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

2017 LMBA PRE-SEASON LEAGUE MEETING

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - EDMONDS CENTRE (BURNABY) 3:15PM TO 5:00PM

Please Note that the LMBA Meeting Planned for Sunday, February 12 has been CANCELLED!

The meeting has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, February 26th from 3:15pm to 5:00pm

Please check the information below!  As this meeting date is later than usual attendance is mandatory.

Lower Mainland Baseball Association

2017 Pre-Season League Meeting

Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Edmonds Centre – 3:15pm to 5:00pm

A very important league meeting for all 36 teams planning to play in the LMBA for the 2017 season will be held on Sunday, February 26th at the Edmonds Centre (7433 Edmonds Street – Burnaby) from 3:15pm to 5:00pm.  The first one hour meeting (3:15pm to 4:15pm) will involve league wide topics such as New Teams, Divisional Alignments, League Fees, Financial Update, Registration, Umpire Development, Parks, 2017 Schedule, Off-Season Developments (There Have Been MANY), and 2017 off-field activities. 

The second hour will involve three separate divisional meetings – each division has several decisions to make regarding division alignments, scheduling, and playoffs.

Prior to the meeting, the Executive is asking ALL teams to let Dan know the status and availability of their park.  At the present time, Dan has firm commitments for approximately 24 out of 36 teams and we have concerns about a few teams which have not sent any information.  PIease email this information ASAP to Dan at lmba@shaw.ca – let him know if you need any help securing your park.  Teams are welcome to bring along 2017 league fees in whole or in part ($2400) – if you need to know your team balance, please contact LMBA Treasurer Tim Everson – tim@ballparksports.ca 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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