Jaschinski to Work Midwest League All-Star Game

We are thrilled to announce Steven Jaschinski has been selected to work the Midwest League All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday June 19th at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan.

This will be Jaschinski’s first All-Star Game. Congratulations Steven!


Umps Care Charity Bowling Tournament


I’m playing in the Umps Care charity bowling tournament during spring training on March 17 in Florida. Umps Care is the official non-profit charity of professional baseball umpires, providing emotional and financial assistance to youth and families in need across the markets of MLB’s teams. The tournament is a fundraiser to help provide the following programs in 2018:

• Major league baseball experiences for 600 at-risk youth at each ballpark across the big leagues
• Build-a-Bear workshop experiences for 1300 children at 13 different children’s hospitals, and
• College scholarships for deserving young adults who were adopted later in life

Obviously, MLB is dominated by American-based teams, but Umps Care is active in Toronto on a consistent basis. Check out this piece Sportsnet ran during a broadcast in 2014 (https://www.facebook.com/UmpsCare/videos/10154232102255007/). Umps Care also returned to Toronto in 2016 and 2017.

My spring crew and I are bowling in support of this great cause and I personally hope to raise more than $120 for our crew. Please visit our crew page and consider making a donation if you are in a position to support.

Our crew page: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1315553 Continue reading

Congratulations Chris!

Yesterday evening at the Baseball Canada Level 4/5 clinic for Ontario’s nationally certified umpires, our own Chris Walters was assigned to the 2016 Pee Wee National Championship, to be held August 25-29 in London, ON.

The 2016 13U National Championship will be Chris’ first national championship.

Great job Chris!