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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:46 pm


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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Derwood » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:01 pm

To be fair, those two calls weren't egregious. I'd prefer an automated zone, but we've seen hundreds of worse calls than those
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:40 pm

Derwood wrote:To be fair, those two calls weren't egregious. I'd prefer an automated zone, but we've seen hundreds of worse calls than those


Sure. I've seen worse calls too, but they were pretty bad and also context matters. The fastball was clearly outside on Robles.

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:06 pm

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The call was bad. The reason why is infuriating.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/umpire-lance-barksdale-blamed-catcher-133113341.html
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Postby TMan92 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:29 am

Nothing on the nonsense tonight?
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:23 am

https://theathletic.com/1348067/2019/11 ... ast-booth/

Robot umpires might not be the only officials invading major league baseball in the future. Viewers soon could be seeing umpires in a baseball broadcast booth, similar to how the NFL, NBA, and other sports have integrated former officials as part of the broadcast.

In an interview last Friday with The Athletic, Fox Sports executive producer Brad Zager said his network has given serious consideration to having a former umpire in the booth for Fox/FS1’s postseason coverage.


Terrible idea -- nobody wants a horsefeathering ump in the broadcast booth.

The interference ruling on Trea Turner in the WS was asinine. Someone trying to explain it and/or justify it only makes it worse.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

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Pretty entertaining series of tweets... last one is really good lol:

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Postby bukie » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:18 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:

I mean, if ever there were a season to go to automated strike calls...
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:32 am


This is so infuriating...

I can't wait for the automated strike zone to be implemented in MLB. I sincerely hope they're working on the technology behind-the-scenes, but I don't think it's a priority for Rob Manfred.


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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby The Logan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:24 pm

To be fair, the catcher didn't do him any favors with that one. Reminds me of the Gary Sanchez one from a few years back that was almost exactly like this one.
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:06 pm

The Logan wrote:To be fair, the catcher didn't do him any favors with that one. Reminds me of the Gary Sanchez one from a few years back that was almost exactly like this one.

Well sure. The catcher was clearly expecting a slider and got a two-seamer instead. There was a man on 2nd so I'm going to guess it was the pitcher who didn't pick up the new signs correctly.
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Postby woodchip2153 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm

The Logan wrote:To be fair, the catcher didn't do him any favors with that one. Reminds me of the Gary Sanchez one from a few years back that was almost exactly like this one.


To be fair
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:17 pm

woodchip2153 wrote:
The Logan wrote:To be fair, the catcher didn't do him any favors with that one. Reminds me of the Gary Sanchez one from a few years back that was almost exactly like this one.


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Postby Omar » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:27 pm

Kepler didn't swing at a single pitch during this AB

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Derwood » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:46 pm

Look where the ump sets up for that last pitch. Terrible
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Omar » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:13 pm

Derwood wrote:Look where the ump sets up for that last pitch. Terrible


I can understand missing calls north and south sometimes, hitter's height changes.

but east and west... when you can use the homeplate as a literally look and see "did the ball cross on top of the plate?" ... how do you miss the call that badly?
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Omar » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:24 pm

Other umpire gems recently





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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby NonProfitCow » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:32 am

I don't know how you keep from getting tossed there.


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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:52 am

NonProfitCow wrote:I don't know how you keep from getting tossed there.



I really enjoy that pause the catcher gives, not just when he catches the pitch, but when he's still waiting for a late strike call, and not quite throwing the ball back to the pitcher, which is then permenantly frozen by the video ending. Perfect editing.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Derwood » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:57 am

Are the umps THIS much worse this year, or are the handful of bad calls just especially bad?
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