Register or Sign In to remove these ads

Gil

Members
  • Content count

    185
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    3

Gil last won the day on February 7 2016

Gil had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

281 Good

About Gil

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.closecallsports.com

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling

More information about you

  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
    Other (explain below)

Recent Profile Visitors

9,777 profile views
  1. HP Umpire Lance Barrett misheard Paul Molitor's double switch request, causing a substitution Rule 5.10 delay in LA during Tuesday night's Twins-Dodgers game—with an odd resolution that involved the umpires ordering a player on the bench back onto the field while prohibiting Minnesota from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. HP Umpire Lance Barksdale ejected Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (called third strike; QOCN) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the White Sox-Cubs game. With one out and one on (R2), Bryant took a 2-2 fastball from White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodón for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Chris Conroy ejected Giants Manager Bruce Bochy (ball two call; QOCY) in the top of the 2nd inning of the Pirates-Giants game. With two out and two on, Pirates batter Andrew McCutchen took a 1-0 curveball from Giants pitcher Matt Cain for a called ball before hitting a home run on an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Carlos Torres. Name: Carlos Torres Nuldis Date of Birth: September 14, 1978 Place of Birth: Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela MiLB Leagues Worked: Gulf Coast, New York-Penn, South Atlantic, Carolina, Southern, International. MLB Debut: July 17, 2015... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. It comes from the popular basketball phrase, "hand is part of the ball" and is an attempt to translate a similar action to baseball. The play happens fairly often in basketball, but relatively seldom in baseball, so the basketball rule prevails in the public lexicon such that when a similar baseball play occurs, the colloquialism is fairly automatic. Further complicating the ruling is the dead ball strike aspect of the play, which has the same result as an ordinary foul ball with a zero- or one-strike count. Since statistically two-thirds of pitch-hits-hand plays will occur with less than two strikes, simply seeing a "Time" mechanic followed by a strike added to the count suggests that a much more common event, a foul ball, has taken place. http://www.closecallsports.com/2013/12/close-call-of-week-hand-part-of.html
  6. (Hypothetical situation where it matters): Runners at the corners, ball four bounces, R3 attempts to steal home and BR/F2 tangle. Shouldn't change your answer all that much though.
  7. HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Red Sox Manager John Farrell (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Red Sox-Angels game. With two out and none on, Red Sox batter Dustin Pedroia took a 1-2 fastball from Angels pitcher JC Ramirez for a called third strike. Replays indicate the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. Taking a line drive off the mid-section at third base, Marvin Hudson became the second field umpire in as many days to suffer the fate of meeting a batted ball's journey down the foul line. 3B Umpire Marvin Hudson is hit by a ball.With none out and none on in the top of the 3rd inning of Friday's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. Tony Randazzo's hat received a line drive's glancing blow while umpiring first base Seattle. 1B Umpire Randazzo jumps out of the way.With none out and none on in the top of the 5th inning of Thursday's Yankees-Mariners game, Yankees batter Didi Gregorius hit a foul ball down the right field line,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Umpire Appreciation Night: Utopian officiating fantasy or 2017 reality? The Charleston RiverDogs Minor League Baseball team will bring the promotion to the ballpark on Saturday, July 22, complete with a limited edition umpire "bobble-wrist" figurine giveaway to the first 1,000 fans. Presented by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Is Dan Bellino secretly Batman? Spotted wearing a Batman logo t-shirt underneath his black umpire uniform polo in Houston this week, Bellino's potential superhero allegiance adds another wrinkle to the age-old question of what to wear underneath an officiating uniform shirt. Look closely: Dan... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Mariners Pitching Coach Mel Stottlemyer Jr. (balls/strikes) in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Mariners-Astros game. With one out and none on, Mariners batter Alex Bregman took a 3-1 fastball from Mariners pitcher Sam Gaviglio for a called fourth ball. Replays... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Rays Manager Kevin Cash (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With none out and one on (R1), Rays batter Steven Souza Jr. took a 3-2 fastball from A's pitcher Chris Smith for a called third strike as Rays baserunner R1 Peter... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski ejected Brewers 3B Travis Shaw and Manager Craig Counsell (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Pirates game. With none out and none on, Shaw took a 3-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher Daniel Hudson for a called third strike. Replays indicate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. What are fill-in umpires up to when not working MLB games? Minor league ejections, naturally... Ryan Additon ejects Moncada for helmet toss.Though ejections are one of many aspects of umpiring that the fill-in class hones down on the farm, they are illustrative of what to expect at the next... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article