LMBA Names Michael Yamaguchi 2017 Umpire Allocator

January 07, 2017 - The LMBA Executive is pleased to announce that Michael Yamaguchi has accepted the position of Umpire Allocator for the 2017 season.  read more

LMBA UMPIRE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR 2017 IN FULL SWING

December 30, 2016 - GENTLEMEN, LMBA LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL UMPIRES FROM WITHIN OUR PLAYING RANKS - KEEP THE PROCESS GOING.  read more

Delta Stars Rally to Help Team Mate

December 30, 2016 - Delta Stars and Friends Rally to Support Langley Fire Couple   On December 11, 2016 a large number of tenants lost their dwellings and most of their contents in a tragic fire in Langley.  read more

LMBA Teams Featured in Baseball Competition at 2016 Americas Masters Games

December 26, 2016 -     16 Lower Mainland Baseball Association Teams in Action for 2016 Americas Masters Games Opening Weekend Masters level baseball was very much in evidence during the opening weekend for the 2016 Americas Masters Games as 16 teams from the Lower Mainland Baseball Association were in action at the two official venues at UBC and at Hillcrest Park beside Nat Bailey Stadium.  read more

Coquitlam Cardinals 2016 LMBA 18+ Champs With Walk Off Win Over North Langley Expos

December 26, 2016 - Coquitlam Cardinals 2016 LMBA 18+ Champs Ninth Inning Walk Off Win Against North Langley Expos in One of Best Ever LMBA Finals The Coquitlam Cardinals and North Langley Expos battled it out at beautiful Robert Burnaby Park on a sunny Sunday, producing one of the closest final championship games in LMBA history.  read more

Blue Jays 30+ Champs for Third Time in Total Team Performance

December 26, 2016 - BLUE JAYS TAKE THIRD 30+ CROWN IN STRONG TEAM PERFORMANCE AGAINST HOWE SOUND HOUNDS THE TOP TWO TEAMS IN THE LMBA’S 30+ DIVISION MET FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR IN A WELL-PLAYED FINAL AT ROBERT BURNABY.  read more

Pirates Three Peat as 45+ Champs in Walk Off Win

December 26, 2016 - PIRATES THREE-PEAT AS 45+ CHAMPS IN WALKOFF WIN OVER TOUGH LUCK STARS THE LMBA’S 2016 SEASON CONCLUDED WITH A THIRD EPIC BATTLE IN THREE YEARS BETWEEN THE 45+ DIVISION’S TOP TWO TEAMS.  read more

MICHAEL YAMAGUCHI NAMED LMBA UMPIRE ALLOCATOR FOR 2017 SEASON! WELCOME ABOARD, MICHAEL!

SEE DETAILS IN NEWS STORY ON LMBA TICKER AT TOP OF PAGE!

JANUARY 7, 2017

GENTLEMEN, LMBA LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL UMPIRES FROM WITHIN OUR PLAYING RANKS - KEEP THE PROCESS GOING!!!!

LMBA UMPIRE DEVELOPMENT IN FULL SWING FOR 2017

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FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS THE LMBA HAS ACTIVELY ENCOURAGED ITS PLAYERS TO CONSIDER JOINING OUR UMPIRE POOL – approximately one dozen LMBA players have stepped up to help us out and all of them are becoming good competent umpires – this coming year a couple are making the transition behind the plate. 

For 2017 the LMBA will be expanding to 36 teams and coupled with developments in the umpire world, we need more of our members to join our umpire pool – WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DOZEN MORE UMPIRES, MOST LIKELY TO DO BASE ASSIGNMENTS. 

 

LMBA umpires receive compensation equal to or exceeding most leagues - $95 for home plate assignments and $75 for base umpiring.  We use only carded umpires so new umpires need to join British Columbia Baseball Umpires Association (BCBUA) and they are encouraged to take at least one umpire clinic prior to stepping on the diamond.  The LMBA has a good reputation with our umpires as we operate from a position of supporting all umpires doing our games and our teams have been especially supportive of LMBA recruits during their initial assignments.  Our schedule is published in February and we use a booking system that allows umpires to indicate their times available right through our schedule (April to August).  There are three payment periods (April – June, July – August, and Playoffs).  Some of our initial recruits are now being approached by other baseball organizations as starting out in the LMBA can lead to other opportunities.

AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR ALL NEW UMPIRES FROM WITHIN THE LMBA WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH at the EDMONDS CENTRE (7433 EDMONDS STREET) IN BURNABY FROM 3:30PM TO 5:30PM.  Topics include BCBUA registration process, accessing and using the LMBA allocation system (Scheduler), a list of clinics throughout the Lower Mainland, and umpiring in the LMBA – expectations, questions.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE LMBA UMPIRE POOL IN 2017, PLEASE RESPOND TO DAN TAYLOR (lmba@shaw.ca ) or (604) 512-7911 by Saturday, January 7th

 

 

 

LMBA LAUNCHES “BUY AND SELL” PROGRAM

DURING THE PAST SIX YEARS, THE LMBA HAS EXPANDED BEYOND JUST BEING A BASEBALL LEAGUE AND IT CONTINUES TO FIND WAYS TO ENHANCE OUR GROUP CONNECTIONS.  Allan Creasy (Holly Hops and LMBA Fall League Coordinator) has organized a Link to enable lmba players and teams to list baseball items for sale.  allan has the full support of the lmba executive and both parties will work to ensure the process is accurate and appropriate.  the link can be found on the lmba’s home page – www.ballcharts.com/lmba - go down the column of tabs on the left and hit “buy and sell”.  if you are not a facebook user, you can contact allan –

allan_creasy17@hotmail.com

allan will list your article and include your contact information.  open to all lmba players and teams.  thanks to allan for organizing this service.

 

 

BERLIN SLUGGERS LOOKING FOR Players

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The Berlin Sluggers are a club team which plays in the German Baseball Bundesliga and ex-LMBA player and Executive member Simon Fulber has played in the Sluggers’ organization for the past few years.  Simon played in the LMBA for 15 seasons as a member of the Burnaby Yankees, the Burnaby Blue Jays, and the Vancouver A’s.  He also served on the LMBA Executive and was responsible for developing the LMBA’s Code of Conduct.  Originally from Germany, Simon accepted a job opportunity to return to Germany and has kept up his baseball playing with the Sluggers.

Simon has returned to Vancouver and will be here until January 15, 2017.  His club is actively looking for players for the upcoming 2017 season and he welcomes any interest from LMBA players who might be interested in broadening their baseball experience.  Simon can supply details to ensure that interested players are well aware of expectations of both parties.  Here are some links to check out and Simon’s contact information.

www.berlinsluggers.de

www.facebook.com/Berlin-Sluggers-170079803042871

Simon Fulber – simon_fulber@hotmail.com

Simon can send you a download of information concerning this opportunity. 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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