One Canuck headed to WBC final: ump Trevor Grieve

Umpire Trevor Grieve (Oshawa, Ont.) is heading to Los Angeles to work the semi final and final of the World Blaseball Classi after doing the same four years ago at AT&T Park.

Umpire Trevor Grieve (Oshawa, Ont.) is heading to Los Angeles to work the semi final and final of the World Blaseball Classi after doing the same four years ago at AT&T Park.

March 15, 2017


Grieve selected to work World Baseball Classic Finals

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

OTTAWA - Trevor Grieve is heading to Los Angeles.

The Canadian umpire and Oshawa, Ontario native has been selected from a pool of umpires to work the final round of the World Baseball Classic at historic Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles from March 20-22.

Grieve was assigned to work the Tokyo pool in the second round that featured host Japan, Netherlands, Israel and Cuba where he impressed officials who have since invited the Oshawa native to the event’s final round.

Grieve, the lone Canadian umpire in the WBC, is no stranger to the big stage as he was among a group of umpires to work the final round at the 2013 WBC in San Francisco, while he also worked a WBC Qualifier in 2012.

An umpire with over 25 years experience, Grieve is active in Baseball Canada’s National Umpires program as both an instructor and a supervisor at provincial and national championships.

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.