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

You Know, Baseball Really Needs To Do More To Protect Its Umpires

Your morning roundup for July 25, the day we learned of the Russians' plans to invade a beach in Brooklyn. H/T to Dave Littlefield for the video, though we kinda wish it had been from the real Dave Littlefield. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 7/25/11 10:00am 7/25/11 10:00am