“What makes an umpire?’” Ernie Stewart, a former major league ump, once asked. “First of all, you must have judgment… It isn’t something that you develop; it’s something that is God-given.”
Tim Anderson’s suspension has once again shed light on MLB’s inconsistent and often unexplained enforcement of how minority players speak.
Recapping what’s up with the pennant race, along with what’s up with umpire Laz Diaz, who doesn’t seem to be getting along with others.
The universal strike zone definition is so basic and fundamental to postgame data analytics that it requires an industry accepted standard definition.
Baseball is clumsily seeking to add to its rulebook.
Is the world ready for robot umpires?