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  1. An umpire ejection cycle (all umpires had ejections) a New Britain batter refusing to steal first base, and Somerset's General Manager on the field during a dispute with the umpires featured in the Atlantic League's latest edition of screwy baseball, highlighting Sunday's modified doubleheader... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. At long last, our Plate Meeting Podcast with Dave Phillips is here! Davey's three decades in the American and Major League Baseball spanning 3,933 regular season games, three ALDS, six ALCS, and four World Series (83 ejections) is the lore of all things umpire, and a master storyteller behind... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Brewers C Yasmani Grandal (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Braves-Brewers game. With none out and none on, Grandal took a 3-2 cutter from Braves pitcher Josh Tomlin for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. HP Umpire Doug Eddings ejected Phillies pitcher Yacksel Rios (throwing at Dodgers batter Justin Turner; QOCU) in the top of the 8th inning of the Dodgers-Phillies game. With none out and none on, Rios gave up a double to Dodgers batter Matt Beaty, double to Joc Pederson, and home run to Alex... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. Long before the term "robot umpire" entered baseball's mainstream lexicon, I wrote that the electronic strike zone had a significant vertical blind spot. One day after the first Atlantic League TrackMan ejection, MLB/ALPB's computer called a neck-high strike on a batter squaring around to bunt in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. The Atlantic League made more baseball history by overturning an on-field judgment call, reversing HP Umpire Steve Leonardo's out call on a game-ending play at the plate following protest from the Somerset Patriots to the league office after the game. Despite Official Baseball Rule 7.04's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. HP Umpire James Hoye ejected Reds 1B Joey Votto (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 9th inning of the Reds-Rockies game. With none out and none on, Votto took a 2-2 cutter from Rockies pitcher Bryan Shaw for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. Make no mistake about it, when Rangers pitcher Jesse Chavez took his glasses off after the final out of the 2nd inning and motioned toward HP Umpire Rob Drake—and then confirmed his intention via postgame comments—he joined a long list of players who have disrespected officials during and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. HP Umpire Dana DeMuth left Friday's Braves-Padres game in San Diego after a first-inning foul ball struck his arm. With one out and one on in the top of the 1st inning, Braves batter Freddie Freeman fouled a 1-0 96.2-mph fastball from Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet into DeMuth's left forearm,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. HP Umpire Paul Nauert called Angels pitcher Taylor Cole and Félix Peña's combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners, the only no-no in MLB history completed by teammates wearing identical #45 jerseys in honor of teammate Tyler Skaggs, who passed away while on a recent road trip; Friday's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. The Atlantic League's first ejection due to TrackMan occurred on the Automated Ball/Strike System's first official day on the job as High Point Rockers pitching coach Frank Viola was ejected by HP Umpire Tim Detweiler in the 1st inning of the first regular season game with ABS in play after Viola... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. The US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed umpire Angel Hernandez's claims against MLB under the Ohio Civil Rights Act stemming from a 2018 jurisdiction change. Through a Choice of Law analysis dismissing part of AH's lawsuit (the OH laws), and although New York's civil... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. The Atlantic League's official automated ball/strike system debut turned in a highlight reel performance when TrackMan's electronic umpire ruled a series of pitches depicted within the graphic K-zone as balls, despite the circular baseball graphics clearly appearing in the virtual box. Officially... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. 2019's MLB call-up list features 18 Triple-A umpires looking for a big league job. With several umpire vacancies expected across the full-time staff at year's end, MLB Umpire Observer's hiring outlook at the All-Star Break looks at the minor league officials most likely to be hired over the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. After a half-season's delay, the Atlantic League and MLB announced the debut of an automated ball-strike system (ABS) at Wednesday's All-Star Game in York. TrackMan powers the computer zone technology, as it does in Major League Baseball's pitch tracking efforts; umpires will hear ABS prompts after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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