Happy fourth Opening Day! There will be more bunting. Also, more bunting. And a good way to kick off the baseball season is to learn more about the people you'll be screaming at for the next seven months. That's where Deadspin's "Better Know an Umpire" series comes in handy.â†µ
Information headings include "Hated in" and "Scouting report from an Internet message board," and the whole thing is curated by the wonderful Erik Malinowski. I, for one, did now know that Phil Cuzzi was once fired as a minor-league ump. Second chances and redemption are just the worst.