Lance Barrett Tosses A.J. Pierzynski And Robin Ventura, Shameless…

"Lance Barrett's just stunk the joint up, is all he's done, that's all he's done...he's terrible." Hawk, you might recall, got into a bit of a pickle when he referred to umpire Mark Wegner as "brutal" and "totally absurd" while questioning his baseball knowledge. He got a stern talking to from Bud Selig and everyone moved… » 8/26/12 10:00am 8/26/12 10:00am

Better Know An Umpire: Mark Wegner

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.) » 6/28/12 3:00pm 6/28/12 3:00pm

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson Melts Down After White Sox Pitcher Ejected For…

This week's Rays-White Sox series in St. Petersburg has been contentious after Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski's suspicious slide yesterday led to him being plunked by Rays pitcher Alex Cobb today. When Jose Quintana attempted to return the favor—or perhaps just send another message—to Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist later in … » 5/30/12 2:43pm 5/30/12 2:43pm