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  1. The following four minor league umpires officiated Saturday's Arizona Fall League Championship Game at Scottsdale Stadium. The AFL staff includes 12 officials from Triple-A Baseball's International (IL) and Pacific Coast (PCL) Leagues. Related Post: 2017 Arizona Fall League Umpire... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. Paul Emmel wins the Most Declining Umpire Award for 2017. This award was not given from 2011-2016. Voting Results (Top 3): Emmel (10.5%), Joe West (8.6%), Kerwin Danley/Jerry Layne (T-7.6%). Award Winner: Paul Emmel.Paul Emmel is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 most declining umpire of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. The Rules Summit ballot is now open. Of interest here are Props 4-4-h and 4-4-i, "Modification of Declining Umpire Award" and "Elimination of Worst Umpire Award." You may vote via this link: http://www.closecallsports.com/2017/11/2017-uefl-rules-summit-ballot-and-voting.html
  4. Voting is now open for the 2017 UEFL Rules Summit. Visit the Discussion thread for a detailed look at the various proposals and items up for consideration in this year's ballot. Each measure up for vote is listed in the following ballot, including descriptions. Upon Commissioner approval, all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. Speaking at an owner's meeting, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated pace of play rules changes are coming in 2018, with or without support from the player's association, though he prefers MLBPA's sign-off. MiLB's pitch clock is coming.The Arizona Fall League is presently testing several pace of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. Mark Wegner is the UEFL's (Best) Umpire of the Year for 2017 [2016: Chris Guccione]. Voting Results (Top 5): Wegner (34.2%), Alfonso Marquez (7.0%), Jim Reynolds (6.1%), Chad Fairchild (5.3%), Ted Barrett/Laz Diaz/Hunter Wendelstedt (3.5%). Award Winner: Mark Wegner.Mark Wegner wins the UEFL... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League announces its 2017 UEFL Rules Summit, our annual forum for discussion of controversial issues which may have surfaced during the past season, setting forth a framework for rectifying these issues by amending the existing UEFL Rules Book ahead of the 2018 UEFL... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. With UEFL awards season now complete, it is time to unveil the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's Final Standings for 2017, as well as the Perfect Crew. This year's "Perfect Score" was 112 while the lowest score possible was -39, a spread of 151 points. 2017 Perfect Crew (Highest Scoring Crew):... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. Gerry Davis had the Best Ejection of the Year for 2017 [2016: Joe West & Bob Davidson]. Voting Results (Top 4): Davis-109 (56%); Bellino-FAN/Cuzzi-117/Kulpa-001/Little-WBC6 (4%). Award Winner: Gerry Davis.In MLB Ejections 109-110 - Gerry Davis (1-2; Beltre, Banister), 2B Umpire Gerry Davis... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Cory Blaser & Chad Fairchild are 2017's Promising Umpires of the Year [2016: Holbrook & Porter]. Voting (Top 5): Blaser (12.9%), Fairchild (11.6%), Quinn Wolcott/John Tumpane (8.9%), Adam Hamari (7%). Cory Blaser & Chad Fairchild are the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 Promising... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. John Tumpane is 2017's Honorable Umpire of the Year [2016: Rob Drake & John Hirschbeck]. Voting Results (Top 5): Tumpane (37.4%), Phil Cuzzi (9.2%), Ted Barrett/Drake (6.5%), Bill Welke (5.2%). John Tumpane is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 Honorable Umpire of the Year. Award... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. Ted Barrett wins the UEFL's 2017 Crew Chief of the Year Award [2016 Winner: Ted Barrett]. Voting Results (Top 3): Ted Barrett (24.5%), Joe West (16%), Mike Winters (12.3%). Award Winner: Ted Barrett.Ted Barrett is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 Crew Chief of the Year, which marks his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. Stu Scheurwater wins UEFL's 2017 Fill-In Umpire of the Year Award [2016 Winner: Adam Hamari]. Voting Results (Top 3): Scheurwater (48.2%), Ryan Blakney (13.6%), Chris Segal (8.2%). Award Winner: Stu Scheurwater.Stu Scheurwater is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 Fill-In Umpire of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. Marty Foster wins the Most Improved Umpire Award for 2017. [2016 Winner: Angel Hernandez.] Voting Results (Top 3): Marty Foster (37.1%), Phil Cuzzi/Dan Iassogna (5.2%). Award Winner: Marty Foster.Marty Foster is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 most improved umpire of the year. In his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. As has been practice for years, changes to the UEFL Rules, including Awards, are effected through the year-end Rules Summit. Feel free to propose the elimination of these two negative Awards. Note, however, that the Most Declining Umpire of the Year Award, for instance, was added to the Award list during the 2016 Rules Summit with over 75% of the vote in favor of adoption.
  16. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League announces its postseason awards schedule, beginning with the Worst Umpire of the Year, below, and continuing with Most Declining, Most Improved, Fill-In, Crew Chief, Honorable, Promising, Ejection(s) of the Year and concluding with Umpire of the Year. 127 total... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  17. The Arizona Fall League selected four Minor League umpires to officiate Saturday's Fall Stars Game, played at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The AFL umpiring staff is composed of 12 umpires from the International (IL) and Pacific Coast (PCL) Leagues. Related Post: 2017 Arizona Fall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  18. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League prepares to distribute Postseason Awards to eligible umpires* who, during the past season, have demonstrated significant performances to fit the terms of one of these awards (UEFL Rule 4-4). The process begins with nominations and voting. a. Umpire of the Year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  19. My thoughts on the 2017 World Series

    156/159 Balls + 67/79 Strikes = 223/238 = 93.7%. +1 LA.
  20. Thanks, though I missed a golden opportunity to go: Altuve, B, C, Diaz.
  21. After Astros pitcher Chris Devenski's errant pickoff throw struck 2B Umpire Laz Diaz, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts fielded a reporter's question concerning the incident during his postgame press conference, conceding that, "Laz was in the right position," before graciously concluding with a smile,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  22. MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre said NLDS Umpire Jerry Layne mistakenly no-called a backswing contact/follow-through "interference" play in Washington earlier this month, concluding that the rule should have superseded umpire Layne's on-field judgment. You can read our full recap and analysis... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  23. The UEFL's 2017 World Series discussion is now open. Home plate umpire performance is listed following the completion of each contest according to pitch f/x and UEFL Rules 6-2-b-a (horizontal bound, "Kulpa Rule") and 6-2-b-b (vertical strike zone, "Miller Rule"). New: 2017 Review Affirmation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  24. The 2017 World Series umpire roster is now available, listed by crew assignment. The Replay Official for the LCS and World Series serves in MLBAM's New York-based Replay Operations Center for Games One and Two of the series, before joining the on-field crew for Games Three through Seven. The home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  25. RF Umpire Mike Winters ejected Cubs Manager Joe Maddon (foul ball call by HP Umpire Jim Wolf; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the Dodgers-Cubs game. With one out and one on (R1), Dodgers batter Curtis Granderson attempted to strike a 2-2 knuckle-curve from Cubs pitcher Wade Davis, originally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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