Umpire

Young Boy Imitating Umpire Becomes a Viral Sensation MLB Young Boy Imitating Umpire Becomes a Viral Sensation , Staff Writer 5:06pm, April 20

Most kids dream of mashing walk-off home runs like Mike Trout, robbing base hits at shortstop like Derek Jeter or…

Baseball Coach Orders Pitcher to Hit Umpire on Purpose & Gets Fired High School Baseball Coach Orders Pitcher to Hit Umpire on Purpose & Gets Fired , 1:23pm, March 17

A baseball coach for a select team in Texas was fired after he was caught on video ordering a 14-year-old…

Softball Star Ejected for “Malicious Contact” & Sparks Controversy High School Softball Star Ejected for “Malicious Contact” & Sparks Controversy , Staff Writer 5:32pm, March 9

Softball can be a vicious sport. On the same diamond where girls cheer each other one with adorable dugout chants,…

The Real Story Behind “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” MLB The Real Story Behind “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” , The League 1:42pm, March 2

Baseball is unofficially America’s Favorite Pastime, and it’s more than just the game. From long home runs to perfect games…

Softball Pitcher Drills Umpire & Gets Tossed Immediately (Along With Her Catcher) High School Softball Pitcher Drills Umpire & Gets Tossed Immediately (Along With Her Catcher) , Staff Writer 9:57am, February 25

Being a youth softball umpire sounds like a terrible job. These people are the least favorite human beings on the…

Little Leaguer Levels Catcher for No Reason, Gets Tossed Instantly High School Little Leaguer Levels Catcher for No Reason, Gets Tossed Instantly , Staff Writer 11:08am, January 12

Remember what coaches taught you when approaching a base in baseball or softball? Feet first, arms up is one of…

HS Pitcher Intentionally Hits Umpire, Catcher Loses College Offer High School HS Pitcher Intentionally Hits Umpire, Catcher Loses College Offer , Staff Writer 11:44am, December 5

High school umpires can be really, really bad at their jobs. We've all wanted to heckle them from the stands,…

Softball Player Intentionally Runs Over Infielder for No Reason High School Softball Player Intentionally Runs Over Infielder for No Reason , Staff Writer 6:02pm, December 1

Softball is not the sport you think it is. It's not exactly cute little girls who sing chants in the…

Umpire Bumps Youth Coach On Purpose, Then Ejects Him MLB Umpire Bumps Youth Coach On Purpose, Then Ejects Him , Staff Writer 5:31pm, November 24

You never really know what you're going to get from those darn youth baseball and softball umpires. Everyone remembers a…

Youth Pitcher Gets Ejected for Swearing at Umpire MLB Youth Pitcher Gets Ejected for Swearing at Umpire , Staff Writer 5:54pm, November 16

During one game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets this past MLB season, star pitcher Stephen Strasburg was…

Umpire Quits Game After Parents Heckle Him, Insult His Height MLB Umpire Quits Game After Parents Heckle Him, Insult His Height , Staff Writer 4:20pm, November 6

Umpires endure a ton of insults when they’re making calls behind home plate. One missed call can lead to getting…

Dancing Umpire Nails “Whip” Routine During Game MLB Dancing Umpire Nails “Whip” Routine During Game , Staff Writer 6:05pm, November 4

There's no such thing as crying in baseball, but dancing is most definitely allowed. Remember the bullpen catcher who performed…

Softball Player Jump Kicks Catcher, But Still Called Safe High School Softball Player Jump Kicks Catcher, But Still Called Safe , Staff Writer 3:27pm, October 22

Softball isn't a traditionally dirty sport, at least not in the way that football (even at the pee wee level)…

Drunk, Wobbling Umpire Can Barely Stand at Youth Game High School Drunk, Wobbling Umpire Can Barely Stand at Youth Game , Staff Writer 5:25pm, October 15

Youth sports should be about setting the right example for our children. What we don't need is coaches telling pitchers…

Softball Pitcher Intentionally Hits Umpire, Game Ends Immediately College Softball Softball Pitcher Intentionally Hits Umpire, Game Ends Immediately , Staff Writer 12:17pm, October 10

Some actions are absolutely off-limits in softball's book of unwritten rules. Sliding with your spikes up toward an infielder is…

Lazy Umpire Robs Softball Player’s Hit With Horrendous Call High School Lazy Umpire Robs Softball Player’s Hit With Horrendous Call , 5:01pm, September 17

There are bad calls, and then there are inexplicably bad calls. This one falls in the latter category. Fultondale (AL)…

Pete Rose Pushed an Umpire and Fans Threw Trash Everywhere MLB Pete Rose Pushed an Umpire and Fans Threw Trash Everywhere , Editor 4:01pm, August 11

Say what you want about Pete Rose, whether or not he deserves reinstatement and belongs in the Baseball Hall of…

Umpire Pulls Moth Out of His Ear During MLB Game MLB Umpire Pulls Moth Out of His Ear During MLB Game , Editor 1:53pm, July 28

Perhaps more than any other sport, baseball has some strange things happen. Players have all-time meltdowns. Fans snag home run…

Baseball Coach Orders Pitcher to Hit Umpire on Purpose & Gets Fired High School Baseball Coach Orders Pitcher to Hit Umpire on Purpose & Gets Fired , 1:23pm, March 17

A baseball coach for a select team in Texas was fired after he was caught on video ordering a 14-year-old…