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  1. This video episode of Tmac's Teachable Moments finds 2B Umpire Tripp Gibson officiating a complex play at second base with Houston's ball-bobbling infielder Alex Bregman, who nearly collides with sliding Oakland runner Mark Canha as he flips to teammate Carlos Correa, who throws onto first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. HP Umpire John Libka ejected Rays 1B Jesus Aguilar (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the #Mariners-#Rays game. With none out and two on (R1, R3), Aguilar took a 0-2 fastball from Mariners pitcher Wade LeBlanc 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
  3. When HP Umpire Alan Porter issued warnings and no ejection in Atlanta Tuesday, it was in response to Braves batter Ronald Acuna's reaction to a HBP resulting from Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez's first fastball of the game, not a warning on the pitch itself. Crew Chief Mark Wegner then ejected... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. 1B Umpire Mark Wegner ejected Braves Manager Brian Snitker (warnings) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the #Marlins-#Braves game. With none out and none on, Braves batter Ronald Acuna took a first-pitch fastball from Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the HBP... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. HP Umpire Alfonso Marquez ejected Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera and Manager Ron Gardenhire (pace of play/batter's box rule; QOCU) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Tigers-#Astros game. With one out and none on in the top of the 5th inning, Cabrera flied out against Astros pitcher Wade Miley, having... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. Two MLB executives appear to have made conflicting calls—and they're not even umpires. Just weeks after Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre soured on the robot strike zone concept, Commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN he is ready and "very comfortable" with the technology, pointing to the Atlantic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. MLB umpire Alan Porter officiated a few innings during Sunday's Little League World Series in Williamsport, even entertaining a coach's question as 2B Umpire when a batter-runner wound up at second base following a wild throw during a sacrifice bunt attempt. Porter saw action in the bottom of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez took issue with MLB umpires ("Awful!") for a missed HR call (correctly overturned via Replay Review) despite Keith himself having missed the same call during his first (and second) viewing of the play. With the bases loaded during Friday's Mets-Royals game, 1B... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. You can't get much more Little League than this. Team Venezuela batter Deivis Ordoñez, nickname Chicken Little, deployed a unique batting stance, crouching down so low that his knee-hollow and upper midpoint are just inches apart vertically. So what is an umpire to do when such tomfoolery takes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. HP Umpire Ben May ejected Yankees Manager Aaron Boone and 1B Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Yankees CF Brett Gardner and pitcher CC Sabathia (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the #Indians-#Yankees game. With one out and none on, Yankees batter Cameron Maybin took a 3-2... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. With Friday evening's first Replay Review—an upheld caught steal call at second by 2B Umpire Laz Diaz in Tampa Bay—comprising MLB's 1,000th use of Replay during the 2019 regular season, we present our statistics and sabermetrics of baseball's video technology thus far. Totals to Date: 1,000 Replay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. Yes, naturally if a ball doesn't go by a fielder, that clause of the exception to the rule wouldn't be satisfied so the runner would be liable to be declared out. Context is vital for our explanation and one sentence out of such context obfuscates the actual content of the analysis. Perhaps instead of using the phrase "bounds past," I should have used "bounds by," although Rule 6.01(a)(11) does use the word "passed."
  13. We continue our interview with longtime AL umpire Dave Phillips, picking up with the infamous Disco Demolition Night in Chicago as Davey delights us with more tales of his 31-year, 3,933-game career in the major leagues. In Part 2 of the show, we start with the forfeited game known as Disco... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. This is the relevant image that illustrates no infielder has a play in this scenario, and that's what's key. In this case, the ball 1) went by the initial infielder, bounded past all infielders such that 2) no infielder had a chance to make a play on the ball, and 3) then struck a runner. That's the 1-2-3 context required here.
  15. Thanks for the suggestion. https://www.closecallsports.com/2019/08/runner-struck-by-batted-ball-behind.html
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