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WATCH: Umpire's Ridiculous Strike Three Calls

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports

Baseball players expect their umpires to call balls and strikes. What they don't expect is an outlandish improv performance to go with it. That's exac...

WATCH: Umpire Charges The Mound

Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

During the sixth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett ruffled the feathers of home pla...

Umpires Blow Two Calls In One Play

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.12.2013 | Sports

Umpires blowing seemingly easy calls has been almost a topic du jour, but the crew working the Rockies-Padres game on Thursday night took it to a new ...

It's Not Your Game

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The second you feel secure in your job, your kid changes, leaving you utterly confused. That's how people make millions upon millions of dollars writing books and trying to teach parents how to be parents.

MLB Chops Down Chipper and the Braves

Sharief Easterling | Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

An umpire, or referee should never -- under any circumstances be the deciding factor in a game. Whether its preseason, regular season, or post season and especially not in a one game elimination scenario.

WATCH: Most Excessive Strikeout Call Ever

Posted 05.15.2012 | Sports

If you've ever wondered where the world's most enthusiastic and demonstrative umpire was located, worry no more. He was recently sighted in Rock Isla...

Worst Call Of The Season?

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 05.03.2012 | Sports

With the glaring exception of Albert Pujols, Major League Baseball is back in full swing. We've seen walk-off home runs, rookie sensations and stellar...

Umpires Strike Back

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 09.07.2011 | Sports

If you tune into baseball games to see the umpire strike back, the All-Star break couldn't come at a worse time. July is already shaping up as one of ...

Time for Robo-Ref?

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Strauss

In the age of instant replay from multiple angles slowed down to hundredths of a second, is it even fair to expect human beings to continue to rely on their own eyes only to have the rest of us immediately see their mistakes?

Female Umpire In Colorado Facing Backlash After 'Humorous' Article

The Denver Post | Bill Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Her name is Andrea Dawson, and she is a high school baseball umpire. She is, in fact, the only female among the more than 100 umpires who work spri...

An Umpire Speaks Up About the Length of Yankees-Red Sox Games

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Part of baseball's charm is its leisurely evocation of summer's slower pace. But even those who love the game have a breaking point. The Yankees and Red Sox have pushed us there.

Jim Joyce Gets Call Wrong, Life Right: I'll Take it

Billy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billy Altman

We all take for granted the hundreds of decisions the umpires make each game. They want to make the right one every time. But, like all of us, they're only human, and humans make mistakes.

Elena Kagan: Bench the Judge-Umpire Analogy

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Chief Justice Roberts declared during his confirmation hearing that "Judges are like umpires... Umpires don't make the rules; they apply them." There are three strikes against this analogy.

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The claim that any human is able to remain unaffected by their background or have a purely objective view of any case is to claim a quality that belongs only to God: omniscience.

The JusticeBot 9000

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The JusticeBot 9000: You said you wanted a machine that took all the human factor out of the law, so that emotion and empathy would be forever banished from the bench.