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NPB Chief Ump to sit in on MLB umpire meeting set to take place in AZ

by on Jan.11, 2011 @ 11:30 pm, under NPB

The media learned today that the NPB's Chief Umpire, Osamu Ino, will be attending an MLB Umpire Meeting set to take place on the 17th in Pheonix, Arizona.  The reason: to network and exchange information.  This will apparently be a first for NPB umpires.

UPDATE 1/12 2:10pm JST - Ino wants to take notes on how MLB umps handle rules for the two leagues and how video replays are being used.