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The All-Star Game umpires have been announced

Jul 3, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

Joyce behind plate

Major League Baseball just announced the All-Star Game umpires. They are:

  • Home plate: Gerry Davis;
  • First Base: Jim Joyce;
  • Second Base: Brian Runge;
  • Third Base: Tony Randazzo;
  • Left Field: Lance Barksdale; and
  • Right Field: Brian Knight

Joyce obviously sticks out given the reason most of you know who he is was because of that botched call at first base to screw up the Armando Galarraga perfect game.  But I think it’s OK, because Brian Runge has been on hand for two perfect games and a no-hitter this year. He’s the ying to Joyce’s yang, right?

  1. cur68 - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Pity it wasn’t Joyce behind the plate. His strike calls are awesome. To me, he’s the best kind of umpire. Admittedly, most know of him because he admitted a mistake (and it was a doozy), but he’s not an overbearing ass and he calls the game in a really neat way. Best umpire in MLB? Yeah. Best umpire in MLB.

    • mcs7584 - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      I only watched the Braves-Cubs game last night because Jim Joyce was calling the balls and strikes.

    • umrguy42 - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      Joyce made a mistake on what was pretty much a “bang-bang” play, found out he was wrong, and immediately apologized, and apologized to the pitcher (blanking on the name). It happened, it was unfortunate, it’s in the past. He’s not the one who should be tarred with the brush of “notorious umpires” like Hernandez and Cowboy Joe West, only put in the “if there were replay, he coulda fixed his mistake” group.

  2. bigleagues - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Let’s just clear this up shall we?

    There are no “All-Star Umps” only Umps who work the All-Star Game.

  3. coreletto - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    It’s yin and yang. Do you need a degree to write blogs?

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jul 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

  4. coreletto - Jul 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Caray, I bet you’re the type of guy who uses “for all intensive purposes” and probably would have used “your” in the beginning of this sentence. It’s called grammar and if you job is to write, you should know it.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Jul 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    • ptfu - Jul 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      “It’s called grammar and if you* job is to write, you should know it.”

      *your

      Pot, kettle.

    • paperlions - Jul 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      It’s called a typo and not having a copy editor, who cares? I know Todd Frazier doesn’t…neither does Allen Craig.

  5. coreletto - Jul 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Original thoughts laid out by other people, your wit is amazing!

    • cur68 - Jul 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      I feel like a spectator at a match between Roger Feder and a really uptight, mouthy line judge. So far the score is 30-Love for Chip with an unforced error by coreletto (hey core: the sentence “It’s called grammar and if you (sic) job is to write” contains a typo. Its called proofreading. If you take it upon yourself to criticize others for their typos try not to commit the same mistake).

      Now, just to prove I’m impartial (and really bored) I gave each of you a + thumb click for purposes of encouragement. Now, keep it clean, no cussing,ad hominem is funny so go for it, and carry on, boys.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

        cur68, sorry old boy, but it’s Roger Federer. Your serve.

      • cur68 - Jul 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

        Dang. Editing is for professionals. Think I’ll take my keyboard and go home….

  6. coreletto - Jul 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    It’s been fun and good catch! We at least aren’t paid to spell our posts correctly!

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