Author Topic: Four Blind Mice  (Read 26417 times)

Cactus

  • Guest
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2013, 08:08:03 am »
Quote

 Everyone felt that Josh Willingham slid close enough to the bag to not be called for interference in the third inning on Saturday. Willingham was close enough to reach down and touch the bag if he thought it was necessary. But umpire Joe West called Willingham for interference and made Joe Mauer, who was on third, return to second. ``I've never had the rule explained to me like that before,'' Hammer said. ``He said I didn't make an attempt to touch the bag, but the bag was right there. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire came out to argue and eventually was tossed for the second time this season and 64th in his career. Gardenhire tried to get West to look at where Willngham slid, which was near the bag. ``He said, `don't point at my dirt,' '' Gardenhire said, ``and I pointed at his dirt.''

Eastcoastfan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 886
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2013, 08:57:32 am »
Lol!

Cactus

  • Guest
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2013, 10:02:59 am »
The Joe West call at second may have been correct.  Josh Willingham had his back to the base and could not have reached it.  Unfortunately, we don't get to see Ron Gardenhire pointing at Joe West's dirt.

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=27426851&topic_id=8878976&c_id=min

Cactus

  • Guest
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2013, 01:22:16 pm »

brjones

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16627
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2013, 03:24:20 pm »
Currently on CB Bucknor's Wikipedia page:

Quote
C. B. Bucknor (born August 23, 1962) is a Jamaican umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1996 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. He is also the first blind person to ever be an umpire in the MLB.

ticohans

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3238
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2013, 03:54:38 pm »
Awesome

CurtOne

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18130
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2013, 06:03:33 pm »
That's hilarious.

Somebody put "First certifiably insane umpire" on Angel's page.

Cactus

  • Guest
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2013, 08:45:44 am »
Is this the solution to bad umpiring?



Actually, it was Star Wars Day at Chase Field.  The umpires were Kerwin Danley, Bob Davidson, Jim Reynolds, and Paul Schrieber.

FITS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3211
  • Location: Greensboro, NC
    • HealthSource Nutrition
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2013, 05:33:26 am »
Somebody delete and ban the spammer please.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2013, 06:43:03 am by FITS »

Jes Beard

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 15580
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2013, 05:45:28 am »
Only four posts from the guy, and all four are spam.

AndyMacFAIL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 846
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2013, 01:51:26 pm »




John Hirschbeck is crew chief for World Series


2 hours ago AP - Sports

BOSTON (AP) -- John Hirschbeck will umpire his fourth World Series and will be crew chief for the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hirschbeck will be behind the plate for Wednesday night's opener at Fenway Park, with Mark Wegner at first, Dana DeMuth at second, Paul Emmel at third, Bill Miller in left and Jim Joyce in right. Hirschbeck also worked the Series in 1995 and 2006 and was crew chief in 2010.

DeMuth will be working his fourth Series and Joyce his third but first since 2001. This will be the second Series for Miller and the first for Emmel and Wegner.

Umpires will continue to wear ''WB'' patches honoring umpire Wally Bell, who died Oct. 14. Bell umped the 2006 World Series and this year's All-Star game.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/john-hirschbeck-crew-chief-world-164647947--mlb.html


« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 01:58:45 pm by AndyMacFAIL »

Dave23

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7328
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2014, 08:21:13 am »
Even with replay, the umpires got the count wrong in the Rays-Twins game, turning what should have been a walk into an eventual strikeout.

I'm not sure how that can happen with replay.

brjones

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16627
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2014, 10:58:53 am »
There was one non-replay in the Braves-Mets game the other night that I never posted about, but it was confusing to me.  Maybe someone here can explain. 

Freddie Freeman was up.  He hit a ball that pretty clearly hit off his foot and then deflected to the middle of the infield.  Freeman took off running and made it to first base.  On replay, it was obviously a foul ball off Freeman's foot--you could even see him grimace/limp as he took his first step, so it wasn't just some weird spin on the ball that caused it to take a strange bounce. 

The Mets wanted to review the play, but the umpires wouldn't allow it.  The announcers acted like it was a ball-strike call, so it couldn't be reviewed...but wasn't it a foul-fair call?  And aren't those reviewable? 

StrikeZone

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4025
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2014, 11:29:04 am »
Nope, fair/foul calls in the infield aren't reviewable as far as I can tell.  I was watching some game the other night (I don't even remember what one it was) and there was a similar play to what you're talking about, and the manager wanted a review but they told him there wasn't anything he could do about it, even though the replay clearly showed the call was wrong.

Playtwo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6111
Re: Four Blind Mice
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2014, 01:06:51 pm »
The play br mentions ought to be reviewable.  If the ball had mistakenly been called foul, it might not be appropriate for that to be reviewable since there's no way to rectify the situation after the fact (although you could call it "no pitch").