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(Hardball Talk)   Due to the importance of the game, MLB assigns 6 umpires to Rays/Rangers playoff game. Let's check how that worked out   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 20
    More: Fail, Tampa Bay, Texas, Delmon Young, Leonys Martin, fly balls, playoffs  
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2013-10-01 07:48:33 AM
Boobies!
 
2013-10-01 07:55:27 AM
www.portlandmercury.com
 
2013-10-01 07:56:50 AM
Who the fark is running the graphics? Just as they show the replay they decide it's a good time to throw up the score. Morans
 
2013-10-01 07:57:59 AM
Obviously this means we need to replace all umps with robots with slow motion HD cameras and laser grids for strike calls.
 
2013-10-01 08:10:49 AM

WTF Indeed: Obviously this means we need to replace all umps with robots with slow motion HD cameras and laser grids for strike calls.


Yup, then we replace the players with robots that never drop a ball, never get caught in a rundown, etc., etc.,

Then we replace the fans with blowup dolls.
 
2013-10-01 08:14:49 AM
Oh, two threads. I missed that. Okay, so like I said in the other one:

That call was particularly bad because of where the ball was in the glove when he held it up to show the umps. It would never be all the way down in the heel like that, wedged into his palm, if he had caught it cleanly... especially when he was diving for it. Anyway, that's the first thing that came to my mind.
 
2013-10-01 09:01:50 AM
It would have been a bigger deal if it ended up mattering.  The Rays were ahead, the call went against them, and they won anyway
 
2013-10-01 09:02:25 AM
If only there was a system to correct such things.

Then again, I stopped watching after the first pitch when Jennings slid around the tag at second base.
 
2013-10-01 09:21:43 AM
The bad call only affects Delmon Young's stats, I stopped caring when I saw his name.
 
2013-10-01 09:31:21 AM

WinoRhino: Oh, two threads. I missed that. Okay, so like I said in the other one:

That call was particularly bad because of where the ball was in the glove when he held it up to show the umps. It would never be all the way down in the heel like that, wedged into his palm, if he had caught it cleanly... especially when he was diving for it. Anyway, that's the first thing that came to my mind.


First thing I thought of as well.  Absolutely no chance to catch the ball an instant before it hits the ground and have it stay right in the heel of the glove.
 
2013-10-01 09:46:52 AM
In addition to the missed "catch" that others have already mentioned, there were some crazy ball/strike calls as well.  It was a random moving box.

/no dog in that hunt
//Let's Go Bucs!
 
2013-10-01 10:19:57 AM
Give the guy some credit for a superior acting job.
 
2013-10-01 10:56:42 AM
Maybe that ump doesn't care for anti-Semitic douchebags.
 
2013-10-01 11:26:44 AM
My series has the unfortunate inclusion of CB Bucknor as one of the crew umpires.  I know he'll be a terrible mess of an ump, as per usual, so I can only hope that his calls go against the Tigers, rather than the A's.  I don't think he's biased in any way, just so thoroughly incompetent that there's really no hope for the guy.  I just hope he can stay out of the way this series. Or, failing that, give several bad calls to the A's.  Hell, after last year's Game 1 and Game 5 umps, we deserve a break.
 
2013-10-01 11:44:24 AM
meh, didn't affect the outcome.  More amazing is the fact that Delmon Young is worth a roster spot....
 
2013-10-01 12:01:05 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: My series has the unfortunate inclusion of CB Bucknor as one of the crew umpires.  I know he'll be a terrible mess of an ump, as per usual, so I can only hope that his calls go against the Tigers, rather than the A's.  I don't think he's biased in any way, just so thoroughly incompetent that there's really no hope for the guy.  I just hope he can stay out of the way this series. Or, failing that, give several bad calls to the A's.  Hell, after last year's Game 1 and Game 5 umps, we deserve a break.


Seeing shiat like the fact that CB Bucknor gets playoff games is a great way to keep me from watching the games.
 
2013-10-01 12:17:11 PM
The umps missed it because some idiot threw up a scoreboard graphic over the view of the baseball during the replay.

Duh.
 
2013-10-01 12:21:27 PM
Luckily, it was in the 7th, so the Rays had two new challenges available. If it had been in the sixth, they might've been out of luck.
 
2013-10-01 01:23:50 PM

PowerSlacker: If only there was a system to correct such things.

Then again, I stopped watching after the first pitch when Jennings slid around the tag at second base.


I saw that too, but the throw beat him by about six steps. That normally means you'll be called out, unless the guy drops the ball or some other craziness. Another "unwritten rule" of baseball that I find silly. Especially since he was safe by a mile.
 
2013-10-01 06:11:28 PM

satanorsanta: It would have been a bigger deal if it ended up mattering.  The Rays were ahead, the call went against them, and they won anyway


Yeah its a bigger deal when they blow a call with runners on and the batting team down by a run.

So glad this happened, since mlb just offered a half hearted apology last year maybe now they will use replay now.
 
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