Better Know An Umpire: Phil Cuzzi

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. » 4/03/12 8:00pm 4/03/12 8:00pm

Phil Cuzzi's Career Trajectory Not Exactly A String Of Successes

Phil Cuzzi was once fired as a minor league umpire, and later appealed to the league president while tending bar at a New Jersey hotel. Twins fans could still use a stiff drink. [Augusta Chronicle, via FanHouse] » 10/11/09 4:10pm 10/11/09 4:10pm

Does This Look Foul To You?

Good thing that Major League Baseball adds two extra umpires to cover those close plays down the line in the playoffs. That way no one will have any grounds to complain that a bad call completely ruined their season. » 10/10/09 9:45am 10/10/09 9:45am