There was some decent pitching yesterday

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I made a reference in ATH this morning about there being a lot of good pitching performances, but I didn’t realize how many good ones. Try this on for size:

Stark factoids tend to be hit or miss in terms of overall interestigness, but this one is definitely a hit.

I, for one, welcome our new Dead Ball Era overlords.

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: