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  1. After two years of testing MLB's Automated Ball-Strike System, the Atlantic League will revert to having human umpires call pitches, explaining RoboUmp's cancelation as a natural part of the experiment process while stopping short of deeming the test unsuccessful: "Test rules and equipment are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  2. Rounding out its set of early January 2022 hires, MLB promoted Sean Barber and Ben May to the full-time major league umpire staff, joining Ryan Additon, John Libka, and Roberto Ortiz who also got the call. Sean Barber's perseverance through eight years and 693 games of MLB experience prior to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  3. Major League Baseball hired Roberto Ortiz to its full-time umpire staff. This makes three hires (Ryan Additon, John Libka) and three retirements (Gerry Davis, Brian Gorman, Joe West), with a couple of more announcements to come in the next few weeks. Ortiz's promotion, reported by The Gondol, is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  4. With Gerry Davis and Brian Gorman's retirements, MLB has hired call-up umpires Ryan Additon and John Libka to its full-time staff. Joe West leads a short list of additional veteran umps whose retirements have created vacancies on the MLBU roster and we will announce both those retirements and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  5. The 2021 Umpire Ejection Fantasy League Rules Summit is now complete with voting concluded in accordance with UEFL Rule 8-3. The 2021 Summit's results are listed below. Visit the 2021 UEFL Rules Summit Discussion page to read detailed descriptions of the propositions listed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  6. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League Rules Summit continues with our voting stage and the 2021 Rules Summit ballot. UEFL Rule 8-3 describes this process. Visit the 2021 UEFL Rules Summit Discussion page to read all of the propositions listed herein. This year's voting will conclude on December 24,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  7. MLB umpire Tripp Gibson returned to his hometown of Mayfield, Kentucky, and was joined by colleague DJ Reyburn as the pair helped members of the community pick up the pieces after a tornado devastated the town. Gibson described the scene to MLB.com: "The movie ‘Twister’ is nothing compared to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  8. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League announces its 2021 UEFL Rules Summit, setting forth a framework for discussing issues and proposed amendments for the UEFL Rules Book ahead of baseball's 2022 season (assuming, naturally, the MLB-players' union lockout is settled in advance of it). Over the next... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  9. Pat Hoberg is the UEFL's 2021 Umpire of the Year, voted MLB's best in our annual Awards poll.Voting: Hoberg (12.2%), Alan Porter (9.5%), Joe West (9.0%), Tripp Gibson & Adam Hamari (7.9%). Pat Hoberg is the UEFL's 2021 (Best) Umpire of the Year. After three consecutive Promising Umpire of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  10. Tom Hallion and Jeremy Riggs produced 2021's Ejections of the Year [2020: Dan Bellino].Voting: 160 Hallion (12.0%), 101 Riggs (11.4%), 55 Joe West (9.8%), 103 Cory Blaser (7.4%). Ejection 160 - Tom Hallion (Andy Green)Tom Hallion's September 3, 2021 ejection of Chicago Cubs acting manager Andy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  11. Tripp Gibson & Pat Hoberg are 2021's Promising Umpires of the Year [2020: Hoberg & John Tumpane].Voting: T Gibson (17.7%), Hoberg (16.7%), Adam Hamari (14.1%), Jeremie Rehak (12.0%). Tripp Gibson & Pat Hoberg are UEFL's 2021 Promising Umpires of the Year. Gibson's first career League... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  12. Joe West wins the UEFL's 2021 Bernice Gera Honorable Umpire Award [2020: Angel Hernandez & West].Voting Results: Joe West (23.6%), Tom Hallion (8.3%), Gerry Davis (6.9%). Joe West is the UEFL's 2021 Bernice Gera Honorable Umpire of the Year. As baseball's Blue Cowboy hangs up his mask and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  13. Tom Hallion wins the UEFL's 2021 Crew Chief of the Year Award [2020 Winner: Jim Reynolds].Voting Results: Hallion (30.8%), Joe West (18.9%), Dan Iassogna / Alfonso Marquez (7.1%). Tom Hallion is the 2021 UEFL Crew Chief of the Year. In what may be his final MLB season (subject to the outcome... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  14. John Libka wins UEFL's 2021 Fill-In Umpire of the Year Award [2020 Winner: Jeremie Rehak].Voting Results: Libka (35.0%), Ben May (10.6%), Jeremy Riggs (9.4%). John Libka is the 2021 UEFL Fill-In Umpire of the Year. Not many categories proved to be landslides, but John Libka ran away with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  15. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2021 Postseason Award recipient for Most Improved Umpire is Mike Estabrook (88) [2020 Winner: CB Bucknor]).Voting Results (Top 3): Estabrook (16.0%), Rob Drake (14.1%), Jordan Baker (5.1%). Mike Estabrook receives 2021's Most Improved Umpire... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
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