Braves writers have been tracking this all season. I hadn’t realized it had gotten this bad:
I never read into that stuff because it’s obviously not predictive or explanatory of anything terribly important (my one theory: they stay up talking about the previous night’s “Mad Men” was blown out of the water a couple of weeks ago), but that is quite an accomplishment on the Braves’ part.
Daddy doesn’t understand it.
Major League Baseball just announced the umpires for the World Series.
The crew chief will be Gerry Davis. Davis was worked 136 career Postseason games, which are the most of any umpire in Major League Baseball history. This is his sixth World Series overall and third time as crew chief.
Joining Davis will be Phil Cuzzi, Laz Diaz, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Paul Nauert and Mark Wegner. Wegner will serve as the replay official for Games One and Two, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Cuzzi will be the Replay Official from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. Cuzzi will not be a field umpire for any of the games.