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  1. A Minor League Baseball batter strikes out after half-heartedly swinging at a pitch slowly rolling toward the foul line that he cannot reach from his position in the batter's box—is this the correct call? Umpire Sharshel rules Fuentes has struck out.The Play: With two out and none on in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Royals 1B Eric Hosmer & Manager Ned Yost (check swing call by 3B Umpire David Rackley) in the top of the 1st inning of the Royals-Indians game. With none out and two on (R1, R2), Hosmer attempted to check his swing on a 1-2 slider from Twins pitcher Danny Salazar.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Will Little ejected A's 2B Jed Lowrie (strike three call) and Manager Bob Melvin (strike three call) in the top of the 8th inning of the Athletics-Yankees game. With none out and none on, Lowrie took a 2-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Tyler Clippard for a called third strike. Replays... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. Umpire John Libka makes his MLB debut during Saturday's Tigers-White Sox game in Chicago, joining Tom Hallion's crew for two games of the DET-CWS doubleheader, serving as first base umpire alongside HP Umpire Nic Lentz, 2B Umpire Tom Hallion, and 3B Umpire Phil Cuzzi for Game 1, and as third base... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. HP Umpire Jim Reynolds ejected Brewers Manager Craig Counsell (Replay Review; upheld out call) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Diamondbacks-Brewers game. With two out and two on (R1, R3), Brewers baserunner R3 Eric Thames attempted to score on a curveball in the dirt from Diamondbacks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. NCAA 5-8-d (New for 2017): "Note: When the winning run is scored in the last half-inning of a regulation game, or in the last half-inning of an extra inning, as the result of a base on balls, hit batter or any other play with the bases full which forces the batter and all other runners to advance without liability of being put out, the umpire shall not declare the game ended until the runner forced to advance from third has touched home plate and the batter-runner has touched first base."
  7. Despite on-field umpires accepting Boston's challenge of a hit-by-pitch during a swinging strike no-call, a Replay Official failed to review the play, leading MLB to issue a rare statement purporting that its replay staff made a mistake by not reviewing the call. Unfortunately, this is not the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. HP Umpire Adam Hamari ejected Marlins Manager Brian Snitker (strike three call) in the top of the 6th inning of the Mariners-Nationals game. With none out and one on (R1), Mariners batter Guillermo Heredia took a 2-2 changeup from Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez for a called third strike. Replays... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. Jeff Nelson's runner lane interference call on Chicago Cubs batter Jayson Heyward put an out on the board for San Francisco while simultaneously sending a Cubs baserunner back to second base from home plate, as the friendly confines encountered a little animosity in the wake of one of baseball's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Over a month has passed since Dale Scott sustained a game-ending head injury and concussion as plate umpire in Toronto on April 14, 2017, and the long-time veteran has remained off the field ever since.* Dale Scott has suffered multiple recent injuries.April's was Scott's second game-ending head... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. HP Umpire Nic Lentz ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (out of base path call) in the top of the 1st inning of the Pirates-Braves game. With two out and two on (R1, R3), Pirates batter John Jaso hit a 1-2 knuckleball from Braves pitcher RA Dickey on the ground to catcher Kurt Suzuki, who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. We have a logical conundrum: video is prohibited, but video evidence is all that would suggest a base touch (weak as it may be)...but GHSA made it clear that they overturned the call as a matter of judgment, not of rule interpretation or violation. Furthermore, it is NFHS Rule 10-1-5 that states, "The use of videotape or equipment by game officials for the purpose of making calls or rendering decisions is prohibited," and Rule 4-5 that states, "It is optional on the part of a state association as to whether protests are permitted. When allowed, protests are permitted regarding rules one through nine only." Again, such use of equipment (Rule 10-1-5) is not subject to protest, assuming of course, that GHSA allows protests. But regardless of the use of technology (cell phone or otherwise), what blows the entire case out of the water is the Board of Trustees president stating, on the record—boasting even—that his group has "set a precedent" in overturning a judgment call that he described as "wrong" or a "bad call."
  13. On a lighter note, Yankees Manager Joe Girardi finally cleaned home plate after covering its Floridian cousin with dirt during a post-ejection tantrum on Saturday. Veteran Crew Chief Jerry Layne called Girardi out of his dugout during Monday night's pre-game plate meeting at Yankee Stadium, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. In a throw-back to days before instant replay, Joe West helped Hunter Wendelstedt reverse the latter's "safe" call on the bases without going to New York. Wendelstedt, alongside West, reverses his call.The sequence began in the top of the 2nd inning of Monday's Angels-Rays game, when Angels... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. Solved: You get the ejected manager to clean the plate off the next time you see him. http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2017/05/23/1417374683/1495498063094/asset_1200K.mp4