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Mets win ninth in row as rookie catcher Kevin Plawecki and Jon Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK - Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base."A little bit nervous," he said.Maybe, but it never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-21/mets-win-ninth-row-rooki
Countdown is on for speed-up rule in minors

...leagues."It's an experiment," major league umpire crew chief John Hirschbeck said. "Doing it in the minors that...Players are creatures of habit," major league umpire crew chief Tim Welke said. "This will give those players time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-24/countdown-speed-rule-min
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
Braves win on walk-off review

...game-winning homer. His teammates gathered along the first-base line, ready to celebrate.After 86 seconds, umpire crew chief Tim McClelland popped out of the Florida dugout, looked toward McCann and twirled his right index finger -- the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-08-30/braves-win-walk-review
Baseball | Braves | Sports
Braves win in ninth on McCann homer

...game-winning homer.His teammates gathered along the first-base line, ready to celebrate.After 86 seconds, umpire crew chief Tim McClelland popped out of the Florida dugout, looked toward McCann and twirled his right index finger ? the universal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/braves/2010-08-29/braves-win-ninth-mccann-ho
Braves
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
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
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