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Major League Debut of Umpire John Bacon (70)

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Umpire John Bacon made his MLB debut during Thursday's Reds-Mets game in New York, joining Acting Chief Ron Kulpa's crew as the second base umpire, alongside HP Umpire Marty Foster, 1B Umpire Gabe Morales, and 3B Umpire Kulpa. He replaced Jerry Meals, who officiated Wednesday's game at Citi...

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He came from the International League. That means he would have done LV Ironpigs games. Their whole theme is pork products. I bet they had fun with him!

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Nice to see a second new umpire work their first game.

 

On another note. Where is Jerry Layne? There were no videos of his last plate job in Kansas City getting hit or anything, nor getting hurt working 2nd base on Monday in Atlanta. Then, poof he is gone the next 3 days in Atlanta, one game of which they could not even get a call up to the game and then had Nauert come over to help out. Is he somehow injured again or is he attending a graduation? Just seems out of the ordinary.

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On 5/3/2019 at 5:40 PM, dumbdumb said:

Nice to see a second new umpire work their first game.

 

On another note. Where is Jerry Layne? There were no videos of his last plate job in Kansas City getting hit or anything, nor getting hurt working 2nd base on Monday in Atlanta. Then, poof he is gone the next 3 days in Atlanta, one game of which they could not even get a call up to the game and then had Nauert come over to help out. Is he somehow injured again or is he attending a graduation? Just seems out of the ordinary.

Apparently hurt his back. His crew's first game in the New York series was three-man because he couldn't do it.

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On 5/3/2019 at 5:40 PM, dumbdumb said:

Nice to see a second new umpire work their first game.

 

On another note. Where is Jerry Layne? There were no videos of his last plate job in Kansas City getting hit or anything, nor getting hurt working 2nd base on Monday in Atlanta. Then, poof he is gone the next 3 days in Atlanta, one game of which they could not even get a call up to the game and then had Nauert come over to help out. Is he somehow injured again or is he attending a graduation? Just seems out of the ordinary.

 

Jerry is done for the year. He had successful surgery for 2 bulging disks. He is expected back on the field in 2020 per Bob Davidson.

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