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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Old Style » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:58 pm

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:06 pm

Old Style wrote:Add Gerry Davis to the list.

Rangers' Adrian Beltre gets ejected while at on-deck circle


Beltre strikes again:

Umpire Joe West Suspended Three Games For Calling Adrian Beltre The Biggest Complainer In Baseball

http://deadspin.com/umpire-joe-west-sus ... 1797671541

Beltre truly is the hero baseball needs.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:56 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Old Style wrote:Add Gerry Davis to the list.

Rangers' Adrian Beltre gets ejected while at on-deck circle


Beltre strikes again:

Umpire Joe West Suspended Three Games For Calling Adrian Beltre The Biggest Complainer In Baseball

http://deadspin.com/umpire-joe-west-sus ... 1797671541

Beltre truly is the hero baseball needs.


They're probably right that this suspension is probably an overreaction to that interview, but there's probably 100 other incidents over the course of Joe West's career where he rightly deserved a suspension, so overall I think West is still winning the "get away with being an horsefeathers that's horsefeathers at his job" game.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:58 pm

Ian Kinsler was ejected last night for arguing balls and strikes with Angel Hernandez.







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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby mul21 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:47 am

I went to the Cards Braves game Sunday and he was at first base. I pointed him out before the game and damned if he didn't blow an obvious call on a not so close play. Fortunately it got reversed, but he's just so predictably bad. Him, West, and Bucknor all need to go.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Gilby » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:14 pm

I'd be very interested to look at Kinsler's pitch f/x data at the end of the season. I have a guess as to how August and September games will compare to the earlier games.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:17 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:https://twitter.com/nsbbcom/status/898994233830395908


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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:26 pm

This thread deserves an honorary title for Joe West, like we gave to the Game Thread forum for Fred.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:52 am

Hernandez is up there for being the worst sports personality.

It's no coincidence he is constantly involved in these situations.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:11 am

somewhere out there cb bucknor is breathing a big sigh of relief
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby javy knows my name » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:26 am

Duke Silver wrote:This thread deserves an honorary title for Joe West, like we gave to the Game Thread forum for Fred.


There's no need to exalt Joe West while Bucknor and Hernandez still have jobs. He's not special

I personally consider CB's strike zone to be the worst now that Froemming is gone
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Postby weis21 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:35 am

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:This thread deserves an honorary title for Joe West, like we gave to the Game Thread forum for Fred.


There's no need to exalt Joe West while Bucknor and Hernandez still have jobs. He's not special

I personally consider CB's strike zone to be the worst now that Froemming is gone

Agreed. But West's stupid fat face closes the gap fast. Esp when CB has not umpired a Cubs game in a while

(disclaimer: he may have and I just missed it but I feel this is accurate so I'm going with it)
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby bcl412 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:58 pm

The problem with West is that he's so arrogant to go with his terribleness. Like last year when he just decided the Cubs couldn't meet on the mound to give their reliever more work, which always happens (when Maddon got tossed and got what he wanted anyways) just because he didn't want it to happen. There are other instances of him just being a power hungry oaf as well. Hernandez and Buckner are awful but it's West's arrogance that puts him over the top.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:36 pm

I don't know if Dale Scott was good or bad, but he's done.

Longtime MLB umpire Dale Scott has decided to retire, citing a string of concussions in recent years and his fear that any more could lead to long-term health effects.
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:13 pm

The safe play is to just assume he was bad (as an ump).
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:18 pm

Banedon wrote:I don't know if Dale Scott was good or bad, but he's done.

Longtime MLB umpire Dale Scott has decided to retire, citing a string of concussions in recent years and his fear that any more could lead to long-term health effects.


This metric has him dead last as regards calling strikes as balls and vice versa.

https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/mlb-umpir ... s-preview/
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:46 pm



Check out this stupid ejection. They really need to do something about this dumb horsefeathers. Are umpires ever held accountable for doing this?
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Sammys Boombox » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:15 am

Regular Show wrote:

Check out this stupid ejection. They really need to do something about this dumb horsefeathers. Are umpires ever held accountable for doing this?


That’s Marty Foster. He’s on West’s crew. Joe must be rubbing off on him.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:50 am

This thread apparently doesn’t show umpires proper respect.

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:08 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:This thread apparently doesn’t show umpires proper respect.


My god, these guys suck
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Postby Banedon » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:00 am

Found on gatewayredbirds this morn.

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:36 am

It's close, but I definitely think he went around.
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Postby Regular Show » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:39 pm

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:49 am

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/ ... ubs-padres

HOLY horsefeathers...

An umpire actually admitted he was wrong (in the weakest of ways), but still that's simply amazing!



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