Major League Baseball just announced the umpires for the League Championship Series. No Angel Hernandez this time. No Joe West, which is always a good thing. Laz Diaz has certainly had his moments, but given how things have gone lately we probably need to think more about how replay affects all of this than the field umpires. DON’T TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE BASE, GUYS!
Anyway, here are the assignments. Pray to the Great Crew Chief in the Sky that this is the last time their names are mentioned between now and the World Series. If that happens, it means everyone did their jobs: