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  1. MLB continues its free one-day Umpire Clinic tour on Saturday, May 25 at Nashville's First Tennessee Park, home of the Sounds minor league team. The Major League Baseball Umpire Camps program has offered one-day clinics for 13 years, doling out invites and scholarships, with some 150 MLB Umpire... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. 3B Umpire Fieldin Culbreth ejected Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire (Replay Review decision that overturned Culbreth's drop [safe] call to a catch [out]; QOCY) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Marlins-Tigers game. With one out and two on (R1, R3), Tigers batter Ronny Rodriguez hit a 1-0 slider... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (Replay Review decision that upheld 1B Umpire Tom Hallion's out call; QOCN-c) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Rockies-Pirates game. With one out and none on, Pirates batter Jake Elmore hit a 3-1 fastball from Rockies pitcher German... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon dropped his protest filed Saturday night concerning Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle's toe-tap delivery. As we wrote at the time, Chicago's protest was doomed to fail, for Maddon's assertion that HP Umpire Sam Holbrook's judgment call that Doolittle's move was not a "second... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. HP Umpire Jeremie Rehak ejected Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 4th inning of the Cardinals-Rangers game. With none out and none on, Cardinals batter Dexter Fowler took a 3-2 fastball from Rangers pitcher Drew Smyly 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
  6. HP Umpire Brian O'Nora ejected Brewers Manager Craig Counsell (fair/contact with batter foul ball no call) in the top of the 5th inning of the Brewers-Braves game. With one out and none on, Brewers batter Orlando Arcia hit a 0-1 fastball from Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz on the ground toward... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's Cubs-Nationals game, asserting HP Umpire Sam Holbrook's crew failed to apply Official Baseball Rule 5.07(a) Comment to Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle, alleging that Doolittle took a prohibited second step during his delivery, and that the umpires... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Giants Manager Bruce Bochy (check swing HBP/no attempt to bunt call by 3B Umpire Eric Cooper) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Giants-Diamondbacks game. With none out and two on (R1, R2), Diamondbacks batter Jarrod Dyson squared to bunt, then moved the bat as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. As minor league players find new ways to showboat, umpires must be attentive to teams' tendencies to enforce the so-called unwritten rules of baseball. For MiLB Umpire Dillon Wilson, Royce Lewis of Minnesota's Fort Myers Miracle affiliate in Class A-Advanced demonstrated the latest taunt by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. HP Umpire Manny Gonzalez left Thursday's Cardinals-Braves game in Atlanta in the top of the 5th inning due to the stomach flu, according to the local broadcast. Following the Braves' bottom of the fourth, Gonzalez left the field as 1B Umpire Jim Wolf exited to change into his plate gear, resulting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Umpires twice changed a call on a bunt attempt during a Padres-Rockies game as HP Umpire Brian O'Nora's original dead ball strike ruling that Rockies batter Garrett Hampson offered at a pitch that hit him was affirmed by Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg after an initial reversal to a HBP award in a rare... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. HP Umpire Scott Barry ejected Padres bench player/2B Ian Kinsler (strike two call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Padres-Dodgers game. With one out and none on, Padres batter Ty France took a 0-1 fastball from Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda for a called second strike. Replays indicate the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. Red Sox batter Michael Chavis' home run over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park Tuesday night resulted in a "call stands" outcome, upholding 3B Umpire David Rackley's HR call in favor of Boston following a Rockies-requested Replay Review. We received an Ask the UEFL question about the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. In the wake of MLB's Carter Capps delivery rule, Chief Fieldin Culbreth's crew initiated a Replay Review Monday in Seattle regarding Mariners relief pitcher Cory Gearrin's motion in the 7th inning, supporting HP Umpire DJ Reyburn's initial assertion of an illegal pitching move as a result of a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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