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World Series umpires announced

Oct 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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John Hirschbeck will lead the umpiring crew for the World Series, Major League Baseball just announced.  Joining him will be Dana DeMuth,  Jim Joyce, Paul Emmel, Bill Miller and Mark Wegner.

Hirschbeck — who skews a bit pitcher friendly — was the crew chief for the All-Star Game too. During this past season he had a couple of minor run-ins with youngsters Yasiel Puig and Bryce Harper. Fortunately, though, there are no untamed horses or undisciplined kids in this year’s World Series who need to be reminded of their place.

  1. baseballici0us - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Jim Joyce….w00t w00t

    • gostlcards5 - Oct 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      Totally agree. Joyce is a great choice (I feel like Dr. Seuss…).

      I like Hirschbeck also. The other guys I don’t know (Which maybe bodes well for them, right? Umpires are supposed to be invisible.) :)

      • skids003 - Oct 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        Good crew with a bunch of great guys. They will do a good job.

  2. db105 - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Where’s Joe West, CB Bucknor and Angel Hernandez?

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      At home watching the World Series on television. Thank God.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

        …And still blowing calls from there

      • gostlcards5 - Oct 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        Amen, FC. For all our sakes….

      • moogro - Oct 22, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        I wish there was a fifth umpire watching the game on television.

    • cur68 - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      Hopefully hung up by there thumbs somewhere.

      • cur68 - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        THEIR not there. Jeez.

      • spudchukar - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        No Worries. Everybody does it from time to time. Noticing it and correcting it is cool though.

    • psousa1 - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      When I saw this my first reaction was “Good, no Joe West or Angel Hernandez to create their usual circus”

    • wfs266 - Oct 22, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      I was holding my breath when I read the headline. Very thankful we won’t have that windbag trying to steal the show.

    • davemvh - Oct 22, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      you mean the same Joe west whos strike zone changes with every pitch?????Sitiing home,thank god for small favors.

  3. steve7921 - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    A part of me wishes that MLB had announced Wally Bell as one of the six and that one of these guys was replacing him.

  4. sportsdrenched - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I’m cool as Jim Joyce gets a turn behind the plate:


  5. Walk - Oct 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    I listened to jim powell doing a radio broadcast with don sutton one night. I cannot remember which of the two it was but one of them asked “Did he just point at the on deck hitter and call him a donkee” in reference to a long drawn out strike call.

  6. rrsm53 - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Thank god Joe West and Angel Hernandez didnt get the nod for the world series they both are terrible and the game is all about them.

  7. davemvh - Oct 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Joe West is home trying to find MORE ways to destroy the strike zone parameters,and Angel has been deported and demoted to little league ump in his home town of Iwanajumpthefence, mexico.

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