MLB Suspends Umpire Bob Davidson For "Repeated Violations Of Situation…

In what's almost certainly a response to his repeated instances of "Fuck You, Charlie" during an incident at Tuesday's Astros-Phillies game, Major League Baseball has suspended umpire Bob Davidson for one game. The press release reads: » 5/18/12 12:15pm 5/18/12 12:15pm

Bob Davidson's Ejection Of Charlie Manuel Today Featured More F-Bombs…

Umpire Bob Davidson added insult to injury for the Phillies today when, after obstructing catcher Brian Schneider's attempts to retrieve a dropped third strike from hurler Cliff Lee, he ejected Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel—leading to a fierce, "fuck"-filled argument in the eighth inning of today's game against… » 5/15/12 3:41pm 5/15/12 3:41pm

Better Know An Umpire: Bob Davidson

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. » 4/04/12 1:00pm 4/04/12 1:00pm

Nomar Garciaparra Appears To Have Drowned Himself In A Sea Of Cliches

Your morning roundup for Aug. 4, the day Dollywood offered a refund to a couple of lesbians. H/T to Adam for the video clip. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 8/04/11 10:17am 8/04/11 10:17am

Last Night's Winner: The Case For Robot Umpires

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the fallibility of man, or at least of third base umpire Bob Davidson, whose blown call cost the Marlins the game. » 8/06/10 9:30am 8/06/10 9:30am