Yerrrr Out-Out-Out-Out!: An Animated Gallery Of Every MLB Umpire's…

Enjoyed our first batch of strike-three calls? Well, here's another heaping helping for you. This collection includes such notables as Jim Joyce, Angel Hernandez, Balkin' Bob Davidson, and the legendary contortions of one Tom Hallion, who may have the greatest punchout in the history of umpiring. Scroll down to see for … » 7/06/12 10:00am 7/06/12 10:00am

Yerrrr Out-Out-Out-Out!: An Animated Gallery Of Every MLB Umpire's…

At last, after 72 entries, we've completed our Better Know An Umpire series. We hope you've enjoyed learning more about the human elements in blue, the men who wander anonymously through the sport, even as they make the game all about them. Next time some stooge in a chest protector screws your team out of a victory,… » 7/06/12 10:00am 7/06/12 10:00am

Better Know An Umpire: Hunter Wendelstedt

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 7/04/12 2:00pm 7/04/12 2:00pm

Better Know An Umpire: John Hirschbeck

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 7/03/12 3:00pm 7/03/12 3:00pm

Better Know An Umpire: Tim McClelland

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 7/03/12 10:15am 7/03/12 10:15am

Better Know An Umpire: Mark Wegner

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 6/28/12 3:00pm 6/28/12 3:00pm

Better Know An Umpire: Fieldin Culbreth

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 6/27/12 3:00pm 6/27/12 3:00pm

Manny Gonzalez Submits His Nominee For Worst Blown Call Of The Year

Manny Gonzalez is not an MLB staff umpire, and he had only umped 53 games at the highest level through last season. (He doesn't even have an official profile.) Indeed, he's been bouncing around the minors since the early '90s, and it appears he may never get the permanent call to The Show if he keeps making… » 6/26/12 11:50pm 6/26/12 11:50pm

Better Know An Umpire: Greg Gibson

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 6/20/12 3:00pm 6/20/12 3:00pm

Better Know An Umpire: Mike Everitt

Welcome to Better Know An Umpire, an effort to educate ourselves on the human elements who have ultimate decision-making power over some 2,500 Major League Baseball games a year. (All cumulative statistics are through the 2011 season, unless otherwise stated.) » 6/19/12 3:00pm 6/19/12 3:00pm