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(ESPN)   Let that be a lesson to you, wall. Never taunt David Ortiz   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 76
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2013-07-28 02:22:30 PM
Big Bebé
 
2013-07-28 02:26:05 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Thread jack. If I understand it correctly didn't mlb set a record for shutouts Saturday?


Yankees certainly did their part yesterday getting shutout.

/Jeter is 2-for-2 with a homer in his return
//Soriano is also 2-for-2 with a homer, his first hits since his return to the Yankees (0-for-8 in two games previously)
 
2013-07-28 02:43:00 PM

06Wahoo: I just wonder what kind of fine/suspension he can expect to receive. He might play today since it is a quick turnaround from an evening game to an afternoon game, but the next series for Boston will likely be without Ortiz.


Dunno if they still do it this way, but it used to be that if you appealed a suspension, your case was held over until your team visited New York, because that's where the league offices are. This also meant that if your suspension was upheld, the New York teams benefited from your absence. Advantage: Yankees and Mets.
 
2013-07-28 02:43:36 PM
"The funny thing is he wanted to act like it was the right call."

That call was the baseball equivalent of traveling - that pitch was a strike but no one ever calls it. If pitchers actually got to pitch up to the letters and get calls, baseball games would be a lot shorter and you wouldn't need all these relievers.

"I don't play that."

You also don't play a position, or pitch...you really don't play much of anything.

"I hit."

Not in this game, you didn't - you took two walks and tried to take another on this one without so much as staying in the box for the pitch to cross the plate.

"You're not going to take my at-bats away."

Actually, he (and your ineptness on the two ensuing pitches) GAVE you an at-bat - you seemed perfectly happy to give up an at-bat by walking away from pitch four. And you gave away two at-bats earlier on walks, too.
 
2013-07-28 02:52:06 PM
It clearly touched the strike zone, calls like that are called strikes more often than not in baseball, he was probably more upset because he made himself look stupid for throwing his bat and having to go pick it up.
 
2013-07-28 02:54:45 PM

IAmRight: If pitchers actually got to pitch up to the letters and get calls, baseball games would be a lot shorter and you wouldn't need all these relievers.


I actually saw a game this season where the home plate umpire was using the old-style balloon chest protector. I wish I could remember what game it was, because I'd love to compare pitching charts to see if the high strike was called.
 
2013-07-28 03:06:04 PM

Zulu_as_Kono: LesserEvil: It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was.

You don't read so good, do you.


TonyDanza: LesserEvil: Rule 6.02(b) Comment: The batter leaves the batter's box at the risk of having a strike delivered and called, unless he requests the umpire to call "Time." The batter is not at liberty to step in and out of the batter's box at will.

It was a strike, regardless of where the pitch was. Otriz is a a roided-out ass/

That's not what that particular rules says.  If you are not given time and step out then the pitch is called however the ump decides to call it, it's not an automatic strike.  However, the ump can simply award a strike if the batter simply refuses to get in the batters box in a timely fashion.    That being said, even if the rule was written as you stated, in this particular case it would have been an incorrect application, since Ortiz was not actually out of the box when the pitch was delivered.


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/Sorry. (Not really, heh)
 
2013-07-28 03:29:13 PM
Lifelong Sox fan here.

Here should be suspended.

Disappointed in Farrell for not sitting him himself today.
 
2013-07-28 04:30:51 PM
Whatever it was, Ortiz sure took it out on O's pitching today: 4/4 HR 2R 2RBI.
 
2013-07-28 04:40:38 PM
Wow, change that baby's diaper. Damn.
 
2013-07-28 04:45:55 PM
..and Soriano drives in Jeter on a walk-off single.. party like it's 1999!
 
2013-07-28 04:49:00 PM
Not "I didn't agree with the call" or "the ump made a bad call" but rather "the ump was disrespecting me".

Word.
 
2013-07-28 04:50:56 PM

RickN99: "the ump was disrespecting me"


take 'em out!

/you gotta keep 'em separated
 
2013-07-28 04:54:53 PM
Ortiz needs to cut down on the dosage...
 
2013-07-28 05:41:38 PM
www.brooksbaseball.net
 
2013-07-28 06:09:30 PM

Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]


I agreed that pitch four was a ball, but I still don't get why anyone, especially Ortiz, thought the second strike was a horrible call.
 
2013-07-28 06:35:08 PM

Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]


Pffft. I'm supposed to trust something that says there was no second pitch?
 
2013-07-28 06:40:21 PM

puffy999: Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]

I agreed that pitch four was a ball, but I still don't get why anyone, especially Ortiz, thought the second strike was a horrible call.


Yeah, pitch #5 was borderline, could go either way depending on the umpire. It seems some take issue with Ortiz stepping back from the plate on pitch #4's delivery, but that's done a lot by players when a pitcher can't find the strikezone. Ortiz was taking the pitch all the way. I don't have video of the entire at-bat, but it took me a second to find pitch #2. It's located below the "n" on "Horizontal" in the graph, so it was in the dirt. To be honest, I can understand Ortiz having a problem with the umpire's calls, but his dugout antics were a bit much. Side note, Jairo Ascencio was DFA'd this morning.
 
2013-07-28 06:45:54 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]

Pffft. I'm supposed to trust something that says there was no second pitch?


Was in the dirt, can barely see the green dot below the "n" in "Horizontal" on the bottom of the graph.
 
2013-07-28 07:51:15 PM
I wish MLB umpires were forced to officiate an NFL game.  One of two things would happen.

1. They'd all die of strokes by the end of the first quarter because they can't handle the fact that they can't toss anyone who yells at them (which happens on every other play) out of the game.

2. There wouldn't be a single defensive lineman, defensive back, or wide receiver left on the field by the 12th attempted pass.
 
2013-07-28 08:51:48 PM

lecavalier: I wish MLB umpires were forced to officiate an NFL game.  One of two things would happen.

1. They'd all die of strokes by the end of the first quarter because they can't handle the fact that they can't toss anyone who yells at them (which happens on every other play) out of the game.

2. There wouldn't be a single defensive lineman, defensive back, or wide receiver left on the field by the 12th attempted pass.


He didn't toss Ortiz for mouthing off, he tossed him for his tantrum in the dugout.
 
2013-07-28 09:37:59 PM

degenerate-afro: lecavalier: I wish MLB umpires were forced to officiate an NFL game.  One of two things would happen.

1. They'd all die of strokes by the end of the first quarter because they can't handle the fact that they can't toss anyone who yells at them (which happens on every other play) out of the game.

2. There wouldn't be a single defensive lineman, defensive back, or wide receiver left on the field by the 12th attempted pass.

He didn't toss Ortiz for mouthing off, he tossed him for his tantrum in the dugout.


Yeah, I saw that; my comment was more of a general comment.  I should have said that.
 
2013-07-28 10:04:31 PM

puffy999: Gritty Kitty Litter: [www.brooksbaseball.net image 600x400]

I agreed that pitch four was a ball, but I still don't get why anyone, especially Ortiz, thought the second strike was a horrible call.


Hey now, the MLB drug testing policy is 100% perfect, just ignore the fact that the Biogenesis bunch passed tests while they were juicing. There is no way Ortiz can be juicing!

Yes that is sarcasm
 
2013-07-28 11:10:01 PM
I generally like/hate/respect Ortiz, but that was farking reckless.

When your teammate has to duck your wild and angrily swinging bat, IN THE DUGOUT, you're being an arsehole. As much as I want to see the Red Sox play poorly, Ortiz injuring Dusty in the dugout would not be how it should go down.
 
2013-07-29 12:25:03 AM
In case it hadn't been mentioned yet...

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2013-07-29 12:07:02 PM
Roid rage.
 
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