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(Deadspin)   Rookie umpire, clearing out a bat on a play at the plate, ends up kneecapping José Abreu, "Goodfellas" style (Abreu managed to stay in the game)   (deadspin.com) divider line
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697 clicks; posted to Sports » on 10 Jun 2021 at 3:38 PM (3 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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3 days ago  
TFA is more than a little hyped. Shouldn't even be anyone back there to begin with.
 
3 days ago  

edmo: TFA is more than a little hyped. Shouldn't even be anyone back there to begin with.


Were you referring to Abreu or the umpire?

/yes.
 
3 days ago  
That is at least half on Abreu
 
3 days ago  
On one hand, the ump never bothered looking over his right shoulder before tossing the bat, so that makes him an idiot.

On the other hand, even if the ump had looked over his right shoulder, he probably wouldn't have seen Abreu.  Abreu really had no business getting that close to the dirt around home plate while the play was still in progress, so he has to bear at least some of the fault here.
 
3 days ago  

wage0048: On one hand, the ump never bothered looking over his right shoulder before tossing the bat, so that makes him an idiot.

On the other hand, even if the ump had looked over his right shoulder, he probably wouldn't have seen Abreu.  Abreu really had no business getting that close to the dirt around home plate while the play was still in progress, so he has to bear at least some of the fault here.


The on deck guy always goes there to signal to the runner what part of the plate to slide to.
 
3 days ago  

Dafatone: wage0048: On one hand, the ump never bothered looking over his right shoulder before tossing the bat, so that makes him an idiot.

On the other hand, even if the ump had looked over his right shoulder, he probably wouldn't have seen Abreu.  Abreu really had no business getting that close to the dirt around home plate while the play was still in progress, so he has to bear at least some of the fault here.

The on deck guy always goes there to signal to the runner what part of the plate to slide to.


Exactly. He wasn't just back there getting a better view of the action.

But Abreu has had a couple of near disaster freak accidents happen to him so far this year.
 
3 days ago  
At least he's not out of the lineup.  The Sox may have just lost Nick Madrigal for the season.  That's three of their regulars down and this one is one of the better contact hitters in the game.
 
3 days ago  
to be fair to the umpire, his last name is Bacchus, so he might have been drunk.
 
3 days ago  

virulent_loser: to be fair to the umpire, his last name is Bacchus, so he might have been drunk.


please tell me it's actually spelled Backus

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