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(Yahoo)   Chipper Jones is so sick of Angel Hernandez' asshattery, he's asking fans to quit watching any game Hernandez officiates   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 115
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2013-07-06 01:39:25 PM  
LAAAAAARRRRRRRY!
 
2013-07-06 01:43:00 PM  
The best officiated games are the ones you don't notice the officials.

So when a Grade-A, Military-Grade AW becomes an official, then you're pretty much guaranteed they turn out to be horrible officials since they'll seek ways to draw attention to themselves.

And good calls don't draw attention.

And Hernandez, unfortunately, is Exhibit A.
 
2013-07-06 01:46:40 PM  
great, now cb bucknor is going to be plotting how to get back the 'worst ump' title
 
2013-07-06 01:48:46 PM  
I always dread when I see that asshole behind the plate. It's practically a guarantee that he's going to throw a manager out or retaliate against a team for even the smallest perceived slight. Bar none, he's the worst official in the game. 

Admittedly, he might not fail as spectacularly as some umpires have, nor as regularly..but he makes himself a part of almost every game.

It's like he thinks people are there to see HIM.
 
2013-07-06 01:52:59 PM  
All you need to know about the calls against the Braves last night ----

After Andrelton Simmons had a strike out looking to start the game, the Phillies' catcher threw the ball back to the pitcher because he didn't think it was a strike.
 
2013-07-06 01:59:14 PM  
Fark that guy. The game ain't about you... douche.

Also... Fark that Yankee lover Richie Garcia.

/It was a farking strike!
 
2013-07-06 02:02:10 PM  
MLB has to be pretty pissed about that. What are they gonna do, ban him from playing?
 
2013-07-06 02:03:00 PM  
Angel Hernandez, Phil Cuzzi, Bob Davidson, C.B. Bucknor and Fat Ass Joe West all should have been fired years ago.
 
2013-07-06 02:12:49 PM  

Pardon Me Sultan: The best officiated games are the ones you don't notice the officials.


THIS

Pray 4 Mojo: Fark that guy. The game ain't about you... douche


THIS

cameroncrazy1984: MLB has to be pretty pissed about that. What are they gonna do, ban him from playing?


And THIS

We are done here, someone shut the lights off please
 
2013-07-06 02:16:20 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: MLB has to be pretty pissed about that. What are they gonna do, ban him from playing?


Break into his house, suction the pee from him and then drop a steroid in there.
 
2013-07-06 02:18:57 PM  
OK, I can go along with this...except how do we know which upcoming games he will be umpiring?  A quick google search shows that MLB keeps the upcoming umpire schedule pretty tight.
 
2013-07-06 02:20:30 PM  

astroman05: OK, I can go along with this...except how do we know which upcoming games he will be umpiring?  A quick google search shows that MLB keeps the upcoming umpire schedule pretty tight.


They announce at the start of the game. If you hear his name, change the channel immediately.
 
2013-07-06 02:22:36 PM  

Gosling: astroman05: OK, I can go along with this...except how do we know which upcoming games he will be umpiring?  A quick google search shows that MLB keeps the upcoming umpire schedule pretty tight.

They announce at the start of the game. If you hear his name, change the channel immediately.


I was thinking in terms of ticket sales.
 
2013-07-06 02:25:05 PM  
Chipper... With a great idea? Bizarro day. I'm going to go hit on hot chicks and play the lottery. Wish me bad luck!
 
2013-07-06 02:26:29 PM  
I see Joe West and CB Bucknor have already been mentioned, Carry on.
 
2013-07-06 02:30:43 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-07-06 02:32:20 PM  
I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.
 
2013-07-06 02:38:59 PM  
Jerry Layne's strike three call to give Mariano Rivera a save earlier this year vs Seattle in a 1 run game in the top of the 9th. The same Jerry Layne who is also known for his bad calls in playoff games.


The pitch wasn't even close, in fact it was inside the batters box, teams cant do a thing when the umpire gods make bad calls. I'm ok with borderline calls but give me a break this wasn't even close. even Yankee fans were saying it.
 
2013-07-06 02:41:26 PM  
 http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2626917/StrikeThree_.gif

Link to the above post. file was too big to display it.
 
2013-07-06 02:46:29 PM  

astroman05: OK, I can go along with this...except how do we know which upcoming games he will be umpiring?  A quick google search shows that MLB keeps the upcoming umpire schedule pretty tight.


I bet baseball and knowing the homeplate umpire is an important factor in betting overs and unders. In a series between two teams the umpires rotate clockwise so the 1st base ump from today will be the home plate ump tomorrow. 3rd base ump goes to 2nd. 2nd base to 1st, etc.

For the first game of a series it is unknown which umpires will be sent to officiate and there certainly is no way to know weeks or months ahead of time. Whenever umpire information gets released, the professional sports bettors move the lines significantly within 10 - 20 minutes. The early bird gets the worm.
 
2013-07-06 02:55:36 PM  

rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.


Ignoring that the mound has never actually been moved...why, exactly, is this something you want?
 
2013-07-06 03:01:56 PM  

DeWayne Mann: rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.

Ignoring that the mound has never actually been moved...why, exactly, is this something you want?


Not in the modern era, but in the early, unregulated days of building a mound, it could be anywhere from 45 to 60.5 feet away.
 
2013-07-06 03:08:34 PM  
I'm sorry, but no matter how bad Angel Hernandez gets, he will never be the worst umpire in MLB as long as C.B. Bucknor is still around.
 
2013-07-06 03:08:42 PM  

Lifeless: Not in the modern era, but in the early, unregulated days of building a mound, it could be anywhere from 45 to 60.5 feet away.


Mounds didn't exist until after 60'6" was the official distance. Prior to that, pitchers threw from flat ground.
 
2013-07-06 03:10:19 PM  

rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.


They've moved it up and down, but never back, unless you're talking about the 1800's when the game was still being formalized.

/I wonder what would happen if the pitcher's mound were flattened entirely...
 
2013-07-06 03:12:53 PM  

astroman05: I was thinking in terms of ticket sales.


Demand a refund and leave.
 
2013-07-06 03:12:58 PM  

IlGreven: rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.

They've moved it up and down, but never back, unless you're talking about the 1800's when the game was still being formalized.

/I wonder what would happen if the pitcher's mound were flattened entirely...


20+ run games and a lot up pitchers with blown up arms.
 
2013-07-06 03:28:48 PM  

greggm59: Angel Hernandez, Phil Cuzzi, Bob Davidson, C.B. Bucknor and Fat Ass Joe West all should have been fired years ago.


Add Jerry Meals to that list and you are spot on!
 
2013-07-06 03:51:25 PM  
Hey, just as long as we don't fire Mark Carlson.

I love fat, bald Ray Liotta.

mlb.mlb.com
 
2013-07-06 04:13:53 PM  

rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.


Just automate ball and strike calls and I might watch.  Every game I watch I see at least 4-5 bad calls.  Why exactly can't we have cameras and computers do this job?
 
2013-07-06 04:21:44 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Just automate ball and strike calls and I might watch. Every game I watch I see at least 4-5 bad calls. Why exactly can't we have cameras and computers do this job?


Because I'd be pretty f*cking pissed if we had a setup like tennis, where one can appeal balls/strikes by using slow-motion computer analysis?

In reality, I like a strike zone that has some movement (as do pitchers), but some umpires are insane.
 
2013-07-06 04:28:45 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Why exactly can't we have cameras and computers do this job?


Lets replace the pitchers with pitching machines while we're at it.
 
2013-07-06 04:35:16 PM  

Deece: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Why exactly can't we have cameras and computers do this job?

Lets replace the pitchers with pitching machines while we're at it.



I see you lack basic reasoning and logic skills.
 
2013-07-06 04:57:12 PM  

DeWayne Mann: rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.

Ignoring that the mound has never actually been moved...why, exactly, is this something you want?


More runs = more funs.
I'm not suggesting we move it past second base, just a few feet so the batter has more the 0.45 or so seconds to react.  And I don't buy the pitchers would blow out their arms, which implies they're holding back because it's "only" 60 feet, 6 inches.  The speed of the ball when it leaves the pitchers fingers would remain constant but the batters' time to react would increase, resulting in more hits and less boredom (for me).

I've had this friendly debate with baseball buddies how instantly and loudly pooh-pooh it.  Something, something history, something, something, more hits is not the tradition something, something...  I appreciate professional sports have long-standing rules, but virtually every one modifies rules every year (pitchers' mound height, 24-second clock, instant reply, etc etc).  Besides, I suspect more runs would mean more revenue.

And as we all learned in Little League, the first four words of the MLB rulebook are ....  Anyone? Buhler?
 
2013-07-06 05:17:19 PM  

rkiller1: DeWayne Mann: rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.

Ignoring that the mound has never actually been moved...why, exactly, is this something you want?

More runs = more funs.
I'm not suggesting we move it past second base, just a few feet so the batter has more the 0.45 or so seconds to react.  And I don't buy the pitchers would blow out their arms, which implies they're holding back because it's "only" 60 feet, 6 inches.  The speed of the ball when it leaves the pitchers fingers would remain constant but the batters' time to react would increase, resulting in more hits and less boredom (for me).

I've had this friendly debate with baseball buddies how instantly and loudly pooh-pooh it.  Something, something history, something, something, more hits is not the tradition something, something...  I appreciate professional sports have long-standing rules, but virtually every one modifies rules every year (pitchers' mound height, 24-second clock, instant reply, etc etc).  Besides, I suspect more runs would mean more revenue.

And as we all learned in Little League, the first four words of the MLB rulebook are ....  Anyone? Buhler?


I don't even know where to start.

1. You do realize that we're just now leaving one of the highest offensive eras in history, right?
2. If, for some reason, you think we still need more scoring, there are far, far simpler ways to do so. Juice the ball. Call a tighter strike zone. Add the DH to the NL. Minor changes that wouldn't require redesigning every professional ballpark in existence.
3. Moving the mound wouldn't just increase hitting. It would change a good part of the game. Defensive alignments would change. Double plays would be largely eliminated. Stolen bases would increase. Walks would go up; Ks would go down.
4. In short, games would regularly turn into 4, 5 hour affairs. I don't quite see how that would help revenue.

Basically, I'm not sure you've thought your plan all the way through.
 
2013-07-06 05:18:27 PM  

Pardon Me Sultan: The best officiated games are the ones you don't notice the officials.


Sillygoth: I always dread when I see that asshole behind the plate. It's practically a guarantee that he's going to throw a manager out or retaliate against a team for even the smallest perceived slight. Bar none, he's the worst official in the game.


Bingo. The sooner he's gone, the better. I paid to watch the players, not the attention-whoring referee.
 
2013-07-06 05:40:20 PM  

FormlessOne: Pardon Me Sultan: The best officiated games are the ones you don't notice the officials.

Sillygoth: I always dread when I see that asshole behind the plate. It's practically a guarantee that he's going to throw a manager out or retaliate against a team for even the smallest perceived slight. Bar none, he's the worst official in the game.

Bingo. The sooner he's gone, the better. I paid to watch the players, not the attention-whoring referee.


Yep. There's a reason why Bobby Cox was able to set the record for most ejections in a career; at some point umpires decided that it was a personal affront to have anyone challenge their judgment on anything.

I'm certainly not saying that umpires or players should never be tossed but certain umpires, like Angel Hernandez seem to actively try to provoke the situation simply so they can run someone. Worse yet is when MLB or the announcers try to sugar coat it by referring to those sorts as "No-Nonsense" umpires.

Sorry, tossing the manager for protesting a bad call (particularly when you see that INDEED, THE farkING CALL WAS BLOWN BY A MILE) is the very definition of nonsense. Even worse is when you get someone ejected for "a look". I'm not talking about the players staring an umpire down when they don't like a call..I mean when the manager shakes his head and gets tossed. What the fark is that?
 
2013-07-06 05:40:33 PM  

DeWayne Mann: rkiller1: DeWayne Mann: rkiller1: I'll watch a game when they move the pitcher's mound back a few feet.
/They did it before and they should do it again.

Ignoring that the mound has never actually been moved...why, exactly, is this something you want?

More runs = more funs.
I'm not suggesting we move it past second base, just a few feet so the batter has more the 0.45 or so seconds to react.  And I don't buy the pitchers would blow out their arms, which implies they're holding back because it's "only" 60 feet, 6 inches.  The speed of the ball when it leaves the pitchers fingers would remain constant but the batters' time to react would increase, resulting in more hits and less boredom (for me).

I've had this friendly debate with baseball buddies how instantly and loudly pooh-pooh it.  Something, something history, something, something, more hits is not the tradition something, something...  I appreciate professional sports have long-standing rules, but virtually every one modifies rules every year (pitchers' mound height, 24-second clock, instant reply, etc etc).  Besides, I suspect more runs would mean more revenue.

And as we all learned in Little League, the first four words of the MLB rulebook are ....  Anyone? Buhler?

I don't even know where to start.

1. You do realize that we're just now leaving one of the highest offensive eras in history, right?
2. If, for some reason, you think we still need more scoring, there are far, far simpler ways to do so. Juice the ball. Call a tighter strike zone. Add the DH to the NL. Minor changes that wouldn't require redesigning every professional ballpark in existence.
3. Moving the mound wouldn't just increase hitting. It would change a good part of the game. Defensive alignments would change. Double plays would be largely eliminated. Stolen bases would increase. Walks would go up; Ks would go down.
4. In short, games would regularly turn into 4, 5 hour affairs. I don't quite see how that would help revenue. ...


DeWayne Mann: 1. You do realize that we're just now leaving one of the highest offensive eras in history, right?
2. If, for some reason, you think we still need more scoring, there are far, far simpler ways to do so. Juice the ball. Call a tighter strike zone. Add the DH to the NL. Minor changes that wouldn't require redesigning every professional ballpark in existence.
3. Moving the mound wouldn't just increase hitting. It would change a good part of the game. Defensive alignments would change. Double plays would be largely eliminated. Stolen bases would increase. Walks would go up; Ks would go down.
4. In short, games would regularly turn into 4, 5 hour affairs. I don't quite see how that would help revenue.

Basically, I'm not sure you've thought your plan all the way through.


No, I have not at all.  As mentioned, I mostly do it to joist with baseball pals.
So to continue my sparring, would moving the mound closer have the opposite effect? Because more double plays and shorter playing time is certainly appealing.  Moreover, the 60'-6" seems arbitrary and capricious. Though impractical, unless we experiment with the distance, how do we know it's is optimal for fan enjoyment? Perhaps I'm alone in this opinion, but nine innings of 0-1 baseball is too much like soccer.
 
2013-07-06 05:53:59 PM  
Angel is an AW and a horrible umpire, especially behind the plate, however, he wasn't even the most incompetent umpire yesterday.
Check out this craptastic umpiring fail from yesterday's Marlins vs. Cards game.
 
2013-07-06 05:56:59 PM  

rkiller1: So to continue my sparring, would moving the mound closer have the opposite effect?


More or less.

rkiller1: Because more double plays and shorter playing time is certainly appealing


Those two things are the exact opposite of what was appealing to you earlier.

rkiller1: Though impractical, unless we experiment with the distance, how do we know it's is optimal for fan enjoyment?


They experimented with distance for 50 some odd years in the 1800s. Then they realized that 60'6" was too far for flat ground, and started changing mound height, until it got too high, and was lowered after 1968.

rkiller1: nine innings of 0-1 baseball


Something that isn't all that common. In 1968, one of the least offensive years in history, there were only 82 1-0 games. So the average team might have participated in 4 such games that year.

This year, there have been 22. So the average team has probably seen one game, but not necessarily.
 
2013-07-06 06:13:11 PM  
Looks like this is gonna be our ASG roster thread. 'Course, none have really been submitted yet, so that could change in the next 15 minutes.
 
2013-07-06 06:19:06 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Looks like this is gonna be our ASG roster thread. 'Course, none have really been submitted yet, so that could change in the next 15 minutes.


Well aside from "Puig or No Puig", is there really much drama in the selection this year?
 
2013-07-06 06:20:30 PM  

DeWayne Mann: rkiller1: So to continue my sparring, would moving the mound closer have the opposite effect?

More or less.

rkiller1: Because more double plays and shorter playing time is certainly appealing

Those two things are the exact opposite of what was appealing to you earlier.

rkiller1: Though impractical, unless we experiment with the distance, how do we know it's is optimal for fan enjoyment?

They experimented with distance for 50 some odd years in the 1800s. Then they realized that 60'6" was too far for flat ground, and started changing mound height, until it got too high, and was lowered after 1968.

rkiller1: nine innings of 0-1 baseball

Something that isn't all that common. In 1968, one of the least offensive years in history, there were only 82 1-0 games. So the average team might have participated in 4 such games that year.

This year, there have been 22. So the average team has probably seen one game, but not necessarily.


I tip my hat to you, Mr. Mann, as you are more cogent and informed than my obnoxious booze-laden buddies, who will see this after I print it out.  Peace.
 
2013-07-06 06:22:26 PM  

The Bestest: DeWayne Mann: Looks like this is gonna be our ASG roster thread. 'Course, none have really been submitted yet, so that could change in the next 15 minutes.

Well aside from "Puig or No Puig", is there really much drama in the selection this year?


Wait until Jeter makes the team.

rkiller1: I tip my hat to you, Mr. Mann, as you are more cogent and informed than my obnoxious booze-laden buddies, who will see this after I print it out. Peace.


I think I found the issue
 
2013-07-06 06:27:52 PM  

The Bestest: DeWayne Mann: Looks like this is gonna be our ASG roster thread. 'Course, none have really been submitted yet, so that could change in the next 15 minutes.

Well aside from "Puig or No Puig", is there really much drama in the selection this year?


Actually, for a more serious answer, the fun of the ASG roster reveal isn't the drama beforehand. It's the people afterwards trying to come up with insane "logic" to try and claim that some random player on their favorite team got "snubbed."

For instance, when Daniel Nava isn't selected, WEEI will probably be pretty awesome.
 
2013-07-06 06:41:39 PM  
huh.. Colon? Really?
 
2013-07-06 06:44:47 PM  

The Bestest: huh.. Colon? Really?


I'm still stuck on Brett Cecil.
 
2013-07-06 06:50:12 PM  
Ha! No Puig!
 
2013-07-06 06:55:58 PM  
oh, Puig's on the final vote thing.. nevermind.. that's gonna be a shoe-in
 
2013-07-06 06:56:19 PM  

The Bestest: Ha! No Puig!


It will be interesting to see how he does in the final vote race
 
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