MLB reveals umpire assignments for wild-card, divisional rounds
Here are the umpiring crews for the wild-card and divisional round playoff games.
Major League Baseball announced umpiring assignments for the wild-card and divisional playoff rounds Monday. Here they are:
Reds/Pirates-Cardinals NLDS: Jerry Layne (crew chief), Wally Bell, Sam Holbrook, Jim Joyce, Paul Nauert and Tony Randazzo.
Rays/Indians-Red Sox ALDS: Dana DeMuth (crew chief), Eric Cooper, Paul Emmel, Chris Guccione, Larry Vanover and Mike Winters.
I'm not going to nitpick these selections, but I can't believe Bucknor got an assignment. I feel like you could poll players, managers, coaches, front office personnel, media, fans, etc. and the answer would always be the same: Bucknor is generally regarded as the worst umpire in Major League Baseball. It's hard to trust the evaluation process if he's getting a postseason series.
On the bright side, he's doing the Tigers series. An epic Jim Leyland meltdown could be on the menu.
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