Marcus Stroman not expected to be disciplined for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head

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This morning we pointed out Marcus Stroman throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head for no good reason at all. It seemed pretty egregious. Apparently Major League Baseball didn’t agree:

To sum up this week so far: grab your crotch: seven games. Risk seriously injuring an opposing player by whipping a ball at his head at 90 miles per hour: we’re all good.

For crying out loud, the guy who unintentionally hit Giancarlo Stanton the other day was fined for some of his subsequent actions, none of which amounted to throwing a ball at a guy’s head like this.

This is really, really weak MLB. Between this and the zero discipline for Randall Delgado and Kirk Gibson for throwing at Andrew McCutchen last month, you’re basically telling pitchers that it’s cool to declare open season on whoever momentarily irks them, no matter how unreasonable the irking happens to be.

Throwing at a guy’s head on purpose should result in an automatic suspension. Full stop. But, apparently, Major League Baseball feels differently.

Here are your World Series Umpires

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The men in blue. Although it often looks black, yes? They still wear blue sometimes though so it probably doesn’t matter. Let’s just call ’em the baseball cops and not worry too much about what they’re wearing.

Here are the baseball cops for the 2019 World Series: Alan Porter, Doug Eddings, Gary Cederstrom, James Hoye,
Lance Barksdale, Sam Holbrook, and Jim Wolf.

Cederstrom is the Crew Chief and will have second base in tonight’s Game 1, after which they rotate as they always do.

Wolf 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. Porter, the home plate umpire for Game One, will shift to Replay Official duties from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. The Replay Assistant throughout the Fall Classic will be regular season crew chief Jerry Meals.

The umpires will wear a uniform patch in memory of umpire Eric Cooper, who passed away over the weekend. The patch will say “Coop.”