Brian O'Nora Is A Tough Sonofabitch

Home plate ump Brian O'Nora took a ball right in the throat protector during the seventh inning of last night's game. After gathering himself, and making sure his larynx hadn't been crushed, his first words were: "That's ball four." » 8/19/13 11:36am 8/19/13 11:36am

Brian O'Nora Was Probably Puking Because He Swallowed His Chew

The Mets and Phillies experienced a brief delay in the first inning last night thanks to what is being variously described as Brian O'Nora's "flu like symptoms" or "illness." In all likelihood, however, the delay was probably due to Brian O'Nora vomiting up his chewing tabacco. » 4/27/13 12:20pm 4/27/13 12:20pm

Better Know An Umpire: Brian O'Nora

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. » 4/05/12 12:00pm 4/05/12 12:00pm