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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:05 pm

I will admit that I have no idea what Boone is talking about in the context of arguing with the umpire. Like I get the positive connotation of 'savages in the box', but how does that at all relate to them being angry with the strike zone? I thought it was a bad lip reading thing until I actually played it with audio.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:08 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I will admit that I have no idea what Boone is talking about in the context of arguing with the umpire. Like I get the positive connotation of 'savages in the box', but how does that at all relate to them being angry with the strike zone? I thought it was a bad lip reading thing until I actually played it with audio.


Meaning they control the strike zone, swinging at strikes and avoiding balls. Like when everybody used to say if Ryne Sandberg thinks it was a ball then it was a ball.

The thing I don't get is how he can say that one pitch was "way outside" from the angle he was at, given that what we see it looks like it may have been only slightly outside, if at all.
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Postby Stu » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:11 pm

Watching the Yankees-Rockies game just now. The Yankees had a catcher’s interference that was so blatant Sanchez was shaking his glove in pain from hitting the bat. Ump didn’t call it.
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Postby OleMissCub » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:51 pm

Angel got confused about a double switch and delayed a game for 20-25 minutes while he tried to figure it out.

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Postby Derwood » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:39 pm

Cora is protesting the game. He should be protesting Angel Hernandez’s career
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Postby The Logan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm

Deja Vu...

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Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:41 pm

Fun read if you're an Athletic subscriber.

https://theathletic.com/1137822/2019/08 ... overlords/
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:54 pm

The Logan wrote:Deja Vu...



Let's remember some umps...

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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:34 pm

Eric Gregg was sooooo bad.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:23 pm

The Logan wrote:Deja Vu...



wow, same guy too.

kinda tells you something about the level of accountability for MLB umpires that that loser is still working in MLB.
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Postby stitchface » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:58 pm

robot umpires now. these guys are awful
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:06 pm


NEW YORK—Describing the task of calling balls and strikes as mostly guesswork, MLB umpires admitted Thursday that pitchers throw way too fast for them to actually see the ball. “The ball is pretty small and it’s moving really quickly, so even when I’m watching super closely, it’s still impossible to tell,” said home plate umpire Scott Glennon, who further echoed the sentiments expressed by most of his colleagues by adding that pitches like sliders and curveballs move all over the place, making it even harder to tell what happened. “It’s good when the catcher reaches really far away from the plate so I know that it’s probably a ball, or if the batter swings and misses so I don’t have to pretend I knew where the ball went. Otherwise I just have to signal real emphatically to convince everyone I saw it.” Glennon also admitted that, like most of the league’s umps, he simply alternates back and forth between calling “safe” and “out” for every close play at the plate.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:43 am

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Postby Bull » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:22 pm

I believe this belongs in the Topheavy umpires thread.
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He seems nice.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:02 am

How many Bud heavies do you think that human trash had before that tweet?

Turd can’t even spell Civil War right.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:28 am

Maybe Yadi actually did something right when he spit on him.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:38 pm

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby The Logan » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:57 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... Irj68GOqVI

A Major League Baseball umpire apologized Thursday for a tweet in which he reportedly suggested violence would ensue from an impeachment of President Trump.

“I want to personally apologize to everyone that my words made feel less safe,” Rob Drake said in a statement to ESPN, which had first reported on his tweet.

“I especially want to apologize to every person who has been affected by gun violence in our country,” Drake also said in the statement.


Drake, 50, has not been working in the postseason, but he has been a full-time major league umpire since 2010. He started calling spring training and major league games in 1999. According to his MLB bio, the Arizona resident is a co-founder of Calling for Christ, an umpire-focused ministry.


Oh Christ.

The MLB umpires’ union described Drake on Wednesday as “a passionate individual and an outstanding umpire” who “chose the wrong way to convey his opinion about our great country.”

“His posting does not represent the view of the MLBUA or reflect those of the umpires we represent,” the union said of Drake in a statement. “… We are a group of individuals with diverse opinions and beliefs, united in our desire to continue our excellence officiating MLB games.”


If there's one organization that probably would, as a whole, think this way, the MLBUA would probably be it. Feast your eyes upon the very face of progress: https://mlbua.com/the-union2
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