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by | Jul 1, 2024

North Bay umpires Dave Saad and Lui Ricci join Dave Dale on the Small Town Times podcast to talk baseball.

A video capturing a desperate attempt to steal home to tie the NDA high school championship game on June 14 provides a chance to talk about the sport, including how it’s healthy and growing in North Bay with a strong base plus senior loops… just as girls fastball has been strong. But all the diamond users are facing the same constraint: more umpires are needed.

The action clip attracted a lot of attention, pushing the video to nearly 700 views in its first week, but the rest of the interview is pretty cool as well with both umpires sharing memories of their early days behind the plate and some of the stars and strong teams they saw playing in a variety of parks in the Gateway of the North.

Dave Dale
Dave Dale

Writer, photographer and proud father. My mom’s family is from the Soo with its Algoma Highlands, dad hailed from Cobden in the Ottawa Valley and I spent my teen years in Capreol. Summers were at the beach on the Vermillion River and winters at ‘The Rink.’ Born in East York but Toronto never was my thing. Ever since a kid looking out the window on long trips, I imagined living on the highway in a little house with a big yard and trees growing all around me.

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