Sunday, October 14, 2012

Polls: 2012 World Series Umpire Speculation & Wish List

With just the World Series umpire crew yet to be announced, the UEFL opens the floor for the annual World Series umpire speculation & poll: From the Eligible List, choose your World Series Umpires (Select 6).

Note that the Eligible List includes only the 19 umpires eligible for practical World Series consideration. These umpires have (1) worked the 2012 Division Series and (2) worked a previous League Championship Series, though not a 2012 LCS.

Eligible umpires who worked the 2012 All-Star Game include: Davis (HP), Jim Joyce (1B) and Tony Randazzo (3B). In 2011, All-Star Game plate umpire Dale Scott worked the Division, but not World Series, while 1B Umpire Jerry Layne served as World Series crew chief. In 2010, ASG UIC Mike Reilly did not work the World Series, although 1B Umpire Mike Winters did. In 2009, ASG plate Dana DeMuth did work the Series, as did ASG 1B Brian Gorman. Davis, whose hadn't worked ASG since 2002, served as 2009 WS crew chief.

Spoiler/UEFL Newsbreak below:
*Today's UEFL unconfirmed story (10/13): Gerry Davis has been selected as World Series Crew Chief*
*Confirmed (10/18): Dan Iassogna and Brian O'Nora will umpire their first World Series this year*

In the below poll, -cc indicates a potential World Series crew chief while an asterisk (*) indicates the umpire has not yet worked a World Series prior to 2012 and would accordingly be a Series rookie. The 2011 World Series featured two WS rookies (Greg Gibson, Ron Kulpa) as did 2010 (Sam Holbrook, Bill Miller), though the 2009 crew all had previous World Series experience, breaking MLB's trend of incorporating first-timers (2007 & 2008 had three rookies each while 2004, '05 and '06 featured two newcomers).

Following the 2009 season, major league owners ratified a new CBA with the World Umpires Association that would allow for umpire eligibility to work two, but not three, consecutive World Series. Since 2009, no umpire has worked two conescutive World Series, though Alfonso Marquez, who worked both the 2011 World Series and 2012 Division Series, accordingly remains eligible for 2012 World Series consideration.

From the Eligible List, Choose Your World Series Umpiring Crew (Select 6, including at least one -cc).

26 comments :

Anonymous said...

Well, they bulked up the 2009 WS crew due to calls in the DS and LCS to include Davis, DeMuth, West, Gorman (not a CC at the time) and Everitt. Nelson is working LCS. Are all 5 of these going to make the 2012 WS. Not likely.
It would seem Hallion has a chance to get his 2nd WS since all the other CC's (including acting CC JJ this year) and non crew chiefs Hernandez, Everitt, Marquez, have at least 2. Hallion has been heavily involved in the playoffs with at least a LCS or WS since 2007. It's just whether he will be named CC for the first time like Layne last year, but maybe not if Davis, DeMuth, West, or Gorman are on the ticket.
Culbreith has been on the same track as Hallion with LCS or WS since 2006.
Iassogna, Randazzo, and Reynolds were 1st timers to an LCS last year and usually someone from a group like that follows up with a WS the next year.

Anonymous said...

How they are chosen

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120828&content_id=37468304&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Anonymous said...

what about Marvin Hudson would he be eligable to be WS umpire?

Anonymous said...

WS Umpires:

Joe West (CC)
Bruce Froemming
Delfín Colón
Mario Seneca
Mick McGeough
Lance Easley

Anonymous said...

Guarantee O'Nora makes it after 20 years, they want to give him one.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe Hudson ever worked a LCS.

Anonymous said...

Laz Diaz worked a World Series before ever doing an LCS.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there an umpire named Lance Barksdale? How is he doing?

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Anonymous said...

Onora, West, Davis, iassonga,Culbreth are in book it!

Anonymous said...

Boy, that isn't going to please all the West disapprovers. Where is the 6th guy, or is he in a trade to be named later.

Anonymous said...

Not cool......you're a clown for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Barksdale is doing well. Just not in the playoffs ):

Anonymous said...

So the rumor is Davis/West/Gorman now? That's a strong top three, guess we'll wait & see now

Anonymous said...

For all the complaints people have made about Angel Hernandez you will notice his vote count is pretty high. I think he does a decent job!!

Anonymous said...

Here is my crew:

Game 1 HP- DEMUTH (CC)
Game 2 HP- REYNOLDS
Game 3 HP- EVERITT
Game 4 HP- ONORA
Game 5 HP- BELL
Game 6 HP- JOYCE

If necessary DEMUTH would work game 7

Anonymous said...

Agree Hernandez has done decent in 2012

Anonymous said...

Ed Hickox worked a NLDS this year. Why isn't he going to the WS this year. Not a bad ump if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Marquez shouldn't work the WS this year. He worked 2011 WS. I don't think the MLB UMPS can work 2 WS in a row.

Anonymous said...

I think is I'll change WS CC from DEMUTH to DAVIS

Anonymous said...

I think is I'll change WS CC from DEMUTH to DAVIS

Anonymous said...

DeMuth is a great umpire, always beneath the radar and never in the middle of any controversy.

Anonymous said...

Agree

Anonymous said...

Agree

Anonymous said...

Davis, West, Gorman, Culbreth, O'Nora, Iassogna is confirmed

Anonymous said...

3 regular season crew chiefs on the potential roster???

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