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Umpires

WATCH: Umps Still Get Pitch Count Wrong After Replay

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports

The umpires at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night embarrassed themselves when they lost track of the pitch count during the fifth inning of the Rays' ga...

WATCH: Umpires Explain Stunning World Series Finish

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 10.27.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Joyce didn't even have to think. "The feet were up in the air," the umpire said, "and immediately and instinctual...

The Replay Rule That Won't Add a Second to a Baseball Game

John DeCock | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports
John DeCock

Major League Baseball occasionally comes up with a change to the game that chips away at baseball's beauty. Here's chance for them to get something right without taking the most simple-minded and disruptive course they can come up with.

MLB Suspends, Fines Umps

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball suspended umpire Fieldin Culbreth for two games on Friday because he was in charge of the crew that allowed Ast...

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 ...

Why Instant Replay Is Unnecessary

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

As awful as it was seeing Raul Valdes give up a walk-off grand slam on Wednesday night, I think it's fair to say that most of baseball's attention was focused on Armando Galarraga and his near-perfect game.

What Leaders Can Learn from a Baseball Umpire

Leslie Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Grossman

After Game 4 of the ALCS, umpire Tim McClelland admitted that he made two bad calls. I was surprised, because we rarely hear those words from people in power, our so-called leaders.

Blame it All on the Umpires

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

The Alice-in-Wonderland performance of the men in blue has increased demands for instant replay. Baseball purists explode in response that, after all, the game is not football. What are we to do?