Allen Craig’s wild trip over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks likely made for the most crazy, chaotic October finish of all-time.
Game 3 was highlighted by a contentious obstruction call. Umpire Jim Joyce had no doubts over the call.
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.
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.
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.
The World Series umpiring crew will have a couple of first-timers — unlike last year.