Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 UEFL Appeals Board Roster

The 2014 UEFL Appeals Board roster is now final. Throughout the 2014 season, Appeals Board decisions and pending cases will be posted to the UEFL Portal's Appeals Board page. The following members were selected to represent the Appeals Board for the 2014 UEFL season:

UEFL Commissioner Gil Imber, Chair and Appellate Interpreter - Ex-Officio Member
» Founder and owner, Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's The Left Field Corner (2006-11) and Close Call Sports (2011-present)...Rules Featured Columnist, Bleacher Report (2011-2013)...Former football and baseball, present basketball official...UEFL Appeals Board (2012-present).

Deputy UEFL Commissioner Jeremy Dircks - Ex-Officio Member
» Umpire Ejection Fantasy League and Close Call Sports Staff (2011-present)...Former Kern County football, basketball and baseball official...Officer, United States Navy...UEFL Appeals Board (2012-present).

Senior Member tmac
» Former baseball official...Has worked with several present MiLB and MLB umpires...Author of several key 2012 UEFL Appeals Board decisions...Returning for a third term on the UEFL Appeals Board (2012-present).

Senior Member RichMSN
» 25 years umpiring experience, high school and college...Ardent student of the rules; Jim Evans Annotated, Jaksa/Roder, Wendelstedt Manual, PBUC Manual, Childress BRD, MLB Umpire Manual Rule Interpretations...Returning for a third term on the UEFL Appeals Board (2012-present).

Ranking Member Arik G (formerly BT_Blue)
» Nearly 20 years of umpiring experience, youth through college and semi-professional...Formerly a 2012 Appeals Board candidate...Returning for a second term on the UEFL Appeals Board (2013-present).

Ranking Member Turducken
» Has officiated high school baseball and, professionally, Single-A MiLB...Former UEFL observer and 2012 participant...Returning for a second term on the UEFL Appeals Board (2013-present).

Member JD
» Graduate of the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring (JEAPU), former MiLB Umpire and JEAPU apprentice instructor...Holds a juris doctor (hence JD) and clerks for a federal judge in Manhattan...Inaugural term on the UEFL Appeals Board.

New this season: The following candidates were appointed to the 2014 UEFL Appeals Board, but do not have voting power, pursuant to UEFL Rule restrictions concerning maximum voting members.

Non-Voting Member johnnyg08
» Student of the rules with Jim Evans Annotated, Jaksa/Roder, Wendelstedt, PBUC, Childress BRD and MLB Umpire Manuals...Inaugural term on the UEFL Appeals Board.

Non-Voting Member Joe Gravina
» 15 years umpiring experience, LL to NCAA...Has worked the ECAC D3 playoffs, RI American Legion Playoffs and Finals...Director of Training for the Rhode Island Umpires Association...Inaugural term on the UEFL Appeals Board.

Non-Voting Member cyclone14
» High school umpire and UEFL participant since The Left Field Corner...Surgical resident located in Ontario, Canada...Inaugural term on the UEFL Appeals Board.


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