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  1. In 2019, Alan Porter became the second MLB umpire to officiate both the Little League and Major League World Series in a two-month span. We've heard from past guests about the big league fall classic, but now we hear from a bona fide LLWS umpire. Rich Fronheiser (RichMSN) joins the show to discuss... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. Awards Season concludes with the 2019 Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's final standings and perfect crew. This year's perfect score was 136 and the lowest score possible was -23, a points spread of 159 (compare to 2018's Perfect Score of 117 and lowest score of -39). Related... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. Jim Wolf is the UEFL's (Best) Umpire of the Year for 2019 [2018: Ted Barrett]. Voting (Top 5): Wolf (18.3%), Eric Cooper (17.7%), Sam Holbrook (12.8%), Barrett (8.5%), Al Porter (5.5%). Jim Wolf wins the UEFL Umpire of the Year Award for 2019. Having officiated his first Major League game in 1999,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. Phil Cuzzi and Brennan Miller had 2019's Best Ejections of the Year [2018: Joe West & Nic Lentz]. The two umpires' ejected a month apart, but as New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone and OF Brett Gardner appeared to target minor league call-up plate umpires, the two ejections were every bit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. After an exciting postseason, this edition of Tmac's Teachable Moments discusses runner's lane interference and an umpire's responsibilities during an RLI no-call during the 2019 Puerto Rico-Chinese Taipei WBSC #Premier12 tournament game. Play: During this Opening Round game, TPE batter Li... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. Pat Hoberg & Alan Porter are 2019's Promising Umpires of the Year [2018: Hamari & Blaser]. Voting (Top 5): Hoberg (16.4%), Porter (10%), John Tumpane (7.6%), Hamari (7%), James Hoye (5%). Pat Hoberg & Alan Porter are the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2019 Promising Umpires of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. Eric Cooper & Chris Guccione are 2019's Honorable Umpires of the Year [2018 Winners: Ted Barrett & Phil Cuzzi]. Voting Results (Top 4): Cooper (31.2%), Guccione (11.4%), Barrett (6.4%), Cederstrom (3.5%). Eric Cooper and Chris Guccione are the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2019... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. Gary Cederstrom wins the UEFL's 2019 Crew Chief of the Year Award [2018 Winner: Ted Barrett]. Voting Results (10%+): Cederstrom (18.2%), Barrett (16.4%), Sam Holbrook (11.3%), Joe West (10.7%). Gary Cederstrom is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2019 Crew Chief of the Year, his second time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. Despite negative reviews from Arizona Fall League players of baseball's Automated Ball/Strike System, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced ABS will debut during the 2020 MiLB season...oh, a video with Manfred criticizing robot umpires has been on the internet for a few years now, but is largely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Jansen Visconti wins UEFL's 2019 Fill-In Umpire of the Year Award [2018 Winner: Jeremie Rehak]. Voting Results (10%+): Visconti (17%), Chris Segal (15%), Nic Lentz (13.7%), Rehak (11.1%). Award Winner: Jansen Visconti (52).Sophomore Visconti had no ejections in 2019 despite officiating the most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Doug Eddings & Eric Cooper win the Most Improved Umpire Award for 2019 [2018 Winner: Andy Fletcher]. Voting Results: Eddings (24.3%), Cooper (10%), Angel Hernandez (5%), Bruce Dreckman (5%). Doug Eddings and Eric Cooper are the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2019 most improved umpires... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's first Postseason Award is for Most Disappointing Season, which this year goes to Rob Drake (30) [2018 Winner: Eric Cooper]. Voting Results (Top 3): Rob Drake (22.7%), Mike Estabrook (20%), Angel Hernandez (14%). Award Winner: Rob Drake (30).Pursuant to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. Nominations for the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's Postseason Awards have begun—fill out the form to vote for eligible umpires* who, during the past season, have demonstrated significant performances to fit the terms of one of several awards (UEFL Rule 4-4). Link to Postseason Awards Ballot... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. Nationals batter Trea Turner's runner's lane interference, Manager Dave Martinez's argument, and umpire Sam Holbrook's #WorldSeries ejection: here's a comprehensive analysis of the play, the history of baseball's RLI rule, and what Turner could have done differently to avoid this call. Summary: We... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. HP Umpire Sam Holbrook ejected Nationals Manager Dave Martinez (runner's lane interference call; QO) in the top of the 7th inning of #Nationals-#Astros #WorldSeries Game 6. With none out and one on (R1), Nats batter Trea Turner hit a 0-0 fastball from Astros pitcher Brad Peacock on the ground to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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