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JEFF NELSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miller, Nelson promoted to crew chiefs; 7 new umps

Bill Miller and Jeff Nelson have been promoted to crew chiefs by Major League Baseball, which added seven umpires to the big league staff as part of the expansion for increased instant replay. MLB agreed last month to boost the umpire staff by six members, and an additional ump was hired to replace Wally Bell, who died in October of an apparent heart attack. The new members of...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ump expresses regret on botched call

Umpire Jeff Nelson expressed regret on Saturday for making an incorrect call a night earlier, saying it was a play he'd never seen in 25 years. ''That play, your focus goes to the bag, and you watch the foot touch the bag and listen for the ball hitting the mitt. In this case, I ruled the ball was caught by the first baseman, and the ball was actually caught by the pitcher...
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss
WAY OFF BASE

Umpire badly blows double play call

First base umpire Jeff Nelson blew a call in unbelievable fashion on Friday night in Seattle. In the bottom of the second inning, Mariners catcher Jesus Sucre hit a grounder to first baseman Mitch Moreland. Moreland threw to Elvis Andrus at second for one, and Andrus fumbled with the ball before throwing it back to first for the apparent double play. Only that's not what really...
Via The Outside Corner
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

This Is A Double Play

Oh, wait, no it’s not. But it was called that way. Also, Jeff Nelson, the umpire at fault, shouldn’t be confused with the former Yankees and Mariners pitcher who, coincidentally, happens to call Seattle home these days. In other news, the Mariners lost (again), which renders a blunder like this essentially meaningless. [Twitter] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire gets call wrong on bizarre double play in Mariners game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Umpire Jeff Nelson totally butchered a call on a double play ball in the second inning of the Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game on Friday night, giving catcher Jesus Sucre a memorable first career at-bat. Seattle led off the bottom of the second with two singles and had Sucre up with nobody out. Sucre grounded a ball to first baseman Mitch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

A reminder of what Success with Honor is all about

In case you needed a reminder of what Penn State's football culture is all about, here are the latest updates from Penn State's football office... Nearly 50 Members of #PennState Football Team Earn 3.0 GPA or Higher During 2012 Fall Semester: tinyurl.com/ae62q7z — Jeff Nelson (@GoPSUJeff) January 17, 2013 Among the 47 #NittanyLions with a 3.0+ GPA last...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Girardi asks for expanded replay

Joe Girardi could have used a birthday present Sunday: increased instant replay for umpires. The Yankees manager was ejected from Game 2 of the AL championship series on his 48th birthday after arguing a pivotal missed call by second base umpire Jeff Nelson in a 3-0 loss to Detroit that left New York in a 2-0 deficit. Nelson admitted he blew the call on second baseman Robinson...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Umpire delays A's-Mariners game due to empty cup in center field (Video)

Home plate umpire Jeff Nelson called time in the bottom of the eighth inning during Sunday's Oakland A's game against the Seattle Mariners to send a ballboy out to center field to pick up a cup. Seriously. Your browser does not support iframes. The ballboy had to run all the way from right field to get the cup. They could have saved some time by having Mariners center...
Via Holdout Sports
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn State Confirms Bill O'Brien Hire via Twitter

About 24 hours later, Penn State's Jeff Nelson took to Twitter to announce the college football world's worst kept secret. Also, the Big Ten Network has released information about the scheduled press conference (before Penn State confirms). The press conference will be held Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. and will be carried on Big Ten Network and their website. Follow Nittany...
Via Nittany Lions Den
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

W. Volleyball. Stevens: Nelson's Netters Face The Odds In Chase Of MW Title

Coach Jeff Nelson's Lobos are facing stiff odds in the Mountain West Volleyball Tournament being played Friday thru Sunday in Johnson Center. The No. 5 seed Lobos likely will have to post three upsets in order to grab MW's automatic NCAA bid.
Via New Mexico Athletics
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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