphere becomes electrified. Lightning streamers from the ground are trying to connect up with the lightning strike making its way from the cloud to the ground. If these streamers form on a fence/lamp post or even a player, damage can occur to a player’s nervous system and brain making them unfit to play.  People can recover from this close encounter with lightning but some damage can last a lifetime.”

While the 30/30 rules provides a timeline to protect oneself during a thunderstorm while participating in an outdoor activity, in 2011,Environment Canada adopted a much clearer statement. “When thunder roars, GO INDOORS” or in French “Quand le tonnerre gronde, RENTREZ VITE!” 

Environment Canada also provides tools to help you with your decision of when to play or when to suspend or cancel practices/games.  

The Risk Management Committee
Baseball Ontario




Contact Information:

Senior Scheduler (Peewee to Midget)  Mike Skeoch mikeskeoch@gmail.com  
Intermediate Scheduler (Sr. Coach Pitch to Mosquito)  Sherrin Mitchell cdnchk1@gmail.com  
Director of Umpiring David Margetts david_margetts@hotmail.com   (905) 599-2494



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Boardroom Reservation - Minor Mosquito A (McNeil)
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Jul. 11, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Boardroom Reservation - Minor Mosquito A (McNeil)
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Jul. 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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