Text of MLB obstruction rule cited in World Series

Text of Major League Baseball's obstruction rule, cited by third base umpire Jim Joyce in the ninth inning of Game 3 in the World Series on Saturday night. The play gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. --- Rule 7.06. When obstruction occurs, the umpire shall call or signal ''Obstruction.'' (a) If a play is being made on the obstructed...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Joyce Calls Obstruction on Will Middlebrooks, Cardinals Win Game 3 of World Series

Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce is a nice guy. He’s also been voted the game’s best umpire. But after what happened Saturday night in St. Louis in Game 3 of the World Series, he’s now the only umpire in MLB history to erase a perfect game with a blown call and to end a World Series game on an obstruction call. Joyce’s call in the bottom of the ninth Saturday sealed...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals win Game 3 on controversial obstruction call

The St. Louis Cardinals took a two games to one lead in the World Series after a walk off win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3. To say it was a walk off is putting it lightly. Allen Craig who had a pinch hit double earlier in the ninth inning scored following an obstruction call by home plate umpire Jim Joyce. Joyce ruled that Craig’s progress to home plate was impeded by Red...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Crew Chief John Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, Bill Miller Among World Series Umpire Crew

BOSTON – John Hirschbeck will umpire his fourth World Series and will be crew chief for the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Hirschbeck will be behind the plate for Wednesday night’s opener at Fenway Park, with Mark Wegner at first, Dana DeMuth at second, Paul Emmel at third, Bill Miller in left and Jim Joyce in right. Hirschbeck also worked the...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves 3B Chris Johnson tapes mouth shut as 'apology' to umpire Jim Joyce (Video)

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected in the third inning of Saturday's game by home plate umpire Jim Joyce for arguing balls and strikes. With Joyce serving as the third base umpire in Sunday's game, that could have made things really awkward for Johnson. However, Joyce took a different approach to ease the situation. Read more » Visit us at holdoutsports...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire Joyce misses call at 1st base in NLDS

It's another umpiring call that went the St. Louis Cardinals way this postseason.And it's not the first time TV replays show umpire Jim Joyce missed a call at first base.Joyce ruled Nationals batter Danny Espinosa out when he bunted with a runner on and no outs in the second inning of Wednesday's Game 3 of Washington's NL division series against St. Louis. Nationals...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Umpire Joyce credited for life-saving effort

Umpire Jim Joyce is being credited with taking quick action to help save the life of a food service worker who collapsed of an apparent heart attack at Chase Field. Russ Amaral, vice president of ballpark operations, says Joyce happened to be walking past Jayne Powers when she collapsed before Monday night's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins. After deciding...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Joyce Sings 'Staying Alive' While Giving Woman Life-Saving CPR Before Umpiring Game

If you're still holding out on liking Jim Joyce, then you're about out of excuses. The umpire most famous for blowing the call on Armando Galarraga's would-be perfect game made headlines again on Monday, this time for all the right reasons -- for saving a woman's life. Joyce was walking down a ramp leading to the umpire's dressing room in Arizona when stadium...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Umpire Joyce's first call Monday saves a life

PHOENIX Umpires seldom get much praise, but Jim Joyce changed that Monday. Joyces first call saved a life. Joyce has been credited with keeping Chase Field employee Jayne Powers alive after she suffered an apparent heart attack about 90 minutes before the Diamondbacks played Miami on Monday. Powers collapsed in a hallway near the umpires dressing room, and Joyce, the first...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Umpire Joyce uses CPR to save a life

Major-league umpire Jim Joyce may have saved the life of an Arizona Diamondbacks employee by administering CPR before Monday's game, CBSSports.com reported. About 90 minutes before the game, Joyce, 56, and the other umpires were walking up the tunnel leading to the umpires' dressing room at the Diamondbacks stadium when they saw a woman on the ground having a seizure. ...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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