Tag Archives: umpires

  • 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 […]

  • 9 Awesome Baseball Manager Tirades We Will Never Forget

    9 Awesome Baseball Manager Tirades We Will Never Forget

    As Lou Piniella lays down his spikes this week and retires from the Cubs, he gives us a legacy to look back on unlike any other active manager. While much of his legacy takes the form of wins, losses, and pennants, there is another quality about Lou that we mustn’t ever forget: the ability to […]

  • Federer The Next Perpetrator Of Tennis Umpire Bashing

    Federer The Next Perpetrator Of Tennis Umpire Bashing

    Total Pro Sports – In case you were busy last night watching two sadly failed upset attempts on Monday Night Football’s opening week double-header, you likely missed one successful underdog story at the US Open men’s final.  What you also missed was another verbal attack on the poor individuals who have been under a great […]

  • Blue Jays Fans Are Also Umpires

    Blue Jays Fans Are Also Umpires

    Total Pro Sports – The Toronto Blue Jays have been having a great season thus far, and we think we know why.  Not only has their hitting and pitching been strong, but they also appear to be getting the calls from the ump behind home plate.