Last Updated: November 30, 2016
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2017 Presidents opening letter
Dear Fellow Umpires,
The Eastern Suffolk Baseball Umpires Association Executive Board wishes you and your family a wonderful Holiday and a safe Happy & Healthy New Year. Time is creeping up on us, soon we will be calling strikes and outs. The 2017 baseball season is just a couple of snow storms away.
This letter will provide you with much needed information for the start of the 2017 season. The Board is trying to cut down on some of the meetings, to try to make it a little easier for you to make your required amount of meetings. Just remember this requirement is set by New York State, as part of your NYS certification. For instance, on Monday February 27th at our interpretation meeting we will conduct two meetings, the interpretation and junior high rules. If you attend you will get credit for two meetings in the same night.
The Board is trying very hard to make it easier for you to meet your obligations, however, make it very clear, your obligation is to make your five meetings, and three of them are MANDATORY. I’m sure the word is out that some of our members have been fined for not attending required meetings. Failure to pay your fine puts you in the status of a member not in good standing and you will not get a schedule. We are aware that everyone is busy, but this is your responsibility. Please let’s work on this.
Thanks to Mike Puterio’s hard work the web site is running and up to date. The web site is used for communication, cancellations, date changes and general information etc., so log on to http://www.leaguelineup.com/esbua.
Our website also has ESBUA apparel you might be interested in for the holidays.
Below are the 2017 scheduled meeting dates:
(Meetings in bold are mandatory)
All meetings will be held at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. The start time is 7:30pm for all meetings except for the Election meeting that will begin at 7pm (Pizza Night); also the Dinner is considered a meeting.
Monday - January 23, 2017 Organizational
Monday - February 27, 2017 Interpretation, JH Rules (2 meetings)
Monday - March 8, 2017 Test (Proposed amendments submitted)
Monday - April 3, 2017 Junior High modified rules
Monday - May8, 2017 Playoff (Mandatory for all playoff umpires)
Tuesday - May 30, 2017 Elections (Proposed amendments voted on)
Monday - June 12, 2017 Dinner 6:30pm to 10:30pm Bellport CC
Note: Western Suffolk Baseball Umpires Association will be holding their NY State interpretation on Saturday February 4, 2017, at 4pm located at Hauppauge HS auditorium.
Your availability for the 2017 season is due by January 1, 2017. You must go to Section XI website (www.sectionxi.org) log on and complete all the information that is required. On our website (http://www.leaguelineup.com/esbua) there are step by step directions to assist you. Please get this done on time.
Pete Biscardi will be setting up our rookie umpire classes. The dates and location will be posted on our website.
If you know of anyone interested in becoming an ESBUA umpire, please contact Pete Biscardi at firstname.lastname@example.org, on his cell (631) 766-4605, or visit our website (http://www.leaguelineup.com/esbua) and fill out the form.
The ratings for the 2016 season can be found on our website.
The test this year will be given on line, more information will follow.
NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Fellow umpires this time of year I start thinking about baseball and umpiring. It’s also time to start thinking about your health. Try to get some walking in before the season starts. Remember we wear a lot of equipment, and to just start running around a baseball field puts a strain on your body. Check your uniforms, make sure they are in good shape. You only get one time to make a first impression.
I hope everyone has a great season and a lot of fun.
ESBUA now has a Fan Shop apparel store
Check the link at the bottom of the page for the ESBUA apparel you can buy through our store. ESBUA gets a percentage of all proceeds. Support your organization and look great throughout the year!!!
Weekend Procedures Update
Go to the weekend emergency procedures in the menu section.
New Section XI availability system
Section XI has implemented a new availability system, which will be discussed at the general membership meeting. Following is a quick overview from the Section website:
AVAILABILTIES - PLEASE READ:
3. PRINT OUT a copy of these instructions so that you can refer to them while you are completing your availability on-line.
4. Even if you have previously submitted your paper "Fall Availability Form", you must now complete and submit your availability electronically in order to be assigned this fall.
5. If you officiate more than one sport during the season, be aware that you will need to complete Steps 3 and 5 (as outlined in the Instructions) for EACH SPORT.