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  1. V-Mart displaying the value of experience

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Victor Martinez's walk from the on-deck circle to home plate is deliberate, a steady and unhurried amble. His walk-up music finishes, the pitcher, catcher and umpire wait, but Martinez will not be rushed. Ever. He gets in the box when he i...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  2. Crowd seemed to sway the umps

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- For years, showing instant replay of a controversial calls on the big screen in major league ballparks has been verboten, with the theory being that a wrong decision by an umpire might spur fan wrath that could spill onto the field. Som...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  3. Boston has bigger concerns than umpire

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Red Sox spent their Saturday aiming eye-rolls and pejoratives at plate umpire Joe West, in a game they would finish with one hit and 17 strikeouts. Most hitters in the lineup, in fact, had something to say at one time or another. David O...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  4. What to do with Andre Ethier?

    Buster Olney

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers want alternatives to outfielder Andre Ethier from their minor league system, they've got them. Yasiel Puig has made an enormous impression with his energy and with how hard he plays. However, he also has demonstrated an ina...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  5. Joe West and Jim Joyce among the best umpires in baseball - MLB

    Manny Acta

    Manny Acta explains how technology has changed the game in a way fans don't see, and gives a list of his 10 best umps in the game.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  6. Will MLB hold umps accountable?

    Buster Olney

    The look and tone that Angels manager Mike Scioscia aimed at the umpires in Houston on Thursday night reminded you of a third-grade teacher admonishing students over a paper airplane thrown across the room. Scioscia's language, however, was a litt...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  7. Selig should overturn botched call

    Buster Olney

    There really is no gray area with the disputed home run call in the Oakland Athletics-Cleveland Indians game: Upon further review, the umpires still missed an indisputable call on Adam Rosales's long drive to left-center field. There could be exp...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  8. Bud Selig can and should overturn the botched replay review in th...

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig has the power to overturn a blown call like the one in last night's A's-Indians game, and he should use it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  9. Making sense of Price-Hallion incident

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- Peter Woodfork is Major League Baseball's senior vice president of baseball operations, and he was on the podcast talking about what happens when there are incidents involving umpires. After hearing about the eruption between one long...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  10. Making sense of Sunday's incident between David Price and umpire ...

    Buster Olney

    David Price and umpire Tom Hallion had a war of words on Sunday, and it's likely that one of them will end up being disciplined by MLB. Buster Olney explains.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  11. Jose Bautista's umpire battles

    Buster Olney

    In the first inning of the worst spring training game ever last month, Jose Bautista took a pitch that may have been a little high, maybe a little outside, for strike two. He walked away from home plate, disgusted. Never mind that the Blue Jays had ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  12. Jose Bautista's struggle with umpires headed in bad direction - M...

    Buster Olney

    Unless Jose Bautista can get his feelings about umpires under control, Buster Olney writes that his constant complaining could hurt the slugger.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  13. A solution to Girardi's replay request

    Buster Olney

    There is a baseball rule, 9.01 (c), that gives umpires discretion to deal with situations not anticipated: Each umpire has the authority to rule on any point not covered in these rules. The reason this was created, of course, is because stuff happen...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  14. Major League Baseball needs to fully embrace instant replay - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    After a crucial call was missed in Game 2 of the ALCS -- one that led to the ejection of Joe Girardi -- the Yankees manager called for more instant replay. As Buster Olney writes, it's time for MLB to take the necessary steps to embrace the technology.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  15. In cases of PED suspensions, there is always collateral damage - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that by the time PED suspensions are handed down, as was the case this week with Melky Cabrera, the collateral damage has already taken place.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2012
  16. The Dodgers' public meltdown

    Buster Olney

    I watched most of the Dodgers-Pirates game Thursday, including all of the anger between the L.A. traveling party and home plate umpire, and was reminded of one of the crucial elements of being a parent: You have to know when to walk away and ignore t...

    Blog | August 17, 2012