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  1. Scouting the World Series umpiring crew

    Oct 27, 2010, 11:49 AM EST

    Ron Washington, John Hirschbeck

    Jeff Zimmerman of Fan Graphs crunched the numbers on the umpiring crew assigned to the World Series, using Pitch-F/X data along with strikeout and walk rates to rank the six umpires from most pitcher-friendly to most hitter-friendly: Bill Miller John Hirschbeck Mike Winters Gary Darling Sam Holbrook Jeff Kellogg Hirschbeck, who in addition to being…

  2. You can vote on Kevin Youkilis' Opening Day facial hair … seriously

    Mar 7, 2010, 11:20 AM EST

    Aw, crap.  Alex Speier of Boston-based WEEI.com passes along word that Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is throwing together a charity-backed vote to decide the style of his Opening Day facial hair.  The choices are: goatee, mustache, fu manchu or clean shaven. The $1 to vote benefits underprivileged children in the Boston area, which…

  3. Some umpiring changes in store for 2010

    Mar 6, 2010, 5:31 PM EST

    The umpires took a well-deserved public flogging during the postseason, so much so that rotations were switched up during the World Series. Some called it mere window-dressing at the time, but some significant institutional changes are already underway for the 2010 season. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Randy Marsh and Charlie Reliford have retired…

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