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Old Wed Jun 24, 2009, 05:48pm
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Old but interesting article on MLB umpires

This is an article from 1998 about MLB umpires and comments from managers, umpires and players. I found it to be a good read, and thought I would pass it along. Sorry if you've seen it before, but I wanted to share it with the gang here.

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Old Wed Jun 24, 2009, 06:18pm
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The recent string of articles getting posted here prompted me to do some digging...

Here's a slightly older and less interesting article on umpires from the September 17, 1997 issue of Baseball Weekly's "Clubhouse" section: Young umpires learn game, gain respect.

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Old Wed Jun 24, 2009, 06:23pm
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"After Game Five of last year's NLCS, several Braves estimated that Gregg was calling strikes that were as much as 18 inches off the plate."

I remember vaguely watching this game, but don't remember it that well. A foot and a half off the plate? Really?
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Old Wed Jun 24, 2009, 06:28pm
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"After Game Five of last year's NLCS, several Braves estimated that Gregg was calling strikes that were as much as 18 inches off the plate."

I remember vaguely watching this game, but don't remember it that well. A foot and a half off the plate? Really?
Remember, these are Braves players here. They have their wives convinced that 6 inches is really 10!.
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The recent string of articles getting posted here prompted me to do some digging...

Here's a slightly older and less interesting article on umpires from the September 17, 2007 issue of Baseball Weekly's "Clubhouse" section: Young umpires learn game, gain respect.
I wouldn't say it's less interesting. I thought you did quite well in the interview.
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