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  1. Manny Gonzalez took a baseball to the throat in Tampa Bay when a wild pitch bounced behind home plate and briefly wedged between Gonzalez's mask and neck before falling to the ground. Gonzalez is evaluated following the hit.With one out and one on (R1) in the top of the 8th inning of Wednesday's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. Angels 2B Brandon Phillips tried a sneaky double play in Anaheim before umpires invoked the intentional drop rule to prevent the would-be inning ending maneuver, albeit only after a brief consultation between 2B Umpire Mark Ripperger and 1B Umpire and Crew Chief Tom Hallion. Well, that's one way... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. A batted ball lined into a pitcher's jersey during Monday night's Dodgers-Phillies game, ruled a catch and out by HP Umpire Brian O'Nora proved most impressive, yet left one key question: what is the difference between a ball in the uniform and a legal catch? Pivetta's shirt catches Barnes' line... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. HP Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Padres pitcher Miguel Diaz (throwing at Rockies batter DJ LeMahieu; QOCU) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Padres-Rockies game. With one out and none on, Diaz gave up two singles and a three-run home run to Charlie Blackmon before throwing two fastballs inside to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Rays bench player Logan Morrison (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the Red Sox-Rays game. With one out and one on (R1), Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was called for a balk before Red Sox batter Rookie Betts took a 2-2 fastball from Cobb for a called... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. California League umpire Mike Rains is the 2017 Doug Harvey Award winner for Cal Lg Umpire of the Year. The award, given annually since 2010, honors the top umpire of the Single-A California League, which is the only league in Minor League Baseball to honor an umpire with a postseason award. Cal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. HP Umpire Ryan Additon ejected Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (substitution/batting out of order appeal denial; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Marlins game. With one out, Brewers batter Manny Piña, batting seventh, singled to center, before Mattingly appealed to Additon that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre concluded the Detroit Tigers did not intend to hit umpire Quinn Wolcott with a pitch on Wednesday two batters after Wolcott ejected Tigers catcher Brian McCann and Manager Brad Ausmus. Yet, that isn't the point. Related Post: MLB Ejections 172-173 -... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. HP Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Cubs pitcher John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 5th inning of the Cardinals-Cubs game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Cardinals batter Carlos Martinez took a 2-2 cutter from Lackey for a called third ball before... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Less than a month after being honored in LA, the last surviving Negro Leagues Umpire, Bob Motley, has died. A legendary fixture in the national baseball and umpiring communities, Motley was 94. Bob Motley and Don Newcombe, August 2017.Motley served with the first-ever black Marine regiment, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. A crew that knows and communicates situations such as infield fly and time plays crisply stays a step ahead of the game and its fans. A momentary lapse in concentration or communication, however, can render confusion on the base paths. In order to make sure all umpires are on the same page, "each... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. Quinn Wolcott's ejection of two Tigers has led to speculation that Detroit threw at the umpire in retaliation. Did they? Or was Wednesday's occurrence a sequence of unfortunate coincidence? New comments from Detroit Manager Brad Ausmus and catcher John Hicks on Thursday prove factually inaccurate,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. HP Umpire Vic Carapazza ejected Mariners 2B Robinson Cano (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 7th inning of the Mariners-Rangers game. With none out and two on (R2, R3), Cano attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 slider from Mariners pitcher Jake Diekman, ruled a swinging third strike... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. Farmer himself was at +0 (1 called strike out of zone, one called ball in zone) through three innings. Clevenger was also +0 (also 1 and 1) at that point.
  15. HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (ball four call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Pirates-Brewers game. With one out and one on (R1), Brewers batter Neil Walker took a 3-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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