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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby mul21 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:49 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:He'd refuse to call anything except playoff games.


He wouldn't call playoff games, he'd be at a concert.
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Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:50 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:He'd refuse to call anything except playoff games.


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Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:06 pm

Thed Hoyerstein wrote:maybe David should be an umpire


No count would ever get past 1-1
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:38 pm

mul21 wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:He'd refuse to call anything except playoff games.


He wouldn't call playoff games, he'd be at a concert.


while doing the robot
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Postby javy knows my name » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:41 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:
Thed Hoyerstein wrote:maybe David should be an umpire


No count would ever get past 1-1


This is horsefeathering brilliant
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CyHawk_Cub wrote:Re: Joe West


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Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:32 pm



When I was 13 I was walking down the sidewalk in St Louis before a Cubs/Cardinals game. I noticed Angel Hernandez was walking towards me. I very creatively said, “Hey, Angel! You suck!” Amazing I know.

But seriously, if the 13 year olds recognize you on the street, something is wrong.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:50 pm

Sammys Boombox wrote:

When I was 13 I was walking down the sidewalk in St Louis before a Cubs/Cardinals game. I noticed Angel Hernandez was walking towards me. I very creatively said, “Hey, Angel! You suck!” Amazing I know.

But seriously, if the 13 year olds recognize you on the street, something is wrong.

That tweet... doesn't make sense. Why is Angel calling and no one's answering?
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby treebird » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:52 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:

When I was 13 I was walking down the sidewalk in St Louis before a Cubs/Cardinals game. I noticed Angel Hernandez was walking towards me. I very creatively said, “Hey, Angel! You suck!” Amazing I know.

But seriously, if the 13 year olds recognize you on the street, something is wrong.

That tweet... doesn't make sense. Why is Angel calling and no one's answering?


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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 pm

that, or he misses a lot of calls
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:13 am


I have a lot more respect and admiration for AJ Hinch now.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:19 pm

The umpires openly and vocally reject the technology designed to help them improve. horsefeathers all of them
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:05 pm

The technology can't help them get better. It can replace them, but it can't help them do their job better.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:08 pm



That strike call was terrible... We need robot umps now.
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Postby soccer10k » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:55 pm

Didn’t even cuss at the ump. I thought for sure the pitcher must have dropped an f bomb in there but he just said “that’s horrible.”
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:15 am

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2686 ... -diaz-loss

"That's the kind of thing that bums me out," he said. "To have pitches taken away from him in a crucial moment. ... Now my guy has to go home and feel bad about himself tonight. And it wasn't even a borderline pitch. It was a strike."

Maddon has never been in favor of robot umpires, and didn't waver Friday, even after losing a game on what potentially was a missed call.

"I'm still not advocating an electronic strike zone," Maddon said. "I'm advocating, 'Let's go, you cannot miss that pitch in that situation.'


Not sure where to put this, but bitching about the umps seems to fit here. I honestly do not get Maddon at times like this.

Okay, you're complaining about a missed call in a crucial moment. You're complaining about the performance of the ump there. You said it was a strike and not even a borderline pitch. Just a few games ago you mentioned implementing some technology or something to see if a batter checked their swing or went too far on strike 3...

So why the hell are you against an electronic (automated) strike zone especially when your own players, like Ben Zobrist, are in favor of it? I think I know the answer -- Maddon really isn't as progressive as the media portrayed him as before he got to Chicago. That reputation was completely made up. He probably likes the stupid "human element" angle that old-school types use against implementing an automated strike zone.

I hate umps (and their lack of transparency and accountability), but I also hate players/managers/execs who argue against adopting a superior technological solution to counter horsefeathers strike zones/bad calls made by umps.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:15 am

He laments present circumstances, but not enough to actually do something about it.

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:33 am

I think it’s as simple as he knows he can’t advocate for umps losing their jobs and still manage a major baseball team.
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