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  1. Today's Retro Teachable handles a sticky situation. The "pine tar" game was the confrontation heard around baseball: George Howard Brett was ejected seven times in his career in 2747 games as a player and Tim McClelland 76 as an umpire in 4,236 regular season games, but none sent shock waves... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. For the second year in a row, Jorge Teran captured the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League's Gualberto Acosta Award for Umpire of the Year. Teran, who previously served up an Atlantic League ejection in Somerset this September, following a Jim Evans Academy graduation and Minor League career up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. Saturday's Adelaide-Melbourne game in the Australian Baseball League produced four ejections of Bite and Aces personnel as HP Umpire Stewart Howe ejected Adelaide RF Michael Gettys and Pitching Coach Luke Prokopec in the 5th inning (both balls/strikes); Bite Manager Chris Adamson (HBP no-call) and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. In this eighth episode of The Plate Meeting, a LF Umpire Podcast from CloseCallSports.com, we interview 35-year MLB veteran crew chief Jerry Crawford about his career, father Shag & brother Joe, a few on-field fights and ejections, and ask him some of your questions. Between Jerry & Shag,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. Hi all, we have several Retro Teachable Moments lined up, but since we're releasing the Jerry Crawford podcast later this week, why not take a look back to Game 4 of the 1980 NLCS and a reversed double-to-triple catch/trap play involving an all-time great crew with HP Umpire Doug Harvey, Ed Vargo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. This time of year, I always think back fondly of my time at umpire school and cherish the moments with the great people I met. Before we get underway, let me dedicate this Teachable to the memory of Chris Kelley. I didn't know Chris, but when I heard about his suicide that rocked the umpire world,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. After setting an Australian Baseball League record by hitting two grand slams in one game against Geelong-Korea, Melbourne Aces DH Luke Hughes was ejected by 2B Umpire Greg Howard during an incident with the Korean bench in the 9th inning of an 8-1 ballgame. 2B Umpire Greg Howard ejected Aces DH... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. As 2018 draws to a close, we revisit this past season of umpiring with a UEFL Year in Review and a look at The Top 20 Umpire Ejections of 2018, featuring your votes from the 2018 year-end Awards Nominations. These Top 20 Ejections were selected from the 185 ejections that occurred during the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. A huge bench-clearing brawl during Wednesday night's Venezuelan Winter League Leones del Caracas-Tiburones de La Guaira game reminds us of MLB's half-hearted "Caribbean Baseball" association, ejections which we haven't featured as of late due primarily to lack of video. By contrast, the Australian... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. CloseCallSports.com announces its eighth Plate Meeting podcast episode with guest Jerry Crawford, a 35-year MLB umpire veteran with 4,371 regular season games, five Division Series, 12 LCS, and five World Series. Now's your chance to ask Jerry questions about his career and any of his 86 career... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. In this Retro Teachable, brought to you by Pro Umpire Camp (click on the link below for more info), we hearken and glance back to a rare playoff ejection involving a pitcher and a star one at that. At the time this umpire-pitcher interaction was one of the most controversial moments in sports. Lip... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. HP Umpire Stewart Howe ejected Geelong-Korea 2B Jong-Hyuk Lim (home plate collision/illegal contact; QOCU) in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Auckland Tuatara-Geelong-Korea game. With one out and two on (R1, R3), baserunner R3 Lim attempted to steal home on throw from Tuatara catcher Taka... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. After the National Football League fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 (one game fee for an NFL ump) for purportedly calling a player a derogatory name during a postgame argument, we recall Doug Eddings' different method of handling an abuse incident following a game in 2015. While the NFL... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. Before we begin today's Jerry Crawford ejection lesson, I'd like to welcome Pro Umpire Camp to the Close Call Sports family. They have joined us as a title sponsor to the Teachables! See their banner below. Today we look at two game management situations involving an all-time great, Jerry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. Benches cleared after a 9th inning go-ahead home run by Sydney Blue Sox batter Gift Ngoepe, who yelled at Sydney Bandits pitcher Loek Van Mil, who responded with a lewd gesture similar to that which Joe West ejected Jonathan Papelbon for in Philadelphia during the 2014 MLB season. With two out and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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