Friday, February 24, 2012

Umpire Ejection Fantasy League: Introducing the UEFL Portal on our Sixth Anniversary

Close Call Sports and The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League are pleased to introduce our latest venture: The UEFL Portal. February 24, 2012 is the sixth anniversary of the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League and we couldn't think of a better birthday present than the new UEFL Portal.

The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League presents the UEFL Portal
The UEFL Portal website is a one-stop source for MLB umpire ejection statistics, with a database that extends back to 2005 with detailed ejection data posted for the 2008-2011 seasons.

For a virtual tour, feel free to consult the following video. High Definition and/or full screen viewing are recommended.
The UEFL Portal houses several key Umpire Ejection Fantasy League pages, while the Portal home page contains important UEFL information, such as upcoming pre-season dates and deadlines and miscellaneous 2011 statistics:
  • Member Roster: A sortable list of UEFL members, which will contain specific draft order information upon the conclusion of the registration period. The Member Roster also contains the draft board, which will fill as the draft progresses.
  • Appeals Board: UEFL members recently voted to create an Appeals Board that will routinely rule on issues of challenged Qualities of Correctness. This page contains information for prospective Appeals Board candidates, such as position requirements and deadlines. During the season, the Appeals Board page will contain a sortable linked list detailing each and every action taken and decision rendered by the Board.
  • MLB Ejection List: This sortable list will display every ejection that occurs during the 2012 season: the Ejection number, ejecting umpire, ejected person, etc. The ejection number will be linked to the ejection blog post on the CCS website, while the umpire entry will be linked to the appropriate umpire's profile page (see Umpire Roster/Stats).
  • Ejections Feed: This page lists recent MLB ejections, as reported by the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League blog at CCS. All entries are linked.
  • Umpire Roster / Stats: Every MLB and AAA fill-in umpire is listed on the Umpire Roster/Stats page, along with their 2011 ejection and UEFL points totals and +/- figure (see the page for more details). Clicking on any umpire's name takes you to his UEFL profile: a page that includes ejection history since 2005, detailed information about the umpire's 2011 ejections, a biography, post-season and special event appearances and recent activity, which links back to the UEFL blog at CCS.
  • Historical Data: This page includes summary ejection statistics since the 2005 season and comprehensive ejection information for every official regular or post-season ejection since 2008. Detailed fields include ejected person, position and team, whether the ejected person's team was winning pre-ejection and how that team fared post-ejection (runs scored and allowed), inning of ejection (offense or defense), reason for ejection, play result, umpire classification (calling or secondary) and of course, Quality of Correctness.
  • UEFL Rules Book: As approved by the UEFL membership at the conclusion of the 2011 season, the 2012 Official Rules of the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League appear in their entirety.
Though not listed on the UEFL Portal, we always welcome feedback and suggestions, either via e-mail, the UEFL blog on the CCS website or the CCS general forum.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the UEFL Portal, accessible at


Anonymous said...

Any word on 2012 crew listings???

Anonymous said...

Last year, Joe West's website / place where he sells his country music CDs had 2011 crews in early March. Nothing yet on his website, and as we all know, MLB is excessively slow at updating their sie, that is, if MLB updates their site at all.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

we need the listing though before the draft, right?

Gil Imber said...

We would like to have that information, absolutely. In the event that Umpire Crews are not released by the first draft (March 10 - March 16), league members will have the option of postponing the Crew draft until a later time when the 2012 MLB umpire crew list becomes available. The Primary draft, however, will continue as scheduled.

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