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  1. HP Umpire Cory Blaser's 99.4% night during Game 2 of the Yankees-Astros ALCS fell prey to an 11th inning Gary Sanchez at-bat when Blaser made a grave error in changing a swinging, uncaught strike three call to that of foul ball, followed by a strikeout on a pitch located off the plate, lowering his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. It's donation drive time. Close Call Sports will once again donate a dollar to UMPS CARE Charities in support of the 100 hole golf marathon for every new like on the CCS/UEFL Facebook page for the rest of the postseason. We spoke to UmpsCare Board Member and Ump-Attire Business Development... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. Join Close Call Sports for a live blog and discussion of the 2019 American and National League Championship Series. Bill Miller (NLCS) and Jeff Nelson (ALCS) are the crew chiefs and lead seven-person umpire crews—one of the umpires serves as Replay Official for Games 1-2 and then swaps with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. MLB assigned the following umpires to the 2019 American and National League Championship Series. The ALCS and NLCS crew roster is listed in Game 1 alignment with umpire plate assignments in parentheses. The postseason's third round (LCS) features crews of seven umpires, one of which serves as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. After the Dodgers lost the 2019 NLDS to the Nationals, a few people noticed that Los Angeles benefited from 12 more incorrectly called pitches than Washington, a stat called pitch skew. Do umpires love LA or is there a more logical and impartial explanation for why the team whose last World Series... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. This edition of Tmac's Teachable Moments pertains to an umpire's positioning responsibilities during a wild pitch with a potential play at the plate involving a runner from third base. Clearing the catcher, as Fieldin Culbreth demonstrates, is the first step in preparing for a play, but what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. MLB Umpire James Hoye recorded the second-highest plate score in UEFL f/x postseason history during Game 4 of the Astros-Rays Division Series, registering a 99.3% rating on 137-of-138 correct pitch calls, second only to Joe West's 99.4% mark set during the 2018 ALCS. This is the second time UEFL... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. Although a World Series ejection is rarer than a perfect game—there have been just 22 since 1907—Atlantic League umpire Fred DeJesus made up for lost time during the 2019 ALPB Championship Series, ejecting Sugar Land Skeeters Manager Pete Incaviglia after an out call at first base, sending the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. Welcome to the 2019 American and National League Division Series discussion and live blog. Umpires Pat Hoberg (NL STL@ATL), Will Little (NL WAS@LAD), John Tumpane (AL TB@HOU), and Manny Gonzalez (AL MIN@NYY) are your game one plate umpires. Related: 2019 Wild Card & Division Series... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Before Nationals batter Juan Soto's bases-clearing RBI single/error gave Washington the lead over Milwaukee in the NL Wild Card Game, a Replay Review decision upheld HP Umpire Mike Everitt's HBP call on Michael Taylor, who would become one of the baserunners that put the Nats ahead for good. First... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Join Close Call Spots for a live blog and discussion of the 2019 American and National League Wild Card Games. Mike Everitt (NL) and Chad Fairchild (AL) are plate umpires for the two Wild Card games, with Jeff Nelson serving as Crew Chief for the NL's Brewers @ Nationals game and Bill Miller the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. With the 2019 MLB postseason upon us, here is a brief operations update for CloseCallSports.com with new umpire crew lineup card and plate score reporting graphics that go into effect today. We've added crew lineup graphics for each round of the playoffs, so it is easier to see and share what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. The Atlantic League, ahead of MLB's postseason, carried its TrackMan Automated Ball/Strike System (ABS) into the playoffs in York, with the Revs broadcasters and players appearing to grow frustrated with the computer zone now that the games actually matter...a sign of things to come? The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. MLB's umpire roster for the 2019 American and National League (AL/NL) Wild Card Game and Division Series (ALDS/NLDS) features crews of six umpires for these postseason rounds, supported by Replay Officials who do not join the on-field umpires or otherwise rotate out of New York. UEFL Replay Review... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. Ejections spiked drastically in 2019 as umpires concluded the regular season with the most heave-ho's since 2006, but not for a lack of umpire accuracy. Plate scores actually improved and Replay Reviews were down—and so were overturned calls. Read on for a glimpse into the MLB umpire stats 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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