Aug 272010
Irked fans give umpiring crew a less-than-welcome reception

  August 26 Philadelphia Inquirer “Paul Dehel wore a Phillies jersey and carried a two-sided, autographed sign praising a visiting player and mocking an umpire. The 17-year-old from Jenkintown summed up a strange night at Citizens Bank Park. To many in the 106th consecutive sellout crowd, the bad guys in the building weren’t so much [More…]

Aug 252010
Umpiring crew has little to say on a disputed call

August 25 Philadelphia Inquirer “When Greg Gibson was announced as the home-plate umpire Tuesday night, there was a smattering of boos from the still-arriving crowd at Citizens Bank Park. Before the game began, Gibson again declined the chance to explain his reasoning behind a disputed call in Monday’s 3-2 Phillies loss. “I can’t talk,” Gibson [More…]

Jul 012010
Charlie Manuel suspended 1 game for spat with ump

by Justin Adkins Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been fined and suspended one game for “aggressive arguing and inappropriate contact” with homeplate umpire CB Bucknor. The incident occurred during the tenth inning of Tuesday night’s game.  Bucknor, well known for a horribly inconsistent strike zone and poor umpiring overall, alleges that Manuel bumped him in the head with the [More…]