Tag Archives: home plate umpire

  • 15 Comical Umpire Punch-Outs (Videos)

    15 Comical Umpire Punch-Outs (Videos)

    Umpires aren’t supposed to grab headlines. When they do—like when Armando Galarrago was robbed of a perfect game, or when Brett Lawrie blew a gasket a few weeks back—it’s usually because they suck. However, every once in a while, an umpire grabs our attention because he is awesome. And usually, “being awesome” for an umpire […]

  • Check Out This Little League Umpire’s Awesome Punchout Move (Video)

    Check Out This Little League Umpire’s Awesome Punchout Move (Video)

    Umpires have a tough, thankless job. They have to stay completely focused on every pitch while wearing 30 pounds of cumbersome padding, dealing with hecklers in the stands (and dugouts), and getting hit in the nuts by wild pitches. When they do their job poorly, they hear about it from everyone. But when they do […]

  • Yadier Molina Showers Home Plate Umpire With Spit (Video)

    Yadier Molina Showers Home Plate Umpire With Spit (Video)

    When the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers went into extra innings during their game at Miller Park last night, it appeared as though the late night was making Yadir Molina cranky, while home plate umpire Rob Drake was getting tired and probably just wanted to go home.  So when these two conflicting attitudes […]