John Hirschbeck

Rapper Lil Wayne (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rare World Series Obstruction Call Captures Nationwide Attention

Allen Craig’s wild trip over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks likely made for the most crazy, chaotic October finish of all-time.


Umpire Jim Joyce participates in a news conference regarding the obstruction call.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Umpire Jim Joyce Had No Doubts Over Controversial Call In Game 3

Game 3 was highlighted by a contentious obstruction call. Umpire Jim Joyce had no doubts over the call.


Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona speaks with umpire Wally Bell (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

MLB Umpire Wally Bell Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack

Bell, 48, had quintuple bypass surgery on Feb. 18, 1999, that left him with an 8-inch scar down the middle of his chest. His father survived two heart attacks before he died.


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B&C Morning Show: MLB Umpire John Hirschbeck With Boomer & Carton

John Hirschbeck is an MLB umpire, a crew chief as a matter of fact, and he joined Boomer & Craig today in the Allstate Studio to talk a little baseball.


Mark McGwire (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Bert Blyleven (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Blyleven: HOF Voters ‘Made Their Point’ On Steroid Era

All-Star sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire and Juan Gonzalez didn’t come close in Wednesday’s election. No telling if they ever will, either, after Hall voters sent a clear message: The drug cloud isn’t going to cover Cooperstown.


Umpire Bill Miller (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Source: World Series Umpires Include First-Timers

The World Series umpiring crew will have a couple of first-timers — unlike last year.