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  1. 1B Umpire Jansen Visconti ejected Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons (safe call at first base; QOCN) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game. With one out and the bases loaded, Yankees batter Greg Bird hit a 1-1 slider from Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza on the ground to first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. Rarer than a perfect game, a walk-off balk plagued Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Dylan Floro in Seattle Saturday night, handing the Mariners a 5-4 extra inning win as baserunner R3 Cameron Maybin scored on Floro's botched step-off and illegal move from the rubber. Rare? Seattle's was only the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Cory Blaser ejected Brewers Manager Craig Counsell (warnings) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Brewers-Cardinals game. With two out and none on, Cardinals batter Tyler O'Neill took a first-pitch fastball from Brewers pitcher Wade Miley inside for a called first ball, resulting in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. Friday's Replay Review that upheld umpires' home run and fan interference no-call in San Diego upset Arizona after video conclusively indicated that Diamondbacks left fielder Jon Jay's glove made contact with a Padres fan's beer during Eric Hosmer's solo-HR in the bottom of the 5th inning. Did a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. The trigger was slow...until it mattered, when Hoye was lighting quick such that the player was still facing the umpire at the time of ejection. Every other D'Back on the field was walking away with backs turned -- except for the ejected individual.
  6. HP Umpire James Hoye ejected Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Diamondbacks-Padres game. With none out and two on (R2, R3), Ahmed took a 2-2 sinker from Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. HP Umpire Ben May ejected Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 4th inning of the Marlins-Nationals game. With two out and one on (R2), Marlins batter Derek Dietrich took a 3-2 cutter from Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer for a called third strike. Replays indicate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. We've seen home plate umpires snare discarded catcher's masks on foul balls in the past, so when we saw HP Umpire Manny Gonzalez caught Tigers hitter Nicholas Castellanos' bat out of the air during a celebratory flip on Thursday in Minnesota, it seemed a natural extension of the modern athletic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. Announcing Episode 3 of The Plate Meeting, a LF Umpire Podcast from CloseCallSports.com, which will debut Monday. Tmac & Gil are joined by Brian Hertzog, former MiLB umpire and CEO of Official Business, who talks his career, release & life after Minor League Baseball, and the topic of game... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. A botched pickoff attempt and balk call against Toronto in Kansas City turned into a seven-minute delay as 2B Umpire and acting Chief Marvin Hudson consulted Replay Review for a rules check, affirming the crew's original ruling to award Royals baserunner Rosell Herra second base on Blue Jays... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Welcome back to Commentary Critique, where we respond to a broadcaster's statement about the rules of baseball with book-supported analysis. In this edition, we listen to YES Network's summation about a runner's missed base during Thursday's Rays-Yankees game. Appeal failure leads to Pham's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. 3B Umpire Paul Nauert ejected Braves Manager Brian Snitker (fighting) and HP Umpire Chad Fairchild ejected Marlins pitcher Jose Ureña (throwing at Braves batter Ronald Acuña resulting in injury; QOCU) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Marlins-Braves game. With none out and none on, Ureña's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. Wednesday's first manager's challenge of the day marked MLB's 1,000th Replay Review of the 2018 season, a decision that overturned 1B Umpire Larry Vanover's out call to that of safe during the White Sox-Tigers game. Here's a look back at the first thousand video reviews of the season and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. HP Umpire Eric Cooper ejected Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig and Giants C Nick Hundley (fighting/inciting bench-clearing incident) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Dodgers-Giants game. With two out and none on, Puig slapped at his bat following a foul ball, provoking a verbal response from Hundley,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. Congratulations to MLB's senior umpire Joe West, who writes a new page of history this week in Minnesota as he meets Bruce Froemming for the number two spot on baseball's Most Games Umpired List with 5,163 regular season games officiated. Bill Klem, long considered the grandfather of professional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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