Yankees’ Replay Guru Ensures Umps Call ’Em as Cameras See ’Em


One of Brett Weber’s duties with the Yankees is to monitor two flat-panel screens for umpires’ mistakes during games.

Richard Perry/The New York Times

Brett Weber, drafted by the Yankees in the 14th round in 1998, never rose above Class A in the minor leagues. Now he watches their home games from a windowless room in the ballpark.

Weber, 39, stares at two flat-panel screens that carry up to 15 camera angles of the game, keeping an eye out for an umpire’s mistake that might prompt him to pick up the red phone that is a direct line to the Yankees’ dugout.

Most fans have never seen Weber, and few realize that in any one game he might exert as much influence on the…

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