League Championship Series Umpires Announced

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Umpires: Beacuse someone’s gotta call the balls and strikes and the safes and the outs. And someone’s gotta serve as a punching bag for the collective frustrations of the fan base of whichever team is losing at the time.

Major League Baseball just announced the umps for the NLCS and ALCS. They are as follows:

ALCS:

Brian Gorman — Crew Chief
Laz Diaz
Mike Everitt
Jeff Nelson
Jim Reynolds
Jim Wolf
Mark Wegner — Replay Official
Tripp Gibson — Replay Assistant

Diaz and Wegner will switch places after Game 2. Diaz will be the home plate umpire for Game 1.

NLCS:

Gary Cederstrom — Crew Chief
Ted Barrett
Eric Cooper
Angel Hernandez
Alfonso Marquez
Paul Nauert
Bill Welke — Replay Official
Tripp Gibson — Replay Assistant

Nauert and Welke will switch places after Game 2. Nauert will be the home plate umpire for Game 1.