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Better Know An Umpire


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http://deadspin.com/better-know-an-umpire/

Deadspin is running a series profiling MLB umpires. They are giving basic information (age, number, debut) as well as more interesting facts (career ejections, notable alleged blown calls).

With the discussion umpires receive here (and throughout all baseball talk through history :P) I thought it would be good to post this.

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