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New Twists for Umpire Interference

Crazy Play That Happened in Dominican Republic Winter Ball The following play occurred in late November in a Dominican Republic winter league game between Gigantes and Toros. Gigantes had a runner on first when the batter hit a scorching line drive over the center fielder’s head. While the four umpires were rotating, the plate umpire […]

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Good Ball/Strike Positioning Has Other Benefits

One of the tragedies, I feel, from watching amateur plate umpires, is that they are so reluctant or hesitant to get “into the slot” for properly seeing pitches – and all the other things that can happen at the plate. By the “slot” I mean that if you are standing on the line from the […]