One more postseason assignment will be on Todd Tichenor's umpiring resumé this weekend and next week when the Holcomb resident and Garden City native will serve on the six-man crew for the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and either the Chicago Cubs or Washington Nationals (late Thursday game).
Major League Baseball announced the assignment Thursday in a press release.
Either way, the NLCS will begin Saturday in Los Angeles, and Tichenor was to depart Garden City on Friday.
Tichenor will be working with crew chief Mike Winters, who also worked the AL Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium. Also on the NLCS crew will be Lance Barksdale, Eric Cooper, Alfonso Marquez, Bill Welke and Jim Wolf.
Barksdale, Cooper and Marquez worked with Winters for the AL Wild Card game. Saturday’s Game 1 will be a 7 p.m. game on TBS while Sunday’s contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., also on TBS.
Now at the end of his sixth full season as an MLB umpire, Tichenor said that he will be working all six locations on the field, if the series goes at least that many games.
He said he will work first base in Saturday’s Game 1, home plate for Sunday’s Game 2, and then will go to right field, left field, third base, second base and would be at first base again if a Game 7 were to be played.
Tichenor, 40, has already previously worked an AL Wild Card Game, and has also worked an AL Division Series along with an All-Star Game.
Prior to the start of the 2017 regular season in April, Tichenor traveled to Tokyo, where he umpired the World Baseball Classic.