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Exceptions can be made to home-plate collision rule

...only made sense on paper, but also was going to make sense to the players that were playing on the field."The umpire crew chief can use the new video-review system to determine whether the rule was violated."It stops guys just going out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-24/exceptions-can-be-made-h
Rare obstruction call causes stir

...catcher missed the runner and the runner missed the plate.But no one had seen anything quite like this."Never," umpire crew chief John Hirschbeck said.Craig was awarded home after getting tangled with Middlebrooks. A wild throw set off the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-27/rare-obstruction-call-ca
Close home runs can get reviewed

...Ameritrade Park easily accommodates a review area.The use of instant replay will be left to the discretion of the umpire crew chief and must occur before the next pitch or play. If instant replay is used, the umpire who made the disputed call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-06-12/close-home-runs-can-get-r
Blown call has Rays steaming

...He was frustrated and I understand," Foster said. "He acted probably the best he can under that situation."Umpire crew chief Tim Welke indicated that he didn't foresee a scenario in which Maddon would be disciplined.Maddon said he "saw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-04-09/blown-call-has-rays-stea
Marlins fire Ozzie Guillen

...manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture."UMPIRES: Gerry Davis will be the umpires' crew chief for the World Series and will work behind the plate in tonight's opener between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-10-23/marlins-fire-ozzie-guill
Lineup card error forces Rays' pitcher to hit

...supposed to be the designated hitter. "Designated hitter has to be designated on the lineup card and he wasn't," umpire crew chief Tim McClelland said. "That was just a mis-write, so to speak. That's how we interpreted it." Rays manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/18/bas_524361.shtml
Baseball
Garza keeps his emotions in line

...thrown. Once a pitch is gone, it's over. I can't control what happens after that." BALK TALK: A day later, umpire crew chief Tim Welke still thought it wasn't a balk. In the only dispute from Game 1, Maddon felt Phillies pitcher Cole...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/24/bas_480651.shtml
Baseball
Replay could be instituted in near future

...wants to create an NHL-style "war room" in New York where video feeds would be reviewed by a supervisor. The umpire crew chief wouldn't see replays -- instead, the supervisor would describe what he saw but leave it up to the umpire to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/14/bas_462187.shtml
Baseball
Overtime

...out Boston's Marty Barrett to end Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. Charlie Reliford was selected to become an umpire crew chief, filling the opening created when Steve Rippley retired last month. Kennesaw State has been selected to win the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/22/oth_401952.shtml
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Jones angered by bottle toss

...class." Bench coach Pat Corrales, who took over when manager Bobby Cox was ejected in the fourth inning, told umpire crew chief John Hirschbeck that if any more bottles came out of the stands, the Braves would leave the field. Cox said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/23/bra_373363.shtml
Braves