Torii Hunter Accidentally Drills An Umpire In The Head With His Cleat

What a shitty season for umpire Greg Gibson. First, he gets a Stephen Strasburg fastball to the crotch in April. Now, he's actually in the correct position (as far as I can tell) for making the call on Torii Hunter's attempt to score last night, only to have Hunter's cleat roll up and clip him right above his left eye. … » 8/16/12 9:30am 8/16/12 9:30am

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

Umpire Greg Gibson Took A Stephen Strasburg Fastball To The Crotch

Ump Greg Gibson, behind the plate for today's Nats-Marlins matchup, was in a Very Bad Place today when Wilson Ramos mishandled a Stephen Strasburg fastball and deflected it right into Gibson's groin area. Gibson bounced back rather quickly—most MLB umps wear cups when working the plate, after all—but that doesn't… » 4/21/12 1:53pm 4/21/12 1:53pm