Here are the umpires for the League Championship Series

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Umpires: men whose names its best you forget the moment they’re announced. They’re hoping the same thing, actually. If you know ’em, they screwed up or put themselves in the middle of an ump show and if that happens no one wins.

Well, except for us. We get great content out of big umpiring controversies. Jim Joyce screwing up Armando Galarraga’s would-be perfect game was nearly the most trafficked stuff we’ve ever had. The post in which I wrote about whether or not Bud Selig should reverse the call set the still-standing — and likely always will be standing — comment record here with 585 comments. I mean, that did some business, jack.

Which is to say, yeah, I DO sorta hope someone messes up a big call in this series. Because (a) my team isn’t in it anymore so no one I care about is gonna get boned; (b) the more chaos the better; and (c) it’ll be good for business.

With that in mind, here are the crews that, if we’re lucky, will really step in it:

Phil Cuzzi doesn’t get the Yankees playoff games? Well, in that case put all my money on the Astros.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.