08/10/2010 3:34 PM
Article By: John Garner Jr.
It’s been quite a summer for Michael Sadowski. He umpired behind home plate at the Cape League All-Star Game at Fenway Park and last week received the 7th annual Curly Clement Award, presented for officiating excellence and contributions over the years to umpiring in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The Clement Award was presented to Sadowski last Friday during the first game of the CCBL East Division playoffs between Brewster and Yarmouth-Dennis by Paul Galop, CCBL Commissioner, Sol Yas, CCBL deputy commissioner and umpire-in-chief, and Nick Zibelli, president of the CBUAO.
“Look up ‘laid-back’ in the dictionary and you’ll see Mike Sadowski's picture,” Yas said. “But don't let that fool you. Mike's been one of the best umpires in the league for many years. He's a terrific umpire who’s in control at all times. Whenever I see his name on the assignment list for a game, I know we're in good hands".