Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019 UMPS CARE Online Action Live on MLB

Major League Baseball hosts the 11th annual online @UmpsCare Charities auction, running through Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10 PM Eastern. As in years past, the UMPS CARE auction provides unique experiences, signed memorabilia, apparel, and more with the goal of fundraising for UMPS CARE Charities' Build-A-Bear children's hospital events, on-field opportunities such as Blue for Kids, and college scholarships.

This year's Umpire Gift Baskets were donated by Chad Fairchild, Ted Barrett, and Cory Blaser.

The Chad Fairchild basket features several Ohio State University items and several MLB-branded items as well, including a blue long-sleeve plate shirt, hats, and a few 2018 World Series items.

The Ted Barrett basket also contains 2018 World Series memorabilia, mini boxing gloves, Calling for Christ wristbands, and a toy motorcycle.

The Cory Blaser basket comes with 2018 All-Star Game and 2017 World Baseball Classic items, a few MLB umpire shirts, and a few items for the outdoors.

Even The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring—which features a chapter entitled "A History of Umpire Ejections by Gil Imber"—is up for bids, as is an apparel package from the NHL Officials Association.

And then there's this bobblehead....

Click here to visit MLB's UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction website | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Here's Joe West talking about the Umps Care Charities auction from 2018.


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