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  1. Sox's Ventura could face suspension

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The ejection of White Sox manager Robin Ventura Saturday night could lead to a short suspension after an altercation with home-plate umpire Lance Barrett and crew chief Jim Joyce. Ventura was responding to a quick ejection of catcher A.J. ...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  2. Cubs' Clevenger sorry for unusual ejection

    Bruce Levine

    Rookie Chicago Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger said Friday he apologized to manager Dale Sveum for getting ejected during an at-bat when the umpire called a ball during Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. "I can't get thrown out in that situ...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  3. Harrelson reaches out to Wegner

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The feud between White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and major league umpires is over. Harrelson ran afoul of the umpires when he was critical of the way Mark Wegner had thrown out Jose Quintana in Tampa on Wednesday. He called ...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  4. Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson says umpire tirade won't happen again

    Bruce Levine

    After being reprimanded by commissioner Bud Selig, Chicago White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson said a tirade like the one he unleashed on the air against umpire Mark Wegner won't happen again.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  5. Quade ejected for seventh time this year

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was ejected in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros after disputing the umpire's placement of runners after a home run call was reversed to a double. Third base umpire Marty Foster sent Starl...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  6. Cubs walk twice in 13-inning loss

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Bryan LaHair's home run, a 13-inning game and an obvious blown call by first-base umpire Tim Welke will get the headlines, but the real story of Tuesday's loss to the Cincinnatti Reds was the Cubs lack of patience on offense. Before LaHai...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  7. Frustrated Quade ejected, Cubs lose again

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- The newest Cubs' losing trend has taken its toll on the entire team, including manager Mike Quade, who was ejected in the first inning on Sunday. After Aramis Ramirez was rung up by umpire Bill Miller on a questionable called third st...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  8. Chicago Cubs Mike Quade talks to league about his criticism of um...

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs manager Mike Quade talks to league about his criticism of umpires.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  9. A bizarre fan interference call may have cost the Cubs a win in P...

    Bruce Levine

    A bizarre fan interference call may have cost the Cubs a win in Philadelphia.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  10. Dawson earned place in Hall the right way

    Bruce Levine

    Andre Dawson will take his place in baseball history Sunday, becoming the 203rd former major league player to be elected to sports' most famous and important Hall of Fame. In all, 292 ex-players, managers, umpires and executives have been immortal...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  11. MLB investigating West, Guillen incident

    Bruce Levine

    Major League Baseball will investigate the actions that took place in Cleveland on Wednesday when Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buehrle were ejected by umpire Joe West. Read the entire story....

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  12. Major League Baseball investigating Chicago White Sox manager Ozz...

    Bruce Levine

    Major League Baseball is investigating Wednesday's incident involving Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, pitching Mark Buehrle and umpire Joe West.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  13. Zambrano faces suspension

    Bruce Levine

    In the case of Carlos Zambrano, he's more likely to be suspended for his actions after he and home plate umpire Mark Carlson made contact with each other in Wednesday's game. Bob Watson, Major League Baseball's vice president of disciplin...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  14. Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano faces suspension

    Bruce Levine

    Piniella promises to talk to pitcher

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2009
  15. A problem no team wants

    Bruce Levine

    Engaging umpires too often can be a bad sign for a struggling team like the Chicago Cubs. As a general part of my reporting day, I asked numerous players and management people if the latest Milton Bradley dialogue about the umpires and their strike z...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  16. Chicago Cubs should leave the umpires alone

    Bruce Levine

    Arguing with umps can hurt teams like the Cubs

    Blog | Conversation | May 27, 2009