Carlos Santana Was Out By Six Feet, Except That Umpire Jim Wolf Is…

Most of the time, umpiring is really easy, like this play from last night's Reds-Indians game. Joey Votto scoops up the grounder on the first base side and throws it to shortstop Zach Cozart, who's covering second. Carlos Santana basically gives up on sliding into the base, because he recognizes, being a baseball… » 6/21/12 9:30am 6/21/12 9:30am

Better Know An Umpire: Jim Wolf

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.) » 6/11/12 1:45pm 6/11/12 1:45pm