2017 MPA Bulletin
2018 Umpire Fees
Andy Valley League
Apple Valley BR
Babe Ruth League
Pine Tree League
Balls & Strikes
How Baseballs are Made
You think you had a bad game?
Federation vs. MLB rules
Gerry Davis Sports
NASO (Officals' Site)
WELCOME TO 2018 !
There will also be apprentice classroom clinics at Mt. Ararat High School 6PM for new umpires and veterans alike, who would like to achieve bonus points,
on March 12th
Apprentice Program The Apprentice Program is also considered clinics of which a member may attend to get bonus points for their ratings. We ask if you plan on attending these clinics
(1) you must be prompt anyone coming in late will not get credit for attending a classroom clinic.
(2) Please in the beginning allow Barry to conduct the Clinic without constant interruption unless asked for your input.
Apprentice Program Dates: March 11th, March 18th, March 25th,
All clinics will begin at 4:30 P.M. sharp at Lewiston High School in Room B109
One more reminder to dual members you must attend 1 meeting which does not include test night.
As stated at our first meeting a new contract is being negotiated with The MPA. Background checks are expected to be mandatory for receiving assignments for The 2018 season. I have attached the link that has the necessary information, it will also be posted on our website shortly. An announcement will be made at the final two meetings, it is recommended that you get this done sooner rather than later. Any questions can be answered at our next meeting.
Maine DOE - Fingerprinting
2018 Order Form: Walt sent a message that he's keeping the same prices this year and if you need, apparel he does want the order by our first meeting on March 11th! Click HERE for the link.
The Central Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires (CMBABU) is a member of the State of Maine Umpires Association. The purpose of the CMBABU shall be to:
"The umpire must be quick witted. He may not, like the wise old owl of the bench, look over his gold-rimmed eyeglasses, inform the assembled multitude that he will 'take the matter under advisement,' and then adjourn the court for a week or two to satisfy himself how he ought to decide. No, indeed. He must be johnny-on-the-spot with a decision hot off the griddle and he must stick to it, right or wrong - or be lost."
- A.G. Spalding in America's National Game (1911)