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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring training lets umpires sharpen their game too | Toronto Star

Umpires are people too.

The hardest part of the job, Iassogna says, is moving on after you know you missed a call. He admits he struggles to follow the advice he gives to minor-league umpires about not taking the job home at night. “It eats you up, it really does. I don’t know if I’ll ever have a good way of dealing with that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 24, 2015 at 07:10 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: spring training, umpires

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MLB and Umpires Reach 5 Year Agreement

Major League Baseball owners and the World Umpires Association, the exclusive bargaining representative of all full-time Major League Umpires, have both officially ratified a five-year labor agreement, the parties announced today.  The pact covers the 2015-2019 seasons.

Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 21, 2015 at 02:32 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: umpires

The Most Pitcher & Hitter Friendly Umpires

As a quantifiable skill, pitch framing has been garnering a lot of attention in the past few years. While most research on that front has focused on a catcher’s ability to get extra strikes called, at Baseball Info Solutions we have developed a methodology for dividing the credit among the catcher, the pitcher, the batter, and the umpire. We call our system Strike Zone Plus/Minus, and the details of the methodology will be explained in The Fielding Bible—Volume IV coming out this spring.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 21, 2015 at 06:46 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: sabermetrics, umpires

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Saturday, December 20, 2014

AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreement

NEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because both sides still need to ratify the deal next month.

Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: December 20, 2014 at 03:55 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: business, labor, umpires

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Neyer: How friendly should umpires be with players?

Its “Livan and Eric Gregg” not “Adam and Steve”!

Tuesday, I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Dave Pallone, who before Tuesday was baseball’s best-known gay umpire. I was interested in Pallone’s take on current umpire Dale Scott’s public acknowledgment of his sexual orientation, and Pallone was great; the fruits of the interview are here.

But there was something I didn’t ask Pallone about: his sexual relationships with players, during his umpiring career. In particular, he devotes a few pages to a fling with a young star he calls “Wes”.

Was this appropriate?...

Actually, I think it was wrong. Just because they were player and umpire. I think Pallone crossed a line.


Umpire Dale Scott comes out, but too soon to laud MLB - NY Daily News

Thoughtful commentary.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 03, 2014 at 09:17 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: culture, umpires

 

 

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