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  1. With Kansas City leading 3-2 and Los Angeles threatening with the bases loaded and two out in the 9th inning Tuesday night, Angels baserunner R3 David Fletcher wandered a little too far off third base, leaving 3B Umpire Chris Guccione to officiate a pickoff play when Royals catcher Salvador Perez... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. In our latest Ask the UEFL turned Tmac's Teachable Moments, we answer the question, "can you have catcher's interference on a check swing?" As Tmac explains, yes such a call is possible and we visit HP Umpire Nick Mahrley in Seattle for an example of such a play. After Mariners batter Tom... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. HP Umpire Tim Timmons ejected Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (Replay Review call that overturned 2B Umpire Alfonso Marquez's safe call to an out; QOCU) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Marlins-#Braves game. With none out and one on (R1), Marlins baserunner R1 Jon Berti attempted to steal second... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. A Superior Court judge in New York awarded umpire Joe West over $500,000 in his defamation lawsuit against former MLB player Paul Lo Duca, which had alleged that LoDuca made untrue statements about West on a podcast that was widely disseminated. The Court's order, signed off on April 9, 2021 by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. After Sunday Night Baseball's Phillies-Braves Replay Review controversy, the one remaining question pertained to MLB's "clear and convincing" standard, whereupon umpires in New York rule on whether video evidence stringently supports one of two outcomes. To borrow from Philadelphia-Atlanta, if the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. When Replay Review upheld HP Umpire Lance Barrett's safe call on Phillies runner Alec Bohm's go-ahead run in the 9th inning against Atlanta Sunday night, the Braves looked to have fallen victim to MLB's video review rules and the infamous "call stands" outcome. In sum, Bohm tagged from third base... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. 2B Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Mariners Manager Scott Servais (warnings) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the #Mariners-#Twins game. With none out and none on in the top of the 7th, Mariners batter Ty France took a 2-0 fastball from Twins pitcher Cody Stashak for a hit-by-pitch. 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. HP Umpire Manny Gonzalez ejected Twins pitcher Matt Shoemaker (ball two call; QOCY) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Mariners-#Twins game. With none out and none on, Mariners batter Jose Marmolejos took a 1-2 pitch from Twins pitcher Shoemaker for a called second ball. Replays indicate the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. HP Umpire Greg Gibson ejected Cubs catching coach Mike Borzello (warnings) in the top of the 4th inning of the #Cubs-#Pirates game. After Cubs batter Willson Contreras was hit by a pitch from Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker in the top of the 3rd inning, Cubs batter Anthony Rizzo hit a 3-0 sinker from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. HP Umpire Jerry Layne ejected Angels Manager Joe Maddon (Replay Review bona fide slide non-interference, safe and out calls; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the #Angels-#BlueJays game. In the bottom of the 2nd, with none out and two on (R1, R2), Blue Jays batter Danny Jansen hit a 1-1... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. HP Umpire Jansen Visconti ejected Padres 3B Manny Machado (strike two and three calls; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Padres-#Rangers game. With two out and the bases loaded, Machado took consecutive 3-1 and 3-2 sinkers from Rangers pitcher Brett Martin for called second and third... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. HP Umpire Vic Carapazza called San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove's no-hitter, the first in franchise history, against the Rangers in Texas Friday evening, joined by Crew Chief Jerry Meals, 1B Umpire Jansen Visconti, and 2B Umpire Brennan Miller. Carapazza saw a total of 253 pitches in his first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. HP Umpire Ben May ejected Rockies RF Charlie Blackmon (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 7th inning of the #Rockies-#Giants game. With one out and none on, Blackmon took a 0-2 fastball from Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto 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
  14. HP Umpire Jeremie Rehak ejected Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde (dead ball strike call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the #RedSox-#Orioles game. With two out and none on, Orioles batter Rio Ruiz was touched by a 0-1 changeup from Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, ruled a swinging strike on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. When Mets batter Michael Conforto took one for the team with a walk-off hit-by-pitch in New York to defeat the Miami Marlins, HP Umpire Ron Kulpa's HBP call took on a peculiar meaning after replays indicated the pitch was located within the strike zone and that Kulpa had begun his strike three... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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