Mourning an Umpiring Great

Alberta’s baseball community is mourning the loss of one of the sport’s best umpires.

Mitch Ball – a beloved family man and a highly-respected ump in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) – passed away Saturday morning at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, due to COVID-19 complications.

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Box Score Beauties

“Play ball!”

It’s back. Spring training for Major League Baseball (MLB) has cranked up again and college baseball south of the border is in full swing.

It feels really good to type those words. And to show some love to those from our province taking part, we wanted to highlight some of their accomplishments.

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Love Letters to Baseball

Over the last year, we have asked a simple question of our guests on Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

“What does the game of baseball mean to you?”

It has resulted in some of the most heartfelt, genuine answers, which we wanted to gather together in one place as we celebrate the game of baseball.

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Hawkish Move

The gloves are off.

And we’re not talking about the ones that catch baseballs.

With the recent announcement that the Edmonton Riverhawks will join the West Coast League (WCL) in 2021, that summer collegiate circuit has staked a claim in the heart of Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) territory with its 15th franchise.

It’s a move that has raised eyebrows and, in some circles, ire.

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