Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.
Major League Baseball announced the crew Monday, a day before San Francisco and Kansas City meet in Game 1.
Hunter Wendelstedt, Jerry Meals, Jim Reynolds and Eric Cooper will call their first Series. Ted Barrett and Jeff Nelson also are on...
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10 days ago
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...
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February 13, 2014
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...
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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...
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.
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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...
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...
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October 14, 2012
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.
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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...
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.