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Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Layne leads World Series umpires

Jerry LayneBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Jerry Layne will be behind the plate for Game 1 of the World Series, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

Layne, who is the crew chief, will be working his first World Series since 2005. He'll be joined by Greg Gibson, Alfonso Marquez, Ron Kulpa, Ted Barrett and Gary Cederstrom. Gibson and Kulpa will be in their first World Series, while Marquez was in the 2006 World Series, Barrett 2007 and Cederstrom in 2005 on the crew with Layne.

For Game 1, Gibson ill be at first base, Marquez second, Kulpa third, Barrett in left field and Cederstrom in right

Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter has pitched just two games with Layne behind the plate, one in 2001 and another in 2006. In 2006, Carpenter allowed three unearned runs in six innings with Layne calling balls in strikes. Layne has been behind the plate for Wilson in just two relief appearances totaling 1 1/3 innings in 2006 and 2009.

All six of the umpires worked during the Division Series, with Barrett behind the plate in Game 5 of the Yankees-Tigers series and drawing some criticism for his strike zone. He'll be behind the plate for Game 5 of the World Series.

Kulpa is a native of St. Louis. Marquez was behind the plate for Game 2 of the 2006 World Series, a 3-1 Tigers victory over the Cardinals. Cederstrom was behind the plate for the classic Game 5 of the NLDS this season between the Cardinals and Phillies, with Carpenter outdueling Roy Halladay

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Posted on: August 6, 2010 1:38 am
Edited on: August 6, 2010 1:50 am
 

Bad calls even out for Braves?

Bad calls giveth and bad calls taketh away.

Certainly more than a couple of Braves fans are lamenting Bob Davidson's awful call and the chance for the Braves to add a game to their lead in the National League East, as Davidson gave the Phillies another chance -- and Carlos Ruiz capitalized.

Maybe it's just a case of things evening out for Atlanta. In June, the Braves were on the receiving end of a bad call. Remember Gary Cederstrom admitted he blew a call in a Braves-Tigers game?

With the Braves leading by a run with bases loaded, a full count and two outs in the top of the ninth, Johnny Damon watched what everyone in the park thought was a ball four and a tie game -- except Cederstrom, who called strike three and a Braves victory.

That game was in Atlanta, so there's no guarantee the Tigers win that game even if Damon walks -- but the call still decided the outcome.

Of course, the different between that and Bob Davidson's call was that Cederstrom took Joyce's example and admitted he blew the call, while Davidson continues to stand by his obviously incorrect call.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 27, 2010 3:17 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:49 am
 

Another ump admits he blew call vs. Tigers


Jim Leyland In what is becoming a trend, an umpire admitted to Tigers manager Jim Leyland that he missed a call.

Earlier this year it cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game, Saturday it may have cost the Tigers a victory. Leyland called Gary Cederstrom following Saturday's game-ending called third strike on a full count with bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning of a one-run game.

Replays showed Peter Moylan's pitch to Johnny Damon was well wide of the strike zone.

Leyland talked to reporters before Sunday's game with the Braves and according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News said: "You can't complain about yesterday's breakfast. But I called him after the game and I just said, 'I hope you take a look at the pitch.' He said, 'Well, I kicked it.' I knew that when it happened but watching the replay on television, it was brutal. It's not acceptable, especially in that situation. It's just not acceptable."

Following Saturday's game, Cederstrom told a pool reporter from the Detroit Free Press that he knew he missed the call immediately.

"It was a sweeping pitch, going away from Damon," Cederstrom said. "It looked good coming in, then broke late."

The umpire added: "My timing was fast. Whenever you have fast timing as an umpire, you usually get in trouble."

UPDATE: Leyland was ejected in the fourth inning of Sunday's game for arguing a call at first base. Umpire Fieldin Culbreth called out Justin Verlander at first to complete a double play and Leyland went out to argue the call and was ejected. Cederstrom was at third base and stepped between Leyland and Culbreth before walking back to the dugout with Leyland and Leyland seemed to be giving Cederstrom a piece of his mind, as well.

Replays seemed to show that, once again, the umpires missed a call against the Tigers -- atlhtough, of the three, this one was the closest.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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