After a long day of travel delays with my friend Sweeny Murti — it’s not a great thing when the airport announces “this plane will not be taking you to Dallas” — I’ve finally arrived in Texas with just enough time to grab a quick lunch and get to the ball park. Meanwhile, MLB has announced the umpire crews for ALCS and NLCS. Here’s that release.
Major League Baseball has named the two umpiring crews that will oversee the League Championship Series. The American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers, which will be covered by TBS, will begin on Friday, October 15th at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, while the National League Championship Series featuring the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be televised by FOX, will start on Saturday, October 16th at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Gerry Davis, who is in his 27th year as a Major League Umpire, will be the crew chief in the 2010 ALCS, marking the 21st postseason series of his career, including his eighth LCS. Davis will work with regular season crew chief Brian Gorman, Angel Hernandez, Fieldin Culbreth, Jim Reynolds and Tony Randazzo.
Derryl Cousins, a 32-year Major League Umpire, will serve as the crew chief during the 2010 NLCS. It is the 15th career postseason assignment for Cousins, who will be on the field for his seventh LCS. Cousins’ crew will feature regular season crew chief Tom Hallion, Wally Bell, Ted Barrett, Jeff Nelson and Dan Iassogna.