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Last night, Bob Davidson screwed up a double switch in the Cardinals-Marlins game, costing the Cardinals Allen Craig for an inning. It was another in a long line of umpire mishaps that will only increase the calls for robot double switchers, though it could've been worse. Davidson admitted that he'd screwed up, and the Cardinals won the game. Dustin Parkes wrote about the incident here. One of the things he wrote was this:

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2010-2011 umpire data and ball/strike charts for the umpire crew for the 2011 NL Championship Series

I worked up some umpire data for Mike Ferrin and the MLB Network Radio show for the National League Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals, and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing the data.

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October 11, 2009 12:23 pm

On the Beat: Post-season Weekend Update

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John Perrotto

Today's Three 'Rs' are Replay, Rangers, and Rocktober, plus skipper shuffling and rumors from around the game.

Phil Cuzzi barely had enough time to mistakenly signal a foul ball when advocates of expanded instant replay started howling for change. Major League Baseball begrudgingly became the last major North American professional sports league to implement the use of television replays to help aid in umpiring calls in August, 2008. Replay reviews are used on boundary calls concerning home runs, and Commissioner Bud Selig had to have his arm twisted almost off to agree to that.

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The infamous Bronx burial sparks a war of words, Lou reflects on his water cooler days, and the feud between Ozzie and Cuzzi spills into the press.

NO PETTY GRUDGE IS TOO SMALL FOR A TRUE STEINBRENNER

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September 30, 2007 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Last Day

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Joe Sheehan

Running commentary and analysis through the day's action, updated as history gets made and destinies forged or broken. Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET

To read Sunday's "regular" column, scroll down past these in-day updates.

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June 4, 2007 12:00 am

Watching the Detectives

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Mike Carminati

Kicking off a series of historical investigations on the impact of different umpires.

"Despite all the nasty things I have said about umpires, I think they're one-hundred percent honest, but I can't for the life of me figure out how they arrive at some of their decisions."
-A's manager Jimmy Dykes

"What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order."
-Mystery writer Phyllis Dorothy "P.D." James



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October 17, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: The Last Doubleheader

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Joe Sheehan

The White Sox advanced to their first World Series since 1959, while the Astros moved closer to their first in franchise history.

Yesterday's games also gave us our first lead changes of the League Championship Series.

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