Friday, March 14, 2014

Roster: 2014 Opening Series (Sydney, Australia) Umpires

The umpire crew for MLB's Opening Series in Sydney, Australia has been named. Each MLB umpire appointed to officiate the 2014 series down under will work a plate—two during the Dodgers' and Diamondbacks' exhibitions vs Team Australia and the others during the Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks regular season games. Australian Baseball League (ABL) umpires will join the USA crew for the exhibition games. The American crew assigned to the Australian games is notably not an intact MLB crew for the 2014 regular season.

Opening Series Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires
Tim Welke (crew chief): Will serve as first base umpire during Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Team Australia exhibition game, home plate umpire during LA-ARI Opening Day game & 3B on 3/23.
Dale Scott: Will serve as first base umpire during Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Team Australia exhibition game, 1B on Opening Day (3/22) and plate umpire on 3/23.
Laz Diaz: Will serve as home plate umpire during Dodgers-Australia exhibition game, second base umpire on Opening Day and first base umpire for Game 2 of the regular season.
Mark Carlson: Will serve as home plate umpire for D'Backs-Australia, third base umpire for Dodgers-Diamondbacks on Opening Day and second base umpire on March 23.

Opening Series Australian Baseball League (ABL) Umpires
Paul Hyham: 1999 graduate of Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring and MLB Umpire Camp in Compton, California (2008, 2011). International Baseball Federation (IBAF) Umpire of the Year & Australian Baseball Federation (ABF) Official of the Year (2009). Worked the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing (semi-final: 1B / Gold Medal Game: 2B), and the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, including the 2013 Championship Round in San Francisco. 2B during the Dodgers-Australia exhibition on 3/20.
Mal Mackay: 1998 graduate of Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Worked the 2007 World Cup (Taiwan), 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (Bronze Medal Game: 3B), 2009 World Cup (semi-final: plate / Gold Medal Game: 1B) and 2013 ABL Championship Series. 3B during the Dodgers-Australia exhibition on 3/20.
Brett Robson: Former Minor League umpire (2003-2012), worked the Gulf Coast, Pioneer, South Atlantic, California, Texas and Pacific Coast Leagues including the 2010 All-Star Futures Game in Anaheim during All-Star Weekend. Worked the 2012 ABL All-Star Game, 2012 Asia Series in Busan, South Korea and the ABL Championship Series (2011-2014). 2B during the D'Backs-Australia exhibition on 3/21.
Trent Thomas: 1997 alumnus of the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Worked the 2012 Asia Series in Busan and 2013 Asia Series in Taichung, Taiwan, 2008 & 2011 IBAF Championships, and the ABL Championship Series (1999, 2014). 3B during the D'Backs-Australia exhibition on 3/21.









MLB also announced the umpiring crew that will officiate the Yankees-Marlins Legend Series at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama on March 15 and 16. The four umpires working the exhibition series are Manny Gonzalez, Marvin Hudson, Jerry Meals and Larry Vanover (crew chief).

These are MLB's announced umpires, crews and rotations for the two Series, but are subject to change.

1 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Why is it taking so long to make the decision ? One fast replay proved the call was missed...

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