Question Authority

Tomorrow I’m going to my fifth and final Spring Training game. I hadn’t planned on going to any more, but RedRays (Trent) made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. RedRays is one of those guys that gets along with everyone and has friends from many walks of life. One of those friends is MLB umpire Chad Fairchild.
Chad Fairchild photo by Adrian Wyld
Chad Fairchild has been umpiring in the big leagues since 2004. He’s been involved in two Division Series, and he was also on the field for A-Rod’s infamous “got it” call when running towards third base in Toronto.

One of the perks of being friends with an umpire… four free tickets to every MLB game in which he is umpiring.

RedRays took advantage of this a few years ago and traveled up to Fenway Park to catch a game. Tomorrow, he’s getting taken care of again, but this time it’s Port Charlotte for a split-squad game. Hey, any baseball is good baseball.

The reason I’m writing this post is that I hope to meet Chad Fairchild and maybe ask a few questions for the site. So, I pose this question to the readers. If you could ask an MLB umpire any question, what would it be? I’ll ask him the best ones tomorrow.

30 Responses to “Question Authority”

  1. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Who is the best manager in baseball at arguing? Is there a manager in baseball that going into a game you kind of expect to have problems with?

  2. Dave Says:

    He was also the 3B ump for Longoria’s HR in Game 162

  3. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Which means he was the one who would have had to call it fair or foul if it was any closer…

    What a great home run that was, huh Dave?

  4. Dave Says:

    Clearly Dan.. This is why I brought it up!

  5. Allan Says:

    Would bringing replay reviews make you feel more comfortable doing your job, or is it an insult to your profession?

  6. Dave Says:

    Those are good questions guys… Lets hear some more

  7. Allan Says:

    Which MLB manager would you like to fight most?

  8. Allan Says:

    Which player makes you laugh the most during games?

  9. Allan Says:

    How do you feel after blowing a call?

  10. Allan Says:

    What’s the procedure if you shart during a game?

  11. Allan Says:

    Are you ever recognized by fans, while out in public?

  12. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    I love the instant reply question. That’s a great one

  13. Dave Says:

    I probably won’t ask the shart question

  14. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    But that’s the most important question of all lol

  15. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Did you get to meet him?

  16. Dave Says:

    We met him between innings. Super nice guy! He hooked up Redrays, October boy and myself with great seats, 6 rows behind home plate. I didn’t have the chance to interview him, but it’s in the works.

  17. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Nice. Im sure it was quite an experience.

    We are now entering the final 48 hour stretch drive for the draft…. Any short posts planned for monday about the brutal wait until draft day Dave?

  18. Dave Says:

    I doubt I’ll write anything on Friday. My editor and I will be doing our final prep in anticipation of 8:30.
    Practice makes perfect.. Right?

  19. Dave Says:

    I obviously meant Monday- not Friday.

  20. Allan Says:

    Any word on who Chefdick is taking #1?

  21. Dave Says:

    I wish!

  22. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    I think its pretty clear that the poll has spoken. Its going to be Trout

  23. Dave Says:

    Go figure.. It’s 28 hours before the draft, and I’m sick. Hoping for a Willis Reed type recovery!

  24. Allan Says:

    26 hours and 12 minutes!!!

  25. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    We really are getting dangerously close at this point… We are nearly there.

  26. BDog Says:

    Those were some amazing seats Dave, especially for free.

  27. 2012 fantasy baseball champion Says:

    Only reason its so quiet here is everyone is so excited about your draft recap post

  28. WillisBeTheYear Says:

    I agree about the reason why it is so quiet. I am a really nervous more than excited.

  29. Allan Says:

    Should be great. I’m always interested to see Dave’s playoff teams.

  30. BDog Says:

    Baseball season starts tonight! How excited is everyone?

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