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  1. With MLB's regular season delayed, today's virtual Opening Day produced the first ejection of the computerized calendar. HP Umpire Robo-Lance Barrett ejected Compu-Angels pitcher Robo-Shohei Ohtani (throwing at Compu-Astros batter Robo-Dustin Garneau after warnings for HBP to Robo-Alex Bregman) in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  2. MLB veteran umpire Joe West narrowed his defamation lawsuit, settling his case with The Action Network over purportedly slanderous comments made by Paul Lo Duca during a podcast. While settlement removes defendant TAN, West now accuses Lo Duca of ignoring the suit against him and seeks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  3. A day after our report on Minor League Baseball's purported instruction that its umpires pay money to the league in the wake of Spring Training's COVID-19 prompted cancellation, MiLB, after consultation with MLB, changed its mind about the per diem issue and enforcement of the unemployment clause... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  4. Minor League Baseball purportedly asked its umpires to write checks to the league office as umps remain out of work, the opposite of the cash flow direction MiLB is taking with its players. Whereas MLB will pay players and major league umpires remain under contract, the story is different in Minor... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  5. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) cancelled its entire Winter & Spring championship tournaments, including the College World Series. Though college baseball season itself did not technically encounter national cancellation, many individual conferences and schools have taken... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  6. Major League Baseball suspended operations, cancelled the remainder of Spring Training, and postponed Opening Day, delaying the start of 2020's regular season by at least two weeks. Not just for MLB's sake, but for NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA, and other sports leagues, it's important to define our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  7. Welcome to the 2020 Umpire Ejection Fantasy League season. The registration and draft form is now open and is due prior to Opening Day. Pursuant to UEFL Rule 1 (Selection of Umpires), you may select umpires at once or in phases until the deadline. Stay tuned for the 2020 Draft Prospectus with stats... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  8. HP Umpire Ryan Blakney ejected Giants DH Joey Bart (strike three call) in the top of the 9th inning of the #Giants-#Brewers game. With two out and none on, Bart took 0-0, 0-1, and 2-2 pitches from Brewers pitcher Phil Bickford for called first, second, and third strikes. QOC is unavailable for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  9. With Minor League Baseball's Florida State League (Class-A Advanced) set to debut the Automated Ball/Strike System (ABS), Baseball America posited that insertion of so-called robot umpires would collaterally atrophy the pitch-calling skills of FSL's human umpire staff, to which I say, "not so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  10. Not yet. Joe has had a late spring for the past few years now if I recall correctly.
  11. Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Chad Whitson. Name: Chad Robert Whitson Pronunciation Guide: CHAD WITT-sun Date of Birth: December 8, 1981 Place of Birth: Dublin, Ohio MiLB Leagues Worked: Appalachian, South Atlantic, California, Arizona Instructional, Eastern, International. MLB Debut:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  12. After a college stalemate between catcher & runner led to a benches-clearing brawl, we made a Case Play of it. After consulting the relevant rules, it is apparent that the umpire could have declared the leading runner out earlier for running more than three feet away from his base path to avoid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  13. Hoping to become MLB's first-ever umpire from Japan, Takahito Matsuda is one of eight Minor League umpires promoted from Double-A to Triple-A ahead of baseball's 2020 season. Promotion to Triple-A's Pacific Coast and International Leagues is a required step on the road to the show and provides... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  14. A runner attempting to score fails to touch home plate as the catcher misses his tag; it's happened before, but in this Toledo-Alabama State game, it will spark a fight and ejections. The umpire initially withholds the call—signaling neither safe nor out—and waits for a tag or touch. Yet it soon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. Newly-promoted crew chief Kerwin Danley joined MLB Network's Hot Stove hosts Matt Vasgergian and Harold Reynolds to discuss his promotion as Major League Baseball's first African American umpire crew chief and recount his foray into the umpiring world through a chance encounter with former big... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
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