The Terrible Umpires Thread

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Splendid Splinter » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:01 am

Ok. I know umps are terrible and they do miss calls down the pipe every once in a while over the whole 162 games season, but is it me or it's on a new whole level this year?
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Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:37 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:Ok. I know umps are terrible and they do miss calls down the pipe every once in a while over the whole 162 games season, but is it me or it's on a new whole level this year?


Derwood wrote:Are the umps THIS much worse this year, or are the handful of bad calls just especially bad?
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Brian » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:29 am

there should be someone in the stadium that is watching the strike zone and can immediately overturn completely egregious calls like these.

as a step between the crap now and full electronic zone
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Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:28 pm

I think that the umps are more affected by the empty stadiums than the players are. Half of these umps get off on fan reactions
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Postby PackLandVA » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:55 pm

Rizzo, West said, had been yelling at umpires from his suite, saying things like “you’re brutal.” Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of fans in the stadium, everything can be heard down on the field.

“I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take that from a manager,” West said, via the Associated Press. “If it was Donald Trump, I’d eject him, too. But I’d still vote for him.”


Sounds like he was ejected for heckling.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:38 am

wow joe west is a trump supporter? there's the least surprising thing i've heard this year.
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Brian707 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:33 pm

PackLandVA wrote:
Sounds like he was ejected for heckling.



Reminds me of Steve McMichael.

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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:30 am

stitchface wrote:https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29812877/major-league-baseball-umpire-joe-west-never-missed-call-just-ask-him



I don’t go to espn, so thanks for the link. That was a great read. Joe West doesn’t bother me, and from the article, sounds like he’s pretty respected by most players and managers.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:26 am

horsefeathering can him. 27 missed calls JFC.
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Postby Derwood » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:43 am

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:horsefeathering can him. 27 missed calls JFC.


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Postby UK » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:23 pm



I can only hope when he dies that Dawson's funeral home hosts it.
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Postby TruffleShuffle » Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:22 am



the tweet embedded in that article says "Country Joe" can be combative. But he's a good umpire." which is just objectively wrong, since he's consistently rated as below average (if not among the worst) on balls and strikes. he's a horsefeathers umpire who's been around forever because MLB has zero accountability for bad umpires.
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I can only hope when he dies that Dawson's funeral home hosts it.


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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:25 pm




I can't wait for the Robo-umps to come and take over behind the plate. Joe West and his ilk can politely horsefeathers off and lose that responsibility (and I still think they'll horsefeathers up MLB games on other bizarre rulings/calls, unfortunately).
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Re: The Terrible Umpires Thread

Postby Old Style » Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:59 pm


Why can't he retire before the playoffs? While he's at it can he take Angel Hernandez with him?
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