WMBUA MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is to develop high standards in our National Pastime through character and citizenship and encourage good, clean competition. To promote the welfare of the game of baseball, its players, and umpires. To provide the highest standard of baseball umpiring. And to study the administration and revision of the rules, particularly from the viewpoint of the umpire.
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NEWS & NOTES
The New Member Clinics, Mechanics Clinic, Rules Clinics, Exams and Business Meetings are held at Gorham Middle School; 106 Weeks Road; Gorham, Maine.
Make sure that you un-block any dates for which you are now available. This time of year it is important that all umpires who can work games let the assignors know.
Even with 100 active members in WMBUA, we're stretched pretty thin on some days. Make sure the Assignors know you're available if you can work any given day.
SUMMER(ish) BUSINESS MEETING
When: May 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The WMBUA Executive Committee met on Sunday, June 13, 2021, to discuss the COVID-19 Umpiring Protocols that were established at the 2021 March Rules Clinic. Given the new CDC recommendations the Executive Committee is putting out the following guidance effective JUNE 20, 2021
: #1 - If you are assigned a game as the only umpire, you will position yourself behind the pitcher;
#2 - If you are assigned a game as the plate umpire and you have a partner, your position will be behind the catcher;
#3 - If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask when behind the catcher.
Some leagues may be using single umpires during their regular season games and then change to two-man during playoffs, the guidance for those games is the same as #2 above.
The assigners will try and partner a 1st or 2nd year umpire with a seasoned umpire, please use that time to perfect your umpiring skills.
On behalf of the Executive Committee a sincere thank-you for the flexibility you have shown during the pandemic. You have all demonstrated your commitment to the sport of baseball and more importantly made it possible for baseball to be played this year.
WMBUA 2021 Season Clinics
ALL members must attend one.
• April 25, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Deering Oaks, Portland
• May 2, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Thornton Academy, Saco
• May 23, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Windham High School, Windham
Single Umpire Mechanics
Working behind the Pitcher
1. where to stand.MP4
2. Normal working area.MP4
3. 1st and second fly ball to OF.MP4
4. 2nd and 3rd base hit.MP4
5. angle first base pick off.MP4
6. Base hit runner on second.MP4
8. Ground ball infield.MP4
9. hit and run.MP4
10. long fly ball left field line.MP4
11. runner stretching to double.MP4
12. signs to myself.MP4
13. slow roller first base.MP4
14. steal 2B.MP4
15. working area 1.MP4
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Anyone wishing to order equipment must send in their order form by March 21, 2021. The order will go in on March 22nd in order to be received for the start of the season.
The order for is available in two formats: