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MLB News: Four Long-Time Umpires Retire

Major League Baseball has announced umpires Bob Davidson, John Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, and Tim Welke have retired. Davidson, also known as Balkin’ Bob for his propensity to call balks, began as a National League umpire in 1982. Davidson has long been a controversial umpire, whether it was him being a part of a group that tried to lead an umpire strike, his being the rare umpire...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 hours ago

Four veteran MLB umpires retire; Rob Manfred isn’t ready to bring in robots to call balls & strikes

It was announced on Tuesday that veteran Major League Baseball umpires Bob Davidson, John Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, and Tim Welke are retiring before the 2017 season. After that news was announced, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was asked about his feelings on the league going to an electronic strike zone: Let’s start with the outgoing umpires. This is a group of umpires that have become...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4 new umps as Hirschbeck, Welke, Davidson, Joyce retire

NEW YORK (AP) Jim Joyce has joined John Hirschbeck, Tim Welke and Bob Davidson in retiring from Major League Baseball's umpire staff. The commissioner's office said Tuesday that Adam Hamari, Pat Hoberg, Gabe Morales and Carlos Torres have been promoted to the full-time staff. Hirschbeck, the crew chief in last year's World Series and a big league umpire since 1984, had announced...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Umpires Bob Davidson, John Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, and Tim Welke have retired

Four long-time MLB umpires have retired: Bob Davidson, Bob Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, and Tim Welke.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Astros Manager A.J. Hinch Ejected After Awful Missed Call Leads To Two Runs

People in baseball widely consider Jim Joyce of Major League Baseball’s best umpires, but when he gets one wrong, he really gets it wrong. Joyce had no choice but to eject Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland after Hinch argued a blatant missed call on Joyce’s part. Indians infielder Lonnie Chisenhall tried to check swing on a ball in the dirt...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Home plate ump leaves Marlins-Cardinals game after being hit by foul tip

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Home plate umpire Chad Fairchild left the Marlins-Cardinals game after taking a foul ball off his right forearm in the bottom of the first inning.Jim Joyce moved from first base to the plate and the crew worked a man short Friday night.Fairchild hopped in pain after being injured on Wei-Yin Chen's first pitch to Matt Holliday, the Cardinals third-place hitter. The...
Via Associated Press
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Plate umpire Chad Fairchild leaves after pitch off elbow

ST. LOUIS (AP) Home plate umpire Chad Fairchild left the Marlins-Cardinals game after taking a foul ball off his right forearm in the bottom of the first inning. Jim Joyce moved from first base to the plate and the crew worked a man short Friday night. Fairchild hopped in pain after being injured on Wei-Yin Chen's first pitch to Matt Holliday, the Cardinals third-place hitter...
Via Associated Press
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Rizzo addresses ‘unfortunate incident’ with umpire Jim Joyce Thursday night

NEW YORK — Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said he did, indeed, confront the umpires after his team’s 9-7 loss to the New York Mets Thursday night. Late Thursday, reports percolated of a shouting match between the GM and second base umpire Jim Joyce. Joyce had ruled Daniel Murphy out at first in the […]
Via Nationals Journal
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nats GM gets into shouting match with umpire after game

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo got into a shouting match with umpire Jim Joyce after Thursday's Mets-Nets game at Citi Field, according to a report. The New York Daily News' Christian Red says the encounter led to the men being separated. Red believes they were arguing about a Jayson Werth slide in the top of the 9th. Ump Jim Joyce just got into a shouting match with a Nats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joyce ejects Ausmus after instant replay… But what is the rule?

During last night’s Tigers 4-0 loss to the Angels, manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the third inning by every Tigers fan favorite umpire Jim Joyce. The reason for Ausmus’ second career ejection as a manager was for continuing to argue a call that was apparently supported by instant replay and given a final rule upon. The play in question was Matt Shoemaker’s pick-off of Eugenio...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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