Kahn: Angel Hernandez, Joe West, And RespectUmpires deserve respect, but poor performance will cost them.
Palladino: Expanded Replay Threatens MLB’s Human ArbitersWelcome to the NFL, MLB! In case the tone here is confusing, let us clarify. This is not a good thing. Not at all.
Palladino: Russell Martin Tiff With Umpire Laz Diaz Nothing New It is a certainty that the egos of some umpires -- who by the way should go largely unnoticed if they’re doing their job properly -- are alive and well.
Source: World Series Umpires Include First-TimersThe World Series umpiring crew will have a couple of first-timers — unlike last year.