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May 2, 2014

What You Need to Know

A Busy Thursday in Baseball

by Daniel Rathman


The Thursday Takeaway
Everyone is entitled to a bad day at the office, every now and then. Even umpires.

Crew chief Tim Welke—who, with 29 years and more than 4,000 major-league games under his belt, is one of the most experienced umpires in baseball—had a bad day on Thursday. And a long one, too.

It was cold and miserable at Target Field. The Twins were starting Mike Pelfrey and Kris Johnson; the Dodgers had Red Patterson going in the nightcap. All of these things contributed to the eight hours and 12 minutes of sometimes-ugly baseball that Welke was responsible for overseeing. None of them would serve as an adequate excuse when he struggled to do so.

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