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Gil Imber
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Umpire Appreciation Night Coming to MiLB Ballpark
Umpire Appreciation Night: Utopian officiating fantasy or 2017 reality? The Charleston RiverDogs Minor League Baseball team will bring the promotion to the ballpark on Saturday, July 22, complete with a limited edition umpire "bobble-wrist" figurine giveawa...

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Batman Bellino and Officiating T-Shirt Traditions
Is Dan Bellino secretly Batman? Spotted wearing a Batman logo t-shirt underneath his black umpire uniform polo in Houston this week, Bellino's potential superhero allegiance adds another wrinkle to the age-old question of what to wear underneath an officiat...

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MLB Ejection 102 - Dan Bellino (1; Mel Stottlemyer)
HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Mariners Pitching Coach Mel Stottlemyer Jr. (balls/strikes) in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Mariners-Astros game. With one out and none on, Mariners batter Alex Bregman took a 3-1 fastball from Mariners pitcher Sam Gavig...

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MLB Ejection 101 - Bill Welke (6; Kevin Cash)
HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Rays Manager Kevin Cash (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With none out and one on (R1), Rays batter Steven Souza Jr. took a 3-2 fastball from A's pitcher Chris Smith for a called...

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MLB Ejections 099-100 - Mike Muchlinski (3-4; MIL x2)
HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski ejected Brewers 3B Travis Shaw and Manager Craig Counsell (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Pirates game. With none out and none on, Shaw took a 3-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher Daniel Hudson fo...

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MiLB Ejection - Ryan Additon (Yoan Moncada)
What are fill-in umpires up to when not working MLB games? Minor league ejections, naturally... Ryan Additon ejects Moncada for helmet toss. Though ejections are one of many  aspects of umpiring that the fill-in class hones down on the farm, they are illust...

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Case Play 2017-8 - Batter Interferes with Strike 3
Prior to ejection, Rays batter Tim Beckham tangled with A's catcher Bruce Maxwell during an uncaught third strike situation, ultimately resulting in Beckham's safe arrival at first base after Maxwell was unable to throw him out. Is Beckham's tripping an int...

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MLB Ejection 098 - Lance Barrett (1; Tim Beckham)
HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected Rays 2B Tim Beckham (strike three call) in the top of the 4th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With one out and none on, Beckham took a 0-2 slider from A's pitcher Daniel Gossett for a called third strike. Replays indicate ...

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MLB Denies Boston's Protest, Interference No-Call Upheld
As predicted, MLB denied Boston's protest of an interference no-call during Saturday's Yankees-Red Sox game, according to Boston Manager John Farrell, who continued to state his belief that the protested play constituted interference—an argument that appare...

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Injury Scout - Flying Bat Clips Chris Segal in Head
Josh Donaldson lost control of his bat, its flying barrel hitting the top of HP Umpire Chris Segal's mask/head. Christian Vazquez & Jordan Baker assist Segal. With one out and one on in the top of the 1st inning, Donaldson fouled off a pitch, losing his gri...
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