HBT Extra: Joe Posnanski and I talk about Bud Selig’s legacy

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Special Treat Alert!  NBC’s own Joe Posnanski has been at NBC Sports’ mothership for the past couple of days and he, Kay Adams and I had a chance to tape some HBT Extra segments about some of the issues of the day.  This is the first one: Bud Selig’s retirement and legacy.

I hope you enjoy this. We had a lot of fun. The others will follow in the next couple of days:

World Series Umpires Announced

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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.

The breakdown: