Tag Archives: UMPS CARE

MLB Umpires Team with Fredbird at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

September 2, 2011


It is only a short 15 minute drive along I-64 from Busch Stadium home of the St. Louis Cardinals, but it might as well be 15,000 miles. The pediatric oncology wing of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, looks strikingly similar to hospital wings across the country. Walking these halls, much like the innocent, young children [...]

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MLB Umpires Visit Kansas City Children’s Hospital

July 14, 2011


A great video from the Kansas City Royals pregame report on MLB umpires, Jeff Kellogg, Tim Timmons, Mark Carlson and Eric Cooper visiting the Children’s Mercy Hospital as part of UMPS CARE Charities, Blue for Kids Hospital program.

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Major League Umpires Visit Children at Cleveland Hospital

June 21, 2011


In the game of life, it’s not just about balls and strikes. That’s why baseball’s men in blue have teamed up with Bristol-Myers Squibb to give back to Major League Baseball communities. The BLUE for Kids children’s hospital program brings a crew of Major League umpires to the bedside of children with life-threatening illnesses. And [...]

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UMPS CARE Charities and a Young Man’s Dream

May 6, 2011


Beginning this month we began welcoming guests at MLB ballparks across the country as part of our Blue Crew Umpire Ticket Program.  Below is a previous post written about Eric from South Florida who was awaiting adoption and experienced his first MLB baseball game through our unique program. The Alaska Airlines 737 lifts off the [...]

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Umpire Gary Darling Makes the Perfect Call

May 3, 2011


Awaiting my flight to the next city, I was greeted by a post in my inbox from an attendee of a recent Washington National’s game. This particular game was dedicated to our men and women in the Armed Forces and all of those who have served our great Country. It was written by a Craig [...]

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One Child and a Teddy Bear

April 16, 2011


As a ray of early morning light gleams through the tiny window, his eyes slowly begin to open. For a split second, he is in his bedroom. He can hear the muffled sounds of his family preparing for the day in the kitchen downstairs. He can still feel the warmth and safety from the thick [...]

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Seize the Opportunity

September 20, 2010


Nearly 3500 students will descend on the lush, green campus of Mercyhurst College situated on a picturesque hillside overlooking the small town of Erie, Pennsylvania. The students of this small, Catholic University will certainly become familiar with the school’s well known mantra: carpe diem.  The school’s expectation is that its students will embrace this latin [...]

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From the Air: A Young Man’s Dream

May 24, 2010

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The Alaska Airlines 737 lifts off the ground from SeaTac International Airport and makes its way through 14,000 feet. On this brilliantly crisp, clear late afternoon day, the majestic Mt. Rainier rises through the soft, billowing clouds that are clinging tightly to the base like that of a young child to a mother. Sunday evening [...]

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