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First Pitch: Ten Things I Love About Baseball – Ump Show Edition

First Pitch: Ten Things I Love About Baseball – Ump Show Edition

Tonight the Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a three game series between two of the best teams in the National League. Kind of boring, right? Not exactly the type of game where you're going for the teams. Fortunately, there was one thing that made the game watchable. The home plate umpire...

Hold on a second. Let me look up his name.

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Still looking.

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Here we go. Dan Iassogna. Totally copy/pasted that. Also, I kind of want some lasagna now.

Yes, it was the bottom of the fourth inning when a game between two projected playoff teams got interesting. After A.J. Burnett threw two straight balls against opposing pitcher Kris Medlen, Russell Martin (I didn't have to look up any of their names for some reason) got up and said something to D...

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