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Former MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra Claims He Blackmailed Umpires

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

Lenny Dykstra, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star who played for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, claimed on Tuesday that he blac...

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...

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.

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.

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?

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.