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Friday, November 28, 2014

Articles tagged: umpires

Umpire gets call wrong on bizarre double play in Mariners game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Umpire Jeff Nelson totally butchered a call on a double play ball in the second inning of the Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game on Friday night, giving catcher Jesus Sucre a memorable first career at-bat. Seattle led off the bottom of the second with two singles and had Sucre up…Read More

Umpires badly blow two calls in Twins-White Sox game

The umpiring crew for the Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox game on Tuesday night badly blew a pair of calls in Chicago’s 4-2 win at Target Field. The first blown call occurred with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Justin Morneau was on second when Oswaldo Arcia singled to right field. Morneau tried to…Read More

Angel Hernandez may not have overturned call in protest of instant replay

Angel Hernandez and his umpiring crew refused to overturn an Adam Rosales hit in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s Oakland A’s-Cleveland Indians game despite instant replay showing the ball went out of the park. Had Rosales’ hit been correctly ruled a home run instead of a double, it would have tied the game. Nobody could…Read More

Washington Nationals game delayed because umpires were stuck in traffic

The start of the Washington Nationals-Chicago White Sox game was delayed on Wednesday night because the umpires were stuck in traffic. Seriously. The game was scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. ET but didn’t start until around 7:20 p.m. because of the umpires’ delayed arrival. The late start may have affected the rhythm of Nats…Read More

Braves fans litter field after controversial infield fly call (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The debut of baseball’s one-game wild-card playoff format was marred by a mess that would make the NFL’s replacement refs cringe. The Braves-Cardinals game Friday night was delayed in the eighth inning after Atlanta fans began littering the field with debris in protest of a call that went against…Read More

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