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Fenway
09-17-2007, 07:25 PM
Jerry Remy observed tonight that this the 10th series that the Joe West crew has worked with Boston. That is nuts to have the same crew for 30 games. Do the White Sox have a similar crew?

DumpJerry
09-17-2007, 08:25 PM
Yeah. Bruce Froeming. That explains what happened this year. Wendelstadt filled in when he was not available.

chisoxfanatic
09-17-2007, 08:33 PM
Yeah. Bruce Froeming. That explains what happened this year. Wendelstadt filled in when he was not available.
Fortunately that guy's retiring after this year. I wonder how many postseason games he'll get to screw up.

DumpJerry
09-17-2007, 09:01 PM
Fortunately that guy's retiring after this year. I wonder how many postseason games he'll get to screw up.
Ask Milt Pappas.

Sportscaster17
09-18-2007, 12:17 AM
We've also had Joe West's crew in Cleveland a LOT in the second half of the season.

ma-gaga
09-18-2007, 02:29 AM
well... let's do some math. If the umps are split AL/NL, which I thought they were trying to eliminate, but for some reason I don't think they've done yet, there would be 7 AL umping crews. In 162 games, that's something like 54 series.

54/7 = 7.7 series. 10 isn't out of the question. :cool:

eastchicagosoxfan
09-18-2007, 03:33 AM
Speaking of umpires, is there a link that will offer up info on which umps have the largest and smallest strike zones? There are plenty of variables involved, but who are the guys calling the most strikes, and the fewest?

Frater Perdurabo
09-18-2007, 06:18 AM
well... let's do some math. If the umps are split AL/NL, which I thought they were trying to eliminate, but for some reason I don't think they've done yet, there would be 7 AL umping crews. In 162 games, that's something like 54 series.

54/7 = 7.7 series. 10 isn't out of the question. :cool:

IIRC, there are not separate AL and NL umpiring crews anymore.

Ragator43
09-18-2007, 08:30 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070827&content_id=2173765&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

70 MLB umpires. 17 4-person crew and two "rovers."

Fenway
09-18-2007, 08:40 AM
We last saw West when he was behind the plate for Buchholtz's no hitter.

Then I saw him 2 nights later at Wrigley.

years ago there was one umpire the AL would not send to Boston because they feared for his life. Larry Barnett

http://reds.enquirer.com/farewell/images/moment5_175x.jpg

ondafarm
09-18-2007, 02:46 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070827&content_id=2173765&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

70 MLB umpires. 17 4-person crew and two "rovers."

17 crews with 162 games means 9.5 (call it 10) games per crew. That should be 3 or 4 series per year per crew if they are evenly rotated.

Ten series in one year with one crew seems excessive. Only the two rovers, neither of whom is Joe West, would seem able to appear substantially more frequently.