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  1. Rangers (justifiably) dislike transfer rule

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The replay umpires made the right call in the sixth inning of the Texas Rangers' 7-1 loss Monday to the Seattle Mariners, when they invoked the transfer rule. It was the right call, but it's the wrong rule. Just ask Rangers mana...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Slow trot, hand signs part of replay strategy

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington started to sprint toward umpire Jim Joyce in the sixth inning of Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Phillies and slowed himself down. Washington was rushing out to argue a call and determine whether to ch...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Blown call helps, but MLB needs replay ump

    Richard Durrett

    I'm sure by now you've seen the home run that was not called a home run in Cleveland in the ninth inning Wednesday night. Instead of a double for Adam Rosales, it should have been a homer that tied the score for the Oakland A's. But after replay, whi...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  4. Surprise Six: Games begin (sort of)

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It wasn't Cactus League action, but we did have a baseball game with umpires Tuesday. The intrasquad game gave the pitchers a chance to face hitters without any L-screens or cages around. Six things of note from today: 1. Wa...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. Lineups: First intrasquad game of spring

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first Texas Rangers baseball game of the 2013 season is today. Sure, it's just an intrasquad game that likely won't last more than six full innings, but there will be umpires and it's going to be played like a regular game. So ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. Umpire: Ejection was for throwing at head

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Home plate umpire Wally Bell said that he ejected Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond in the third inning because he felt he was throwing at Josh Hamilton's head. Diamond's pitch ended up going behind Hamilton. "Any time in a...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  7. Ian Kinsler: 'I said something I wasn't supposed to say'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler didn't want to get into details about what caused his ejection in the first inning of Tuesday's game, but he said something umpire Tim Tschida didn't care to hear. Kinsler was ejected af...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. Buzz: Meeting was happening win or lose

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said as soon as Elvis Andrus didn't make the throw to first and instead started arguing with the umpire in the seventh inning of Saturday's 3-2 loss, that a team meeting was necessary. And the s...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  9. Surprise Six: Let's play games, folks

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- After a week and a half of drills and batting practice, the Texas Rangers finally got in some game action Thursday. Sure, it was just intrasquad. But there were umpires and plenty of action and the players got into it (Elvis Andrus...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  10. Yorvit Torrealba apologizes for incident

    Richard Durrett

    Yorvit Torrealba issued a statement in regards to the incident in Venezuela. He was suspended 66 games for smacking an umpire in the facemask during Friday's game. Here is the statement: "I wanted to express my sincere apologies to all parties...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  11. Texas Rangers' Yorvit Torrealba suspended 66 games in Venezuela f...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended 66 games by the Venezuelan League for hitting an ump.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  12. Rangers looking into Torrealba incident

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the club is aware of the incident involving backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba smacking an umpire in Venezuela in the facemask. "We don't have all the details yet but will look into it," Daniels said. In ca...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  13. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wants r...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers manager Ron Washington said Sunday that he would be in favor of some sort of expanded instant replay in the World Series, but not in the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  14. Umpire admits he messed up call

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers weren't blaming first-base umpire Ron Kulpa's bad call on the 16-7 loss to the Cardinals in Game 3. That's tough to do when the opponent scores the equivalent of two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. "We have ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  15. Umpires set: Jerry Layne is crew chief

    Richard Durrett

    ST. LOUIS -- Major League Baseball has determined the umpire crew for the 107th World Series and Jerry Layne, a 23-year big league umpire, will be the crew chief and handle the duties behind the plate for Game 1 at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night. L...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  16. Umpires set for the ALCS

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- MLB has set the umpires for the AL Championship Series. Here you go: The crew chief is Tim Welke, a 28-year Major League Umpire. He'll be behind the plate for Game 1. Welke has had 17 postseason assignments in his career. His c...

    Blog | October 07, 2011