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Monday, October 13, 2014
“The goal each and every season,” MLB spokesman Mike Teevan told me via email, “is to have the most deserving Umpires working Postseason games.”
Thursday, October 09, 2014
“Hi everyone. I’m Major League Umpire, Joe West.”
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
How often exactly is that pitch called a ball? It seems to me Kemp could have easily been called out on strikes on the first pitch but wasn’t. When talking about a 0.2 inch difference, I get that two nearly identical pitches were called differently, two nearly identical pitches which, in isolation, could easily be accepted as either a ball or a strike. Matt Kemp should have swung at one of them.
Ultimately, the players need to overcome whatever game conditions they face.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
WSJ: Scoring in Baseball Is Down. Blame the Umpires A Study Found That Umpires Have Expanded Their Strike Zone in Recent Years
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Will someone please explain why the umpires didn’t have the discretion to rule this play dead and permit Murphy to return to third base? After all, the ball came from the Reds bullpen, which is gated (i.e., not Wrigley)....
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014
With a guest appearance by former BPros/now Astros’ front office expert Mike Fast:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I have an idea: steroids for the replay guys.
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