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(Major League Baseball)   Yankee left fielder, diving into stands chasing a foul, pulls the old invisible ball trick on the ump   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 66
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2012-06-27 06:28:51 AM
Awesome!
 
2012-06-27 07:24:00 AM
Ha! Stupid ump.
 
2012-06-27 07:31:16 AM
It's called the hidden ball trick, not the invisible ball trick.

At any rate, this is more a case of a stupid ump than anything else.
 
2012-06-27 07:44:19 AM

notmtwain: It's called the hidden ball trick, not the invisible ball trick.



Nope.

It's hidden when you have the ball. It's invisible when you don't.
 
2012-06-27 08:08:05 AM
Just one more reason to expand instant replay (at least in the post-season and play-in games).
 
2012-06-27 08:14:34 AM
that rates as excitment in baseball, my god that is a boring game.
 
2012-06-27 08:14:51 AM
Anyone hear John's call? Glorious.
 
2012-06-27 08:19:03 AM
#smrtumpires
 
2012-06-27 08:27:39 AM
Why would the umpire feel that he needed to rush and make the call? Ask for the ball and make a decision. Nobody is advancing on the play...
 
2012-06-27 08:28:03 AM
Baseball, ya love some cheaters and hate others.
 
2012-06-27 08:37:02 AM
To be fair, the left fielder never did act as if he had the ball. He just got up, climbed back over the wall, and headed back to the dugout. He wasn't holding his glove up in celebration or anything.
 
2012-06-27 08:46:43 AM
Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.
 
2012-06-27 08:53:51 AM

ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.


Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.
 
2012-06-27 09:11:36 AM
You could see the ball pop out on the original view. What was the ump looking at?
 
2012-06-27 09:13:52 AM

ChrisDe: You could see the ball pop out on the original view. What was the ump looking at?


pinstripes
 
2012-06-27 09:23:17 AM
Embrace the Big Apple Tax!
 
2012-06-27 09:23:25 AM
The fan who got the loose ball a few seats away was actually holding it up in celebration. Ump is a dumbass.
 
2012-06-27 09:31:58 AM

bulldg4life: Why would the umpire feel that he needed to rush and make the call? Ask for the ball and make a decision. Nobody is advancing on the play...


this. he doesn't even look in the glove. I hope MLB suspends this ump or sends him down to AAA to work on his craft. to make matters worse he tosses the Cleveland player for pointing out the bad call.

"the human element" is ruining baseball.
 
2012-06-27 09:35:57 AM
This is getting embarrassing. I am blushing at how embarrassing this is.

And of course the Yankees get the benefit of a ridiculous call again.

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2012-06-27 09:36:37 AM
Mike DiMuro: good job, good effort! A hard play deserves an out!


mlb.mlb.com
 
2012-06-27 09:37:54 AM

Gunny Highway: Anyone hear John's call? Glorious.


Yeah, he was certainly excited. Hard to blame him - how often do you see something like that?
 
2012-06-27 09:51:11 AM
That little kid has a cool story to tell his friends at school.

Bad call, bad ump.

My favorite shady play is when short fields a burner but then looks to the outfield to fake the runner on second who was already taking a lead. I've seen it succeed once or twice in the Majors. Lots more in little league.
 
2012-06-27 09:51:30 AM
I love it, that ump just provided another huge chunk of evidence as to why he doesn't belong on the field making calls.

Anything that hastens instant replay and the removal of umpires from baseball is a good thing, which makes this clip a great thing.
 
2012-06-27 10:01:14 AM
Mr. Ump....it's not that hard to say:

"Show me the ball."
 
2012-06-27 10:06:38 AM
Only in New York.

Oh, and even without hearing John's call, I suggest that all recordings of it get thrown into the fires of Mordor.

/Red Sox fan
//Not the pink-hat associating kind
 
2012-06-27 10:09:58 AM

december: bulldg4life: Why would the umpire feel that he needed to rush and make the call? Ask for the ball and make a decision. Nobody is advancing on the play...

this. he doesn't even look in the glove. I hope MLB suspends this ump or sends him down to AAA to work on his craft. to make matters worse he tosses the Cleveland player for pointing out the bad call.

"the human element" is ruining baseball.


This. Especially when the human involved in the human element is a dumbass. The guy holding up the ball was five feet away, and the ump didn't even check to see if the fielder had the ball. Then proved what an ass he is by throwing the hitter out of the game for pointing out his mistake. Long suspension.
 
2012-06-27 10:14:25 AM
Between this, the ump who allowed Ozzie Guillen to make a lineup change for the opposing team, and the guy last week who called a baserunner safe even though he was 6 feet away from the base, I'm thoroughly convinced the umps are rebelling against the players and the league.
 
2012-06-27 10:15:28 AM

the_rev: To be fair, the left fielder never did act as if he had the ball. He just got up, climbed back over the wall, and headed back to the dugout. He wasn't holding his glove up in celebration or anything.


Dead on. As he gets back on the field, he even pounds his fist into his glove like 'dammit, almost' .

As much as I would like to see an example of sportsmanship and have him correct the ump, this ain't little league. His job is to help his team win and he did it here by simple keeping his mouth shut.

The fail's totally on the ump and he should get a few days off to mull it over.

Oh, and the ball wasn't invisible. The fat guy in the red shirt was holding it up for everyone to see.
 
2012-06-27 10:16:36 AM
UmpFAIL.
 
2012-06-27 10:18:29 AM
CSB Time

I once saw a similar, but much more daring, play in a minor league game. Being minor leagues, there were only two umps -- home plate and "second" (who would move around as play dictated). On this play, there was a soft blooper hit to the outfield and the center fielder makes a sliding/rolling catch and stands up with glove raised. The closer ump was running out to the outfield and makes the out call, then turns back to head towards the infield. As he turns his back, the outfielder then picks the ball up off the ground and throws it back to the pitcher -- the ball had never been in his glove, but he sold it very well.

The opposing manager saw the trick and came out to argue, but neither of the umps had seen it and being an A-level league, there wasn't even a video replay on the scoreboard. Most of the crowd saw it too, but the home team had the advantage, so there was no riot.

End CSB
 
2012-06-27 10:21:06 AM

Wellon Dowd: ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.

Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.


Maybe he's thinking about about a catch over the home run fence/wall. I believe you have to keep part of yourself in play for a catch like that to be an out instead of a home run.
 
2012-06-27 10:22:00 AM
I always enjoy baseball threads that involve umpire mistakes. It makes it easy to see the people who take this shiat too seriously.
 
2012-06-27 10:28:01 AM

davideggy: Wellon Dowd: ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.

Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.

Maybe he's thinking about about a catch over the home run fence/wall. I believe you have to keep part of yourself in play for a catch like that to be an out instead of a home run.


Ah, yes. The fielder must remain partially, and end up entirely, in the field of play to make a put out on a fair ball.
 
2012-06-27 10:29:37 AM

exick: I always enjoy baseball threads that involve umpire mistakes. It makes it easy to see the people who take this shiat too seriously.


i've always found baseball's enforcement of its own rules to be peculiar.

The sport's history and culture is built around numbers -- HR totals, single season batting records, etc. This has bred a generation of fans obsessed with advanced stats. Yet when it comes to very basic facts about baseball plays (fair/foul, safe/out, in/out of play, catch/trap) MLB is content to live with easily fixable mistakes.
 
2012-06-27 10:29:37 AM

davideggy: Wellon Dowd: ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.

Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.

Maybe he's thinking about about a catch over the home run fence/wall. I believe you have to keep part of yourself in play for a catch like that to be an out instead of a home run.


davideggy: Wellon Dowd: ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.

Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.

Maybe he's thinking about about a catch over the home run fence/wall. I believe you have to keep part of yourself in play for a catch like that to be an out instead of a home run.


In play, as in you can't climb over the wall, run 10 feet into the stands, and climb on somebody's shoulders to make the play. However you can take your feet off the ground as much as you want.
 
2012-06-27 10:42:56 AM
I might have cared about baseball if they had automated the calling of balls and strikes ten years ago. At this point, it's just a distraction in the background, I really couldn't care less who makes the playoffs or wins the series.
 
2012-06-27 10:49:57 AM

Principal Clarinet: notmtwain: It's called the hidden ball trick, not the invisible ball trick.


Nope.

It's hidden when you have the ball. It's invisible when you don't.


It was a different ball, obtained from a fan, so this would be the old switcheroo.
 
2012-06-27 10:53:48 AM

alltim: Principal Clarinet: notmtwain: It's called the hidden ball trick, not the invisible ball trick.


Nope.

It's hidden when you have the ball. It's invisible when you don't.

It was a different ball, obtained from a fan, so this would be the old switcheroo.


alltim: Principal Clarinet: notmtwain: It's called the hidden ball trick, not the invisible ball trick.


Nope.

It's hidden when you have the ball. It's invisible when you don't.

It was a different ball, obtained from a fan, so this would be the old switcheroo.


no ball, apologies.
 
2012-06-27 10:57:08 AM

Funbags: I love it, that ump just provided another huge chunk of evidence as to why he doesn't belong on the field making calls.

Anything that hastens instant replay and the removal of umpires from baseball is a good thing, which makes this clip a great thing.


Hasten and instant replay should not be used in the same sentence when it comes to baseball.
 
2012-06-27 11:03:07 AM

Wellon Dowd: davideggy: Wellon Dowd: ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.

Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.

Maybe he's thinking about about a catch over the home run fence/wall. I believe you have to keep part of yourself in play for a catch like that to be an out instead of a home run.

Ah, yes. The fielder must remain partially, and end up entirely, in the field of play to make a put out on a fair ball.


Nope. If you can leap into the fifth row, go for it. Still an out. As long as you don't land any part of your body beyond the fence before you make the catch.
 
2012-06-27 11:03:33 AM

alltim: It was a different ball, obtained from a fan, so this would be the old switcheroo.


No, he never had a ball in his glove at all...the announcer in that clip just assumed he did for a while.
 
2012-06-27 11:04:34 AM

Principal Clarinet: notmtwain: It's called the hidden ball trick, not the invisible ball trick.


Nope.

It's hidden when you have the ball. It's invisible when you don't.


More like Schrödinger's Ball Trick
 
2012-06-27 11:25:21 AM

SlothB77: This is getting embarrassing. I am blushing at how embarrassing this is.

And of course the Yankees get the benefit of a ridiculous call again.

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that play is part of why they have replay for home runs these days
 
2012-06-27 11:34:06 AM

ChrisDe: Wellon Dowd: davideggy: Wellon Dowd: ScouserDuck: Did they change the rules? I thought the players feet had to stay on the field for the the catch to count.

Nope, that's never been the rule. However, once the ball goes into the stands the fans are free to interfere with, or it seems aid, the fielder.

Maybe he's thinking about about a catch over the home run fence/wall. I believe you have to keep part of yourself in play for a catch like that to be an out instead of a home run.

Ah, yes. The fielder must remain partially, and end up entirely, in the field of play to make a put out on a fair ball.

Nope. If you can leap into the fifth row, go for it. Still an out. As long as you don't land any part of your body beyond the fence before you make the catch.


Yeah. That waist-high RF fence in Fenway is a perfect example. Guys go flipping over it all the time after catches.
 
2012-06-27 11:34:57 AM
www.bestsportsphotos.com

Hey, at least this one was good...
 
2012-06-27 11:47:48 AM
The fan is holding it up behind his back, lol, good grief.
 
2012-06-27 11:56:14 AM

asciibaron: that rates as excitment in baseball, my god that is a boring game.


As opposed to the 90+ minute kickball game called soccer, yeah its a real snooze.
 
2012-06-27 11:58:14 AM
Umpires have no business being involved in baseball any longer.
 
2012-06-27 12:03:51 PM

p-e-t-e: Mr. Ump....it's not that hard to say:

"Show me the ball."


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2012-06-27 12:07:13 PM
My ten year old son asked me why they dont use robot umps. I had no good answer.
 
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