Tag Archives: umpires

  • MLB Umpire Brad Myers Takes Scorching Line Drive to the Nuts (Video + GIF)

    MLB Umpire Brad Myers Takes Scorching Line Drive to the Nuts (Video + GIF)

    The vast majority of the time, you really don’t even notice where the umpires are on the field during a baseball game. They just kind of blend in and do their jobs. Unfortunately, during yesterday’s spring training game between the Reds and Indians, everyone noticed where third base umpire Brad Myers was. And that’s because […]

  • Wave Goodbye to These Giants Fans (GIF)

    Wave Goodbye to These Giants Fans (GIF)

    This post was supposed to be about an Oakland A’s fan taunting a San Francisco Giants fan who was about to get ejected from last night’s A’s-Giants game. However, all I did was ask one little question and, all of a sudden, it turns into a post about umpire incompetence. Let me explain. You see, […]

  • Viktor Troicki Has a Tennis Tirade for the Ages at the Rome Masters (Video)

    Viktor Troicki Has a Tennis Tirade for the Ages at the Rome Masters (Video)

    Tennis tirades are fairly common. Unlike team sports, where responsibility for wins and losses is shared, in tennis all the pressure falls on one person. And, quite understandably, sometimes they buckle. That being said, some players have become legends for taking tirades to another level. John McEnroe is obviously the best example, and Serena Williams […]

  • Carlos Lee Hit Umpire Joe West In The Head With His Bat (Video)

    Carlos Lee Hit Umpire Joe West In The Head With His Bat (Video)

    Is it just me, or have baseball umpires had it particularly rough this year? To recap, just this season alone, we’ve seen an umpire get hit in the head with a broken bat, punched in the face by Yorvit Torrealba, hit in the junk by a 96 mph Stephen Strasberg fastball, forced to tackle a […]

  • Umpire Jerry Layne Hit In Head With Broken Bat (Video)

    Umpire Jerry Layne Hit In Head With Broken Bat (Video)

    Has it seemed to you like there are a lot more broken bats in baseball lately? Well, you’re not crazy. These days, the majority of players have ditched old-fashioned ash bats in favor of lighter maple bats. Unfortunately, whereas the former were practically indestructible, the latter will shatter into a hundred pieces if you look […]

  • 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 […]