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TORONTO, CANADA: Boston Red Sox infielder Brian Daubach (BACK) collides with Toronto Blue Jays' catcher Ken Huckaby (FRONT) at the plate during second inning AL action 11 July 2002 in Toronto, Canada. Daubach was out on the inning ending play. AFP PHOTO/J.P. Moczulski (Photo credit should read J.P. MOCZULSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

New MLB Home Plate Collision Rule Leaves Open Exceptions

Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner’s direct path to home plate.

02/24/2014

Home plate umpire Derryl Cousins (R) tosses Clevel

MLB Owners Vote To Expand Instant Replay

Major League Baseball owners have voted to move ahead with a vast expansion on instant replay next season.

11/14/2013

Richie Phillips (L), general counsel to the Major

Richie Phillips Dies At 72; Led Umpires, NBA Refs

Richie Phillips, a hard-charging negotiator for NBA referees and Major League Baseball umpires, has died. He was 72.

06/04/2013

Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

MLB Hoping For Large Replay Expansion In 2014

Major League Baseball appears set for a vast expansion of video review by umpires in 2014

05/16/2013

Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

MLB Says Umpires Blew Home Run Call, Won’t Reverse It

MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the Indians and Athletics.

05/09/2013

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Larry Andersen Calls MLB Umpires “Arrogant And Inconsistent”

Larry Andersen says current MLB umpires are arrogant.

Sportsradio 94WIP–02/09/2012

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Only 3 Umpires Work Phillies-Mets Game

The game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets was short one Umpire on Sunday because Wally Bell was not at the ballpark.

05/29/2011