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  1. Ben Lindbergh on the possibility of machines replacing umpires

    Ben Lindbergh

    Even though the MLB schedule is now computerized, don't expect the guy behind the plate to be replaced anytime soon.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  2. What the MLB Needs to Get Right About Instant Replay

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball writers, as a population, tend to have a few hobbies in common. Not everyone's the same, of course, but if you get a bunch in the same place, you can probably strike up a conversation about craft beer, or finding creative new ways to define ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  3. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    After a slow start, Mike Trout is delivering a worthy encore performance to his historic rookie season.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2013
  4. Umpire Jerry Meals Answers James Lipton's 10 Questions

    Shane Ryan

    If you were zoned out in a football stupor this past weekend, you missed Jerry Meals unleashing one of the worst calls of the MLB season. On Saturday, the Yankees trailed the Orioles 5-4 in the top of the ninth at Camden Yards, and it was a big, big ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  5. It's Always Sunny in Tampa St. Petersburg

    Jonah Keri

    It all happened in a flash. Alex Cobb fired a high, two-strike fastball to Yoenis Cespedes. The pitch might've been a ball, but Jose Molina subtly guided it back into the strike zone, enough to lure home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza into a game-ending ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. The Red Sox return to the top 10, while the Angels make even grea...

    Jonah Keri

    The lack of a balanced schedule takes its toll on our rankings.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  7. Is Brett Lawrie the Boston Tea Party of the Robot Umpire Revoluti...

    Shane Ryan

    The Scene: Tuesday evening, ninth inning, classic Jays vs. Rays derby in the historic Rogers Centre. So much animosity. So much history. Greatest rivalry in sports. One out, Rays leading 4-3, and Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is at the dish with a ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  8. Baseball Umpires' Nightly Nightmare

    Jonah Keri

    Minor league umpires are much like minor league players. When they finally get a chance to prove their stuff in the big leagues, they want to succeed. The biggest difference is, when a player gets the call he wants to do something spectacular to impr...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  9. Unhappy Meals: Why Tuesday's Disputed Call Proves Nothing

    Jonah Keri

    He may have been safe. I've watched the replay of Michael McKenry's attempted tag on Julio Lugo about 30 times. Replays from different angles. Still photos. Reenactments performed by trained chipmunks. Consensus has it that McKenry's swipe tag cau...

    Blog | July 27, 2011