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  1. CloseCallSports.com introduces our newest series for 2021, Officiating on the Big Screen, where we analyze portrayals of referees and umpires in movies, TV shows, and other pop culture. In this debut episode, we travel to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Take Me Out to the Holosuite, where... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. Tmac's first Teachable Moment of 2021 visits 1B Umpire John Tumpane's pulled foot vs out call in Game 7 of the 2020 American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. With Alex Bregman at the plate, Rays first baseman Ji-man Choi reached to field a throw... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. MLB has hired Wendelstedt Umpire School alum Jeremie Rehak to its full-time staff after three baseball seasons and 281 games of major league experience. Born in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, Rehak officiated his first game at the big league level on April 9, 2018 in Kansas City. After graduating from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. One year removed from his Major League retirement, ex-MLB umpire Gary Cederstrom will be inducted into the North Dakota Officials Association (NDOA) Hall of Fame in a nod to his football and basketball referee service at the high school level that set the foundation for his officiating... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. Nary hours after a high school football player charged at a referee in Texas, an elderly referee has been killed during a soccer game in Kenya. Mwalimu John Chang'aa aka Okwoyo succumbed to injuries sustained when a group of players and fans attacked the officials at half time in Kisii... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. Our series on abuse-of-officials continues in Texas, when Edinburg High School Football defensive end Emmanuel Duron became an alleged criminal after attacking a referee following his disqualification/ejection from Thursday's game, leading to police involvement. After a late hit on the quarterback... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. The 2020 Umpire Ejection Fantasy League Rules Summit is now complete with voting concluded in accordance with UEFL Rule 8-3. The 2020 Summit's results are listed below. Visit the 2020 UEFL Rules Summit Discussion page to read detailed descriptions of the propositions listed herein. Items... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League Rules Summit continues with our voting stage and the 2020 Rules Summit ballot. UEFL Rule 8-3 describes this process. Visit the 2020 UEFL Rules Summit Discussion page to read all of the propositions listed herein. This year's voting will commence Monday, November... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League announces its 2020 UEFL Rules Summit, setting forth a framework for discussing issues and proposed amendments for the UEFL Rules Book ahead of baseball's 2021 season. Over the next few days, this discussion thread will be a living document reflecting proposed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Retired Major League umpire Paul Schrieber has passed away as reported by UmpsCare on Friday. After beginning his baseball career in the 1990 Northwest Lg, Schrieber joined the NL staff in 1998 with MLB success shortly thereafter, from 2000 through 2015; he died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Retired Major League umpire Paul Schrieber passed away at the age of 54, as reported by @UmpsCare Charities on Friday. After beginning his baseball career in the 1990 Northwest Lg, Schrieber joined the NL staff in 1998 with MLB success shortly thereafter, from 2000 through 2015. Schrieber's 1997... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. UEFL Awards Season concludes with the 2020 Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's final standings and announcement of this year's perfect crew. The highest score in 2020 was 104 and the lowest score possible was -16, a points spread of 120 (compare to 2019's Perfect Score of 136 and lowest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. UEFL Awards Season concludes with the 2020 Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's final standings and announcement of this year's perfect crew. The highest score in 2020 was 104 and the lowest score possible was -16, a points spread of 120 (compare to 2019's Perfect Score of 136 and lowest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. On Veteran's Day, former Marine Mark Carlson wins UEFL's 2020 Umpire of the Year Award.Voting: Carlson (18.8%), John Tumpane (17.0%), Pat Hoberg (10.1%). Mark Carlson is the UEFL's 2020 Umpire of the Year. Named an interim crew chief for the 60-game COVID schedule, Carlson drew praise for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. On Veteran's Day, former Marine Mark Carlson wins UEFL's 2020 Umpire of the Year Award.Voting: Carlson (18.8%), John Tumpane (17.0%), Pat Hoberg (10.1%). Mark Carlson is the UEFL's 2020 Umpire of the Year. Named an interim crew chief for the 60-game COVID schedule, Carlson drew praise for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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