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13 Sports Rules We Should Change Because I Said So

Victor Cruz, Getty Images, Sports Rule ChangesWe’ve all experienced an instance where our team gets screwed over by some seemingly arbitrary rule that was made up by some bureaucrat that tried to make life easy and objective for the officials and sports’ governing bodies. Eff that, I say.

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Whoomp There It Is: Umpire Has The Single Best Punch Out Call Ever

Were you born before 1990? Do you like baseball? Have you laughed yet today? Oh boy, have we got the Instagram video for you!


Did He Just Say Funky Butt Loving? Umpire Nails Pitcher With Ill-Timed Throw, Announcers React With Weird Commentary

Umpire Paul Schrieber was in the zone last night, as he effortlessly whipped a baseball into the chest of Astros pitcher, Brad Peacock. Awkward. Then the announcers addressed it. I’ll let you decide if what was said is creepy. “The throw from the home plate umpire gets…a little piece of peacock,” and, “Looks like it hit him in the left pec.”

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Washington Nationals’ Michael Morse Auditions For, Wins Role Of “Man Hitting Grand Slam”

The replacement referees may be gone, but for those of you dying for your fix of terrible officiating, look no further than the regular MLB umpires.


This Is What It Looks Like When An Umpire (Accidentally) Gets Kicked In The Face

Being a home plate umpire isn’t an easy job. You’ve got tons of calls to make every night, and you’ll get the vast majority right… but you know that no one will notice unless you screw something up. Oh, and you also might get kicked in the face.


Zack Greinke Was Ejected Last Night For Spiking A Baseball

The Milwaukee Brewers’ Zack Greinke was ejected last night in the bottom of the first inning in his start against the Houston Astros after a bang-bang play at first base in which umpire Sam Holbrook ruled Jose Altuve safe. Check out the video, after the jump.


Today In Useless Baseball Rule Changes: This

The MLB’s Playing Rules Committee is moving forward with plans to ban the fake-to-third, throw-to-first pickoff move. Because this was the most urgent rule change the committee needed to make.


And Now, Here’s An Umpire Taking A Fastball To The Groin In Slow Motion

Because not every sports story can transcend traditional boundaries and become a commentary on race, politics and culture, here’s a video of an umpire taking a Stephen Strasberg fastball to the… slow… balls?

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