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  1. HP Umpire Cory Blaser ejected Cubs Hitting Coach Chili Davis and Assistant Hitting Coach Andy Haines (Unsportmanlike-NEC/warnings & ejection no-calls; QOCU) in the top of the 1st inning of the Cubs-Rockies game. With two out and none on, Bryant took a 1-2 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
  2. Three innings before Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea celebrated the first no-hitter of 2018, HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt and crewmates Adrian Johnson, Tripp Gibson, and Brian Gorman convened about a potential out-of-the-base-path call at first after Red Sox batter-runner Andrew Benintendi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt called Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea's no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox, the first of 2018. Wendelstedt was joined for Saturday's game at the Oakland Coliseum by 1B Umpire Adrian Johnson, 2B Umpire Tripp Gibson, and 3B Umpire Brian Gorman (crew chief). This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. An umpiring crew in Detroit took on a World Baseball Classic quality Friday night, bringing together umpires from several countries to officiate one MLB regular season game. Torres, De Jesus, Ortiz & Danley. H/T: @MRTeevs (MLB PR VP Mike Teevan).Umpire Crew, Kansas City vs Detroit,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. The 10th annual @UmpsCare Charities Online Auction is underway on MLB.com, and back are the popular "Lunch with an Ump" experiences, umpire gift boxes, tickets and suites, and signed memorabilia. UMPS CARE was founded by MLB Umpires. 334 items are up for bids in this year's UMPS CARE Charities... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. Jerry Layne left Thursday's assignment at Angel Stadium of Anaheim after a fouled-off fastball struck him in the unpadded upper right arm. In the bottom of the 1st inning of the Red Sox-Angels game, Angels batter Mike Trout fouled off a 93.4-mph 0-2 fastball from Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. For all the times we have discussed Official Baseball Rule 5.09(b)(2) regarding abandonment, rarely does such a play occur. Thursday's game at Safeco Field turned the tide, as 1B Umpire Brian Gorman ruled Astros batter-runner Evan Gattis out after he started for the dugout, apparently unaware of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. Sunday's American Athletic Conference game started with three umpires and ended with two not due to injury or illness, but because an umpire had to catch a flight out of town. Bob Emslie left a game early to catch a train.Moments earlier, 3B Umpire Matthew Hensel had ejected Tulane Green Wave... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. HP Umpire Vic Carapazza ejected Angels DH Albert Pujols (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Red Sox-Angels game. With two out and one on (R1), Pujols took a 1-2 fastball from Red Sox pitcher David Price for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. MLB appointed the following umpires to officiate the 2018 Puerto Rico series between Cleveland and Minnesota at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan. Umpire Roberto Ortiz is a PR native.Game 1 Assignments HP: Cory Blaser. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Gary Cederstrom -cc. 3B: Roberto Ortiz. Ortiz, who made his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Umpire Jansen Visconti makes his MLB debut during Tuesday's Royals-Blue Jays doubleheader in Toronto, joining Jerry Meals' crew as the first base umpire alongside HP Umpire Ed Hickox, 2B Umpire Ron Kulpa, and 3B Umpire Gabe Morales for Game 1, and as the third base umpire for Game 2. Umpire Jansen... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. Batted ball vs non- batted ball

    For your play, (while running to third base, the runner from second collides with the shortstop, who is attempting to catch a loose ball, which is either a batted or thrown ball). Generally, this is: Interference if the loose ball is a batted ball AND the shortstop is the fielder deemed to be the one entitled to field it (aka "protected"); Obstruction if the loose ball is not a batted ball or if the loose ball is a batted ball AND the shortstop is not protected. Illustration of interference: Rules Review - Running into the Wrong Fielder Capstone Case Play regarding obstruction vs interference: Solution for Case Play 2014-4: Batter-Runner Obstruction
  13. Welcome to Replay Rewind, a look back at some notable video reviews in baseball. In this inaugural edition, Arizona loses a home run due to a base-running blunder and Cincinnati earns a two-base bunt. Marrero briefly runs past the entirety of Avila.R-111 (Passing Runners; Overturned): Saturday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Brewers Manager Craig Counsell (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 5th inning of the Brewers-Mets game. With one out and one on (R2), Bandy took a 3-2 sinker from Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard for a called third strike, the only called strike of the at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. Strange things happening in ARI @ LAD

    They can review the possibility that a pitched ball touched the batter, but cannot review whether the pitch struck the bat vs whether it struck nothing if there is no potential for a HBP. If skip wanted a review, he'd have to ask them to review based on the potential for a HBP, not based on the potential for it hitting nothing. Yes, there's an article & table on this: MLB Admits Error on Swinging HBP Strike Non-Review
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