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Dave23

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Four Blind Mice
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:55:25 am »
Dedicated to the four personalities who make each and every MLB game about themselves, rather than the players...

Here's to your incompetence!

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CurtOne

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 12:01:15 pm »
Let's see Davep and JR, but who are the other two?

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 12:08:25 pm »
The first two that posted in this thread?

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 12:13:45 pm »
I would like to dedicate this topic to the memory of none other than Eric Gregg.

JR

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 01:24:14 pm »
Thanks Dave!

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 01:26:33 pm »
Carlos Santana Was Out By Six Feet, Except That Umpire Jim Wolf Is Legally Blind

http://deadspin.com/5920117/carlos-santana-was-out-by-six-feet-except-that-umpire-jim-wolf-is-legally-blind

Tim Welke Blown Call: Rockies Get Break When Jerry Hairston Incorrectly Called Out

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/tim-welke-blown-call-rockies-jerry-hairston_n_1474487.html

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 01:33:10 pm »
If the Jim Wolf call was reviewed by replay, the results would have been inconclusive.  The ball definitely was bobbled.

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 01:41:29 pm »
What I'd like to start capturing in this topic is stuff like this.

Infield hit for Victorino, tie game.  Garza just can't put anyone away...he keeps getting to 2 strikes, but can't put them away.

Although the umpire missed his second call of the night at first base.  And there was no doubt that this one was missed.  Just awful.

That was Gerry Davis at first that night.

It was Ted Lilly that was tossed for calling out the terrible umpire from the dugout.

Strike one 8 inches inside called on Soto.  That ball is impossible to hit well.  Just awful.

That was Tim Timmons.

Or if the umpire hadn't blown the call on DeJesus's double.  Some runs probably score, which changes the game.

Saw the replay of the DeJesus call at 2nd, and the ump was right there on top of the play. How could he blow that call? it wasn't even close. And, yeah, it could have made for a different outcome (also the awful strike 3 call on DeJesus later, when he actually drew a walk...Castro and LaHair each got hits that inning....)

And here we have some Angel Campos.
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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 01:50:37 pm »
There are plenty of questionable umpires out there besides Bucknor and Hernandez, and I'd like to try to start identifying some of them.

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 02:00:22 pm »
 
There are plenty of questionable umpires out there besides Bucknor and Hernandez, and I'd like to try to start identifying some of them.
"Questionable" needs to be defined.  At a minimum, there are the ones who simply miss too many calls, the ones who think fans buy tickets to see them, and the ones with too quick of a trigger finger.

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 02:08:07 pm »
I think there must be something about their training.  "Be quick and decisive and never admit that you might have made a mistake.  Otherwise you will always be questioned."  Something like that.  The whole thing is broken and needs some fundamental change, but I don't see it ever happening, which is why I'd scrap most of it and let technology do the job.

CurtOne

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 02:08:31 pm »
OTOH, I nominate Don Denkinger for the Umpire Hall of Fame!

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 02:33:14 pm »
If the Jim Wolf call was reviewed by replay, the results would have been inconclusive.  The ball definitely was bobbled.

That's not even close to accurate.  The ball was in his glove the entire time and it hardly moved.  The shortstop's foot was on the bag and he had control of the ball before the runner reached the base.

Dave23

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 02:49:58 pm »
I never saw a bobble either. That was as clean as it gets.

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Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 02:56:45 pm »
He kind of did a scoop move with his glove at the end of the play.  Probably to allow the ball to drop from the webbing down into the heel.  The umpire may have seen the ball move and interpreted that as a bobble.