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Shorewood's Mark Carlson Featured On Deadspin

Shorewood's own Mark Carlson was featured today on Deadspin.

Major League Umpire, in (2011) and erstwhile Patch Mark Carlson was spotlighted in Deadspin's ongoing feature Better Know an Umpire.

The piece profiles Carlson's professional work, listing the leagues he umped in before making the bigs, his height and weight, uniform number, and this "claim to fame:"

"Causing Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano to completely lose his mind in May 2009. Video showed Carlson's call was correct, and Zambrano was suspended for six games."

While Carlson called Shorewood home while he was blogging for Shorewood Patch, we recently heard he and his family moved to Florida. We just gave him a call on his cell to ask but haven't heard back yet.

Interestingly, the Deadspin post contends that the former Shorewood resident is "hated" in Chicago, apparently for that whole thing with Zambrano.

Give us a call back, Mark. We'd love it if you started writing for us again.

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