Umpires announced for the All-Star Game


The men in blue at whom we will either ignore completely or yell at a lot during Tuesday’s All-Star Game:

Tim Welke: crew chief and home plate ump;
Jerry Meals: first base;
Paul Schrieber: second base;
Ron Kulpa: third base;
James Hoye: left field;
Alan Porter: right field; and
Brian Gorman: replay official in New York

A search of the HBT archives shows no recent serious controversies involving these guys, so I guess that’s a good group selected by MLB. If you see the name and immediate go “Ugh, THAT guy,” then you’ve gone wrong.