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    League Championship Series umpires announced
    10/10/2005 4:16 PM ET
    MLB.com

    Major League Baseball has assigned the two umpiring crews that will work the American and National League Championship Series.

    Jerry Crawford, a member of the Major League staff since 1977, has been selected as the crew chief and will work behind the plate for Game One of the ALCS on Tuesday at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field. The 2005 ALCS will mark Crawford's 20th postseason assignment, including his 11th LCS. Crawford's crew will feature Doug Eddings, Ted Barrett, Ron Kulpa, Ed Rapuano and Randy Marsh.

    Crew chief Tim McClelland, who has over 23 years of Major League experience, will call balls and strikes for the first game of Wednesday's NLCS. This is McClelland's 13th postseason assignment and his sixth LCS. His crew will include Greg Gibson, Wally Bell, Phil Cuzzi, Larry Poncino and Gerry Davis.

    Umpires for the 101st World Series will be announced when assignments have been determined.

    2005 League Championship Series umpire assignments

    American League Championship Series between either the New York Yankees or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Chicago White Sox:

    Game One Umpire Previous LCS Worked
    HP Jerry Crawford 10 (1980, '83, '85, '90, '93, '95, '96, '99, '01, '03)
    1B Doug Eddings (First LCS)
    2B Ted Barrett (First LCS)
    3B Ron Kulpa (First LCS)
    LF Ed Rapuano 4 (1999, '00, '02, '04)
    RF Randy Marsh 6 (1989, '92, '95, '00, '02, '04)

    National League Championship Series between the winners of the Houston-Atlanta and San Diego-St. Louis NL Division Series:

    Game One Umpire Previous LCS Worked
    HP Tim McClelland 5 (1988, '95, '99, '01, '03)
    1B Greg Gibson (First LCS)
    2B Wally Bell 2 (2000, '01)
    3B Phil Cuzzi (First LCS)
    LF Larry Poncino 2 (1998, '03)
    RF Gerry Davis 6 (1990, '92, '95, '98, '00, '01)

    This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. [/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    Well, we miss Crawford, so that's a victory.

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    • #3
      QUOTE(Iowa_Card @ Oct 10 2005, 03:46 PM) Quoted post

      Well, we miss Crawford, so that's a victory.
      [/b][/quote]

      And Angel.

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      • #4
        Praise Barry, no Angel Hernandez

        Where's Eric Gregg?
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        • #5
          QUOTE(Iowa_Card @ Oct 10 2005, 03:46 PM) Quoted post

          Well, we miss Crawford, so that's a victory.
          [/b][/quote]
          Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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          • #6
            Angel was part of the NLDS Crew working the Cards/Padres.

            I'm just glad they didn't decide to royally fuck around with us and put Crawford on one crew and Bucknor on the other.

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            • #7
              Look for a postage stamp strike zone in Game One. McClelland has the 2nd highest % of pitches called "balls" among umps that worked at least 5 games behind the plate.

              Not surprisingly, he also has the 2nd lowest strikeout/walk ratio among the same group of umps. He's more middle-of-the-pack in terms of runs scored in his games, so it looks like either he may not be afraid to ring a guy up on a borderline pitch, or (more likely) that his strike zone gets more generous to the pitcher with runners on base.

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              • #8
                Except for two or three guys on both of those lists, I don't hardley recognize any of those names. That is a good sign.
                Of course you do.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(Stan_Papi @ Oct 10 2005, 04:02 PM) Quoted post

                  Look for a postage stamp strike zone in Game One. McClelland has the 2nd highest % of pitches called "balls" among umps that worked at least 5 games behind the plate.

                  Not surprisingly, he also has the 2nd lowest strikeout/walk ratio among the same group of umps. He's more middle-of-the-pack in terms of runs scored in his games, so it looks like either he may not be afraid to ring a guy up on a borderline pitch, or (more likely) that his strike zone gets more generous to the pitcher with runners on base.
                  [/b][/quote]
                  IMO, he's one of the best umps in the biz....

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                  Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(*007* @ Oct 10 2005, 04:27 PM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(Stan_Papi @ Oct 10 2005, 04:02 PM) Quoted post

                    Look for a postage stamp strike zone in Game One. McClelland has the 2nd highest % of pitches called "balls" among umps that worked at least 5 games behind the plate.

                    Not surprisingly, he also has the 2nd lowest strikeout/walk ratio among the same group of umps. He's more middle-of-the-pack in terms of runs scored in his games, so it looks like either he may not be afraid to ring a guy up on a borderline pitch, or (more likely) that his strike zone gets more generous to the pitcher with runners on base.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    IMO, he's one of the best umps in the biz....
                    [/b][/quote]

                    As long as he's consistent, that's the key. The only thing that bugs me is how slow he is to signal his ball/strike calls. It seems like he has a longer delay than most umps in raising his right arm, and he doesn't give much of a signal - as tall as he is, sometimes it's hard to see his strike call when you're sitting somewhere behind home plate.

                    I wish the site where they gave the home team W-L record for umps was still working, but it doesn't appear to be updated for this year - if he was a big "homer" I'd be much more of a fan, since he'll also have a potential Game 7.

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(*007* @ Oct 10 2005, 04:27 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(Stan_Papi @ Oct 10 2005, 04:02 PM) Quoted post

                      Look for a postage stamp strike zone in Game One. McClelland has the 2nd highest % of pitches called "balls" among umps that worked at least 5 games behind the plate.

                      Not surprisingly, he also has the 2nd lowest strikeout/walk ratio among the same group of umps. He's more middle-of-the-pack in terms of runs scored in his games, so it looks like either he may not be afraid to ring a guy up on a borderline pitch, or (more likely) that his strike zone gets more generous to the pitcher with runners on base.
                      [/b][/quote]
                      IMO, he's one of the best umps in the biz....
                      [/b][/quote]

                      ++

                      He is the best.
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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(Stan_Papi @ Oct 10 2005, 04:52 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(*007* @ Oct 10 2005, 04:27 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(Stan_Papi @ Oct 10 2005, 04:02 PM) Quoted post

                        Look for a postage stamp strike zone in Game One. McClelland has the 2nd highest % of pitches called "balls" among umps that worked at least 5 games behind the plate.

                        Not surprisingly, he also has the 2nd lowest strikeout/walk ratio among the same group of umps. He's more middle-of-the-pack in terms of runs scored in his games, so it looks like either he may not be afraid to ring a guy up on a borderline pitch, or (more likely) that his strike zone gets more generous to the pitcher with runners on base.
                        [/b][/quote]
                        IMO, he's one of the best umps in the biz....
                        [/b][/quote]

                        As long as he's consistent, that's the key. The only thing that bugs me is how slow he is to signal his ball/strike calls. It seems like he has a longer delay than most umps in raising his right arm, and he doesn't give much of a signal - as tall as he is, sometimes it's hard to see his strike call when you're sitting somewhere behind home plate.

                        I wish the site where they gave the home team W-L record for umps was still working, but it doesn't appear to be updated for this year - if he was a big "homer" I'd be much more of a fan, since he'll also have a potential Game 7.
                        [/b][/quote]
                        According to the site I visit, McClelland is indifferent to home or road teams. 19-16 home team.

                        Pitchers ERA in his games is 4.17, there are 3.62 BB/9, and he has a 1.55 K/BB ratio.
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                        • #13
                          Yuck, Wally Bell is going to be behind the plate while the series is at Houston. Home teams are 24-10 (.706) when he's at the dish.
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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Oct 10 2005, 03:48 PM) Quoted post

                            Praise Barry, no Angel Hernandez

                            Where's Eric Gregg?
                            [/b][/quote]

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                            Eric Gregg was here! These kids were the cleanup crew! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(Jack Daniels @ Oct 10 2005, 05:20 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Oct 10 2005, 03:48 PM) Quoted post

                              Praise Barry, no Angel Hernandez

                              Where's Eric Gregg?
                              [/b][/quote]

                              [img]http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=white+castle/v=2/SID=w/TID=I057_79/l=IVI/SIG=12krsb7lt/EXP=1129069115/*http%3A//www.princeton.edu/~puband/photos/white-castle-group-98.jpg[/img]

                              Eric Gregg was here! These kids were the cleanup crew! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
                              [/b][/quote]
                              [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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