Tag Archives: umpire

  • Little League Ump from the Bahamas Performs Funky Dances Between Pitches (Video)

    Little League Ump from the Bahamas Performs Funky Dances Between Pitches (Video)

    In case the differences in cultures weren’t apparent between the Caribbean, especially laid-back Bahamas, and those stiff, uptight Americans, look no further than the way our umpires move. In America, they…they don’t move. They sit there, and the most we’ll get out of them is a gruff “Yerrr out!”—if we’re lucky. It’s pretty oppressive. In […]

  • Umpire Gives Most Over-the-Top Strikeout Calls Ever (Video)

    Umpire Gives Most Over-the-Top Strikeout Calls Ever (Video)

    Being an umpire in what appears to be a rural high school league is probably not the most glamorous gig. Angry parents yell at you, it’s hot, and you’re relatively anonymous. Well, this umpire is anything but anonymous. In an exhibition that harkens back to Leslie Nielsen’s undercover umpire duty in The Naked Gun, this guy […]

  • Jays Manager John Gibbons Gives Us the MLB’s First Replay Challenge (Video)

    Jays Manager John Gibbons Gives Us the MLB’s First Replay Challenge (Video)

    During the off-season, Major League Baseball instituted new rules and technology that would allow managers to challenge an expanded number of calls on the field through the use of video replay.  This new rule made it’s debut today, and during a Grapefruit League battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins, Jays manager […]

  • Torii Hunter KO’s Umpire During Play At The Plate (Video)

    Torii Hunter KO’s Umpire During Play At The Plate (Video)

    This year hasn’t been a kind one for baseball umpires.  Thus far they’ve had to absorb abuse from a variety of different individuals in a variety of different manners, from being hit with bats, helmets and balls, to withstanding the intense verbal abuse of an angry coach. And now we have another form of abuse […]

  • Umpire Jeff Kellogg Tackled A Streaker (Video)

    Umpire Jeff Kellogg Tackled A Streaker (Video)

    It appears as though security guards at the home stadiums of a few AL East teams were given Friday night off, as they certainly didn’t appear to be too concerned with keeping the fans at Yankee Stadium and Camden Yards in check.  And while that resulted in a rather entertaining two-round fight between female fans […]

  • Umpire Takes A Stephen Strrasburg 96 MPH Fastball To The Groin (Video)

    Umpire Takes A Stephen Strrasburg 96 MPH Fastball To The Groin (Video)

    Stephen Strasburg continued his impressive start to the 2012 MLB season on Saturday, as he allowed four hits and no earned runs through six innings of work during the Washington Nationals’ 3-2 extra innings victory over the Florida Marlins.  It was his fourth start of the season, and he threw 60 of his 94 pitches […]

  • Yorvit Torrealba Suspended In Venezuela For Punching Umpire In Face (Video)

    Yorvit Torrealba Suspended In Venezuela For Punching Umpire In Face (Video)

    It appears as though Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba is still upset about losing the 2011 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.  And he is taking his anger out on the Venezuelan umpires. While playing for the Caracas Lions of Venezuela’s professional baseball league during the MLB offseason, Torrealba had some […]

  • Umpire John Hirschbeck Takes A Ball To The Groin (Video)

    Umpire John Hirschbeck Takes A Ball To The Groin (Video)

    To every baseball fan who has ever wished the worst upon an umpire following a game-breaking blown call, the following video of umpire John Hirschbeck taking a ball to the groin during yesterday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates should help provide you with some closure. Hirschbeck remained on the ground for […]