Matt McBride comes up big in win

Colorado 5, Kansas City 2 When: 8:40 PM ET, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 78° Umpires: Home – Jeff Nelson, 1B – Scott Barry, 2B – Lazaro Diaz, 3B – Mark Carlson Attendance: 28834 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 5, Royals 2: Matt McBride belted his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa cruised through eight innings as host...
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Rockies waste solid start by Matzek

Kansas City 7, Colorado 4 When: 8:40 PM ET, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 77° Umpires: Home – Mark Carlson, 1B – Jeff Nelson, 2B – Scott Barry, 3B – Lazaro Diaz Attendance: 30394 By SportsDirect Inc. Royals 7, Rockies 4: Omar Infante drove in four runs and matched a career high with three doubles among his season-high four hits...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francouer, “The Natural”, has been released for the 6th time

Jeff Francouer has been released by the Indians. That makes the 6th professional team in a 10-year career that has let him go. They join the Braves, Mets, Rangers, Royals, and Giants in realizing that just because you have a cannon for an arm doesn’t mean you will always make for a great baseball player. Now the 30-year-old will have to find another team to catch on with. What...
Via College Football Section
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Nelson Agholor returned 2 punts for touchdowns against Cal

USC sophomore Nelson Agholor returned two Cal punts for touchdowns (75,93). The Trojans also blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. Needless to say, the Trojans are blowing out the Bears. Let the Ed Orgeron talk begin. [HT TheBigLead] Related Posts Video: Riley Nelson is the office QB Weekend Recap: Spurrier’s shades, Les Miles gif, Jeff Nelson is blind, Summer in L.A...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State Oversells Students Tickets, Asks For Them Back

Penn State is excited for their game against their game against Michigan on Saturday. A little too excited. Penn State Athletics oversold the student section tickets for the annual White Out game on October 12 and the university has asked that some students kindly hand-in their highly coveted tickets with a trade-in program. Onward State details the trade-in options: According to...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Run support not the problem, Mariners lose 11-8

Slugfest The Mariners managed to crush the ball early on and jump out to a lead, but the Boston bats got to Iwakuma and tallied five home runs en route to a game two victory. Boston 11, Seattle 8 When: 10:10 PM ET, Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 79° Umpires: Home – Jim Joyce, 1B – Cory Blaser, 2B – Jeff Nelson, 3B – Ed...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State, Maryland to play 2015 game in Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium

Todya was big news for Penn State football, with the 2015 Big Ten schedule being released. But the schedule just got  alittle more interesting. Penn State's 2015 game against Maryland will be played in the home of the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. The Big Ten East Division contest between traditional regional rivals Penn State and Maryland will be played in...
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June 03, 2013  |  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...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ump expresses regret on botched call

Umpire Jeff Nelson expressed regret for making an incorrect call Friday night, saying it was a play he'd never seen in 25 years.
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Successfully Pull The Wool Over The Umpires’ Eyes

You have to give the Texas Rangers credit for pulling a fast one on the umpire’s Friday night in Seattle. Seattle’s Jesus Sucre did his best to not be the second out of a double play after his grounder. After successfully converting the force out at second base, Elvis Andrus tossed the ball to first but the ball was intercepted by Texas pitcher Justin Grimm. Mitch Moreland...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Umps miss call in bizarre fashion

At this point, it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire. The latest gaffe might have been the worst of all. On Friday, the Texas Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire finds new way to blow call, cannot discriminate who caught ball

Another rough on for Blue, as this time, on a 3-6-3 double play ball.  The throw beats Seattle Mariners runner Jesus Sucre to the bag, but the player (Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland) with his foot on the bag doesn’t actually ever possess the ball.  The pitcher who was scrambling to cover, Justin Grimm, snagged the ball before it hit Moreland’s glove.  Jeff Nelson...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Umpires Blow Double Play Call in Rangers-Mariners Game As Pitcher Bizarrely Intercepts First Baseman (Video)

At this point it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire. The latest gaffe might be the worst of all. The Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to bizarrely intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought Moreland...
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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
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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...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dollars & Sense: Attendance Down, Expanded Replay Moving Forward Slowly

Some weeks, there are major developments in the business of baseball — like a team signing a new local TV contract. Some weeks, there are little developments on the big developments. My posts tend to focus on the big developments, but that leaves you in the dark on the little developments, unless those little developments become big developments down the road. Dollars & Sense...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

On This Day in History | 1998

4/24/1998 | Steinbrenner joins hard hat-wearing fans in loge section 22 in the first game back at the Stadium since the beam fell (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) On this day 15 years ago the Yankees were forced to play a home game across the river at Shea Stadium, two days after a 500-pound concrete and steel beam fell from beneath the upper deck. The beam obliterated a seat and...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooks Baseball best site for every pitch thrown

If you want to find anything about how any pitch crossed the plate the best site to use is Brooks I met Dan Brooks in 2009, and his site is something that each team should probably pay for, but Dan offers his data free for all to use. BrooksBaseball gives all fans a number to use, that you will not find anywhere else That is the speed that each pitch crosses the plate...
Via 60ft6in
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Things are hectic for Brown

Ozen High School head coach Jeff Nelson discussed the recruitment of five-star Tony Brown today with TSD. Nelson explained that Brown has a top list of schools, one of which has something playing in it's favor.
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Morse is latest once and future Mariner

The Seattle Mariners have a long history of dipping back into their past -- pitchers Jeff Nelson and Norm Charlton as well as outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. and Raul Ibanez have all had two or more turns in Seattle. The same is now true for Mike Morse, who recently came to the Mariners as part of a three-team trade with the Washington Nationals and the Oakland A's. The difference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 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: — Jeff Nelson (@GoPSUJeff) January 17, 2013 Among the 47 #NittanyLions with a 3.0+ GPA last...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB considering expansion of instant replay

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Baseball is considering a broader expansion of video review for umpires than first discussed. Instant replay in baseball began in August 2008 and has been limited to checking whether potential home runs were fair or cleared over fences. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has been saying since early 2011 he wants to expand it to two additional...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Girardi calls for instant replay after ump's blunder

It may sound like a case of sour grapes or even an excuse for the New York Yankees loss to a better Detroit Tigers team, but the shouts for expansion of instant replay in MLB just got another loud proponent in Joe Girardi. The Yankees manager called on baseball to expand its use of replay after two badly officiated calls went against New York in the first two games of the American...
Via The Other Paper
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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