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Friday, November 28, 2014

Articles tagged: umpires

Umpire grabs manager by throat during argument (Video)

An American umpire working in Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League put his hand on the throat of a manager during an argument over a balk called in a game between the EDA Rhinos and Brother Elephants on Thursday. Umpire Brian Kennedy called a balk on the Rhinos pitcher while the Rhinos were up 4-2 in…Read More

LLWS umpire has the greatest strike call known to mankind (Video)

The umpire who worked home plate in the Little League World Series game between Australia and Puerto Rico may be my favorite person on the planet right now. If you want to know how to call a strike, just ask this guy. That type of raw enthusiasm proves that this gentleman deserves to be calling…Read More

Umpire Jerry Meals costs Red Sox run with missed call (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Tampa Bay Rays have been the hottest team in baseball lately, and they took first place in the AL East on Monday thanks to a blown call by umpire Jerry Meals. Daniel Nava was called out at home for an inning-ending double play in the bottom of the…Read More

Umpire CB Bucknor punches out Seth Smith on strike two (GIF)

Umpire C.B. Bucknor was a little too eager to punch out Oakland A’s left fielder Seth Smith on Thursday. Smith was facing New York Yankees reliever Adam Warren during the bottom of the 11th inning and had a 2-1 count. Warren threw a change that backed up into the zone, and Smith took it for…Read More

Umpires blow two calls on same play in Padres-Rockies game (Video)

The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies played into extra innings on Thursday night, and the umpiring crew may have determined the outcome of the game. Or maybe they didn’t. Well, they certainly made things more confusing than they had to be. As you can see from the GIF above that GameReax shared with us,…Read More

Umpire’s blown call on pickoff play helps give Brewers win (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Another day, another bad call by an umpire showcasing the need for expanded instant replay. The Milwaukee Brewers got some help from umpire Mike Estabrook during the ninth inning of their 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. The Phillies had pitcher Kyle Kendrick pinch-running on second with…Read More

Umpire Alan Porter takes foul ball off the nuts (GIF)

Poor Alan Porter. The home plate umpire for the Tampa Bay Rays-Miami Marlins game on Wednesday was nailed in the nuts when Evan Longoria fouled off a ball that bounced in the dirt and skipped into Porter’s crotch during the fourth inning. Between all the blown calls and foul balls to the groin, life isn’t…Read More

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