Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Plate Meeting Podcast Episode 1 - Bob Davidson

Welcome to The Plate Meeting, a LF Umpire Podcast from Close Call Sports, where we talk umpiring with umpires. In this inaugural episode, hosts Tmac and Gil are joined by 30-year major league and World Series umpire Bob Davidson, who retired from MLB in 2016 and talks about his journey through professional baseball and rise to the majors—both times—relives some notable ejections and other stories from his decades of service in pro ball, and answers your questions.

Click the below "play" button to hear Episode 1 - Starting the Game with Bob Davidson, or visit the show online at https://anchor.fm/the-plate-meeting. In the future, The Plate Meeting will be available through additional Podcast sources, such as the iTunes store—we'll let you know how to access that when it becomes available.

Additional Links, Videos, and Other Media:
The following section contains relevant links, footnotes, or additional commentary relative to subjects discussed on the show. Click the following links for this episode to access the relevant videos.

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Related Post (26:00): MLB Umpire Bob Davidson Retires After 28 Year Career (10/2/16).

Related Video #1 (28:00): 1986 San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Fight.

Related Video #2 (34:11): Clint Hurdle simultaneously ejected by Jerry Layne and Bob Davidson.
Related PostEjections: Jerry Layne (1) (6/12/11).

Related Video #3 (38:00): Dodgers forfeit to Cardinals in August 1995 on baseball giveaway night.

Related Video #4 (45:45): John Lackey tossed after throwing at Ian Kinsler two times.
Related PostEjections: Bob Davidson (1) (5/16/09).

Related Video #5 (50:08): Bautista's illegal slide spurs fight with Odor, benches clear in Texas.
Related PostMLB Ejections 040-047 - Scott & Iassogna (TOR-TEX Fight) (5/15/16).

Related Video #6 (52:48): Davidson & Charlie Manuel go nose-to-nose over catcher-blocking play.
Related PostEjection 031: Bob Davidson (1) (5/15/12).

Related Video #7 (55:44): After Long's ejection, Girardi is tossed & crew-mates run in with support.
Related PostEjections 057, 058: Bob Davidson (2, 3) (6/2/12).

Related Video (1:05:12): Colorado's back-to-back balks result in Nationals tying the game (6/13/13).

Related Video (1:11:24): Davidson ejects Montreal mascot Youppi from atop Dodgers' dugout.
Related Box Score: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Montreal Expos, 8/23/89 (22 innings, 6-hour game).


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