Thursday, October 13, 2011


My season is finally over, so I have been able to watch some MLB umpires on television. I just finished watching Game 4 of the NLCS. Who won? Who cares! The officiating in this game was outstanding!

Here is the crew: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Gary Darling. LF: Tim Timmons. RF: Sam Holbrook.
Everitt struggled with a few pitches, and the jabberheads on Fox had a few words, but over-all Everitt had a solid game. He also had an outstanding call at the plate! Everitt took a foul ball to the bicep in the 5th, but soldiered on. 

Timmons made a tough fair call on a double down the LF line.

Miller made a great step adjustment on a off-line tag play at 1B.

But Gary Darling stole the show in the 7th when F1 tried to circumvent the rules by staying in a set position during a time out. Darling killed the play before the pitch. What OUTSTANDING game management to prevent a CF. IMO the umpire crew owes Darling a steak dinner.

Great job and a pleasure to watch.


Anonymous said...

Which rule would F1 have violated by staying in the stretch during the dead ball?

Pete Reiser said...

Try this link

Anonymous said...

yes it was a good call at the plate..but he didnt have a great game calling strikes and balls..overall at best he was ok