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2021-07-18 3:43:36 PM  
I understand trying to field it in foul territory, but why the flip to the screen?  That doesn't make it any more foul.

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2021-07-18 5:38:51 PM  
Dude thought it was foul. If it is foul, you touch the ball to kill the play. However, the ball touched the chalk, therefore fair.

Mets manager will be getting at least 5 days off plus whatever because of an idiot play.
 
2021-07-18 5:47:49 PM  
And the Pirates still lost  (._. )
 
2021-07-18 7:36:42 PM  
I can't for the life of me get a screenshot of where the ball first hit the ground. The best I can get is this frame, where the ball is very difficult to see, but is obscuring the shoelaces of the batter's right foot:
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I only figured out where the ball is in that picture by comparing with these later pictures, where you can see the shoelaces:
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2021-07-18 8:27:30 PM  
And still lost
 
2021-07-18 8:28:22 PM  

evilsofa: I can't for the life of me get a screenshot of where the ball first hit the ground. The best I can get is this frame, where the ball is very difficult to see, but is obscuring the shoelaces of the batter's right foot:
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I only figured out where the ball is in that picture by comparing with these later pictures, where you can see the shoelaces:
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what does it matter. Do you think it hit him?  If not it only matters where walker swiped it and that was on the chalk
 
2021-07-18 8:31:12 PM  
"New York Mets" David Cone Argues Call, Lets Two Atlanta Braves Score!
Youtube QobbmkoPchk


Mets gonna mets
 
2021-07-18 8:34:53 PM  

evilsofa: I can't for the life of me get a screenshot of where the ball first hit the ground. The best I can get is this frame, where the ball is very difficult to see, but is obscuring the shoelaces of the batter's right foot:
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I only figured out where the ball is in that picture by comparing with these later pictures, where you can see the shoelaces:
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It doesn't matter where the ball first hits the ground. It's where the ball is when first touched, when it passes first or third base, or where it comes to a stop.
 
2021-07-18 8:58:09 PM  

Misch: evilsofa: I can't for the life of me get a screenshot of where the ball first hit the ground. The best I can get is this frame, where the ball is very difficult to see, but is obscuring the shoelaces of the batter's right foot:
[Fark user image image 460x414]
I only figured out where the ball is in that picture by comparing with these later pictures, where you can see the shoelaces:
[Fark user image image 319x342][Fark user image image 339x323][Fark user image image 375x323]

It doesn't matter where the ball first hits the ground. It's where the ball is when first touched, when it passes first or third base, or where it comes to a stop.


Or where it lands if it is a fly ball beyond 1st or 2nd base, or on what side of the foul pole it passes.
 
2021-07-18 9:25:59 PM  

little big man: I understand trying to field it in foul territory, but why the flip to the screen?  That doesn't make it any more foul.

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Actually it can help. Such a clear action could make the umpire think it was foul if he wasn't sure. After all, a player surely wouldn't do that unless they were sure it was foul, right?

I would say it was incredibly stupid, and the follow-up was even worse. But there is at least an inkling of a reason behind it.
 
2021-07-18 9:39:13 PM  
Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?
 
2021-07-18 9:41:20 PM  
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2021-07-18 9:43:31 PM  
The quality of that video is spectacular. Wish my porn was that nice.
 
2021-07-18 10:36:11 PM  

phishrace: The quality of that video is spectacular. Wish my porn was that nice.


At least then we could see your balls.

/I'm sorry. I'm required to take any shot I see.
 
2021-07-18 10:39:27 PM  
Hilariously dumb, but once the ball is flipped into foul territory, the second runner was gonna score, so the idiocy of arguing only really cost one run.

And if you can believe it, the usual knock on Rojas, the Mets manager, is that he isn't fiery enough.

Mets came back to win, so hey, maybe it worked.
 
2021-07-18 10:43:27 PM  

Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?


Probably depends on the ump.
 
2021-07-18 10:44:48 PM  

mrparks: phishrace: The quality of that video is spectacular. Wish my porn was that nice.

At least then we could see your balls.

/I'm sorry. I'm required to take any shot I see.


Gross.
 
2021-07-18 10:54:26 PM  
so very many clownshoes this season. at least it wasn't a grand enough farkup for the guy to get demoted to Korea. probably.
 
2021-07-18 10:57:30 PM  

lindalouwho: And the Pirates still lost  (._. )


the baseball gods gave (yesterday), and the baseball gods have taken away (today). blessed be the names of the baseball gods.
 
2021-07-18 11:01:19 PM  

lindalouwho: And the Pirates still lost  (._. )


Not even LOLMets can match the power of LOLPirates.

/ the adject failure of that team to do justice to its stadium and fan base is honestly one of the biggest tragedies going in all of MLB
 
2021-07-18 11:10:43 PM  

puffy999: Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?

Probably depends on the ump.


He's not going to apologize. Hes doing it to defend his players. Thats part of his job.
 
2021-07-18 11:29:36 PM  

sumdruncomic21: puffy999: Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?

Probably depends on the ump.

He's not going to apologize. Hes doing it to defend his players. Thats part of his job.


Not even really to defend his players so much as just being seen standing up for them (it sounds corny but it has a real impact, much like fighting in hockey).

I'm addition, it is getting in the umpire's face so that players don't need to. It is always better to get a manager tossed/suspended than a player.
 
2021-07-19 12:29:16 AM  

virulent_loser: lindalouwho: And the Pirates still lost  (._. )

the baseball gods gave (yesterday), and the baseball gods have taken away (today). blessed be the names of the baseball gods.


Truly, PNC Park is the new Factory of Sadness.
 
2021-07-19 12:55:15 AM  

sumdruncomic21: puffy999: Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?

Probably depends on the ump.

He's not going to apologize. Hes doing it to defend his players. Thats part of his job.


You'd do it behind the scenes if you don't already have a relationship. Otherwise? Good luck getting the calls next time...
 
2021-07-19 1:04:15 AM  

dywed88: sumdruncomic21: puffy999: Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?

Probably depends on the ump.

He's not going to apologize. Hes doing it to defend his players. Thats part of his job.

Not even really to defend his players so much as just being seen standing up for them (it sounds corny but it has a real impact, much like fighting in hockey).

I'm addition, it is getting in the umpire's face so that players don't need to. It is always better to get a manager tossed/suspended than a player.


"Defend" ""stand up",cmon guys, lets not get technical. All the same, its part of the game and has been for years. Lets all agree to disagree and grab a drink.

Cheers!
 
2021-07-19 2:50:53 AM  

sumdruncomic21: dywed88: sumdruncomic21: puffy999: Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?

Probably depends on the ump.

He's not going to apologize. Hes doing it to defend his players. Thats part of his job.

Not even really to defend his players so much as just being seen standing up for them (it sounds corny but it has a real impact, much like fighting in hockey).

I'm addition, it is getting in the umpire's face so that players don't need to. It is always better to get a manager tossed/suspended than a player.

"Defend" ""stand up",cmon guys, lets not get technical. All the same, its part of the game and has been for years. Lets all agree to disagree and grab a drink.

Cheers!


Maybe I wasn't clear, I was trying to say that his main purpose out there is to put on a show for his team. Not to actually do or achieve anything.

But yes, he certainly won't be apologizing to the ump and the ump won't be expecting it because they both know what is going on. And the "any contact at all is an immediate ejection" rule really helps keep things from going to far.
 
2021-07-19 5:47:55 AM  

bluorangefyre: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: And the Pirates still lost  (._. )

the baseball gods gave (yesterday), and the baseball gods have taken away (today). blessed be the names of the baseball gods.

Truly, PNC Park is the new Factory of Sadness.


Nope. Post season wins at PNC.
 
2021-07-19 7:13:31 AM  
1. The Mets are still in first
2. Even if a ball looks very foul, you still have to wait until the ump calls it, otherwise, treat it like a regular play.
3. Is it strange to anyone else that the umps are now wearing sponsorship logos on their uniforms?
 
2021-07-19 8:58:16 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Mets gonna mets


Ironically yesterday was also the 22nd anniversary of Cone's perfect game (for the Yankees of course).
 
2021-07-19 8:58:18 AM  

bluorangefyre: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: And the Pirates still lost  (._. )

the baseball gods gave (yesterday), and the baseball gods have taken away (today). blessed be the names of the baseball gods.

Truly, PNC Park is the new Factory of Sadness.


I think it is well past sadness and is now into misery.  We could build a factory and make misery.....

Soul Asylum - Misery
Youtube GLQ2TIul8pI
 
2021-07-19 9:58:01 AM  

bluorangefyre: virulent_loser: lindalouwho: And the Pirates still lost  (._. )

the baseball gods gave (yesterday), and the baseball gods have taken away (today). blessed be the names of the baseball gods.

Truly, PNC Park is the new Factory of Sadness.


I found it to be a very happy place during the 2015 Wild Card game. then again, I'm a Cubs fan.
 
2021-07-19 10:22:54 AM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: 1. The Mets are still in first
2. Even if a ball looks very foul, you still have to wait until the ump calls it, otherwise, treat it like a regular play.
3. Is it strange to anyone else that the umps are now wearing sponsorship logos on their uniforms?


To the second point, if you noticed in the video, the home plate umpire was watching the ball as it rolled.  Even if it was reviewable, it would've stood.
 
2021-07-19 10:40:01 AM  

dywed88: sumdruncomic21: dywed88: sumdruncomic21: puffy999: Rex_Banner: Something I've always wondered..... when a manager goes off like that on an umpire and then sees a replay proving that he was dead  wrong, does he apologize? Is there a protocol that guys typically follow?

Probably depends on the ump.

He's not going to apologize. Hes doing it to defend his players. Thats part of his job.

Not even really to defend his players so much as just being seen standing up for them (it sounds corny but it has a real impact, much like fighting in hockey).

I'm addition, it is getting in the umpire's face so that players don't need to. It is always better to get a manager tossed/suspended than a player.

"Defend" ""stand up",cmon guys, lets not get technical. All the same, its part of the game and has been for years. Lets all agree to disagree and grab a drink.

Cheers!

Maybe I wasn't clear, I was trying to say that his main purpose out there is to put on a show for his team. Not to actually do or achieve anything.

But yes, he certainly won't be apologizing to the ump and the ump won't be expecting it because they both know what is going on. And the "any contact at all is an immediate ejection" rule really helps keep things from going to far.


This is so damn stupid (not your point, that your point is correct).

He attacked (rhetorically) the ump for making the right call. He should apologize (in private). The idea that it's OK to argue against what is right, because your "team" was wrong disgusts me in sports, politics, and life*.

*this gets me trouble with my wife frequently
 
2021-07-19 11:26:31 AM  

youngandstupid: He attacked (rhetorically) the ump for making the right call. He should apologize (in private). The idea that it's OK to argue against what is right, because your "team" was wrong disgusts me in sports, politics, and life*.


One of the more legendary arguments was

"YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO HERE! WHAT TIME ARE WE HAVING DINNER, ASSHOLE?"

"7PM, COCKSUCKER! YOU'RE OUT OF HERE!"

"SEE YOU THEN, MOTHERF**KER!" (kicks dirt)

The umps know the show as much as the managers do. If they ump screwed up and knows they screwed up, they'll let you scream and walk away, unless you cross one of the uncrossable lines - don't argue balls and strikes, don't use racist, etc. epithets, and don't insult the umpire's mother.

Also, in the last couple of decades, actually making contact with the umpire outside of the run of the play is a definite no-no and automatic ejection + suspension + fine. Part of "making contact" is "your equipment is part of you". Willson Contreras found this out the hard way when, angry at a call, he threw his mask down hard - and it bounced and hit the umpire. Ejected, suspended one game, fined.

This is the same rule in basically every other sport. Your gear is part of you. Hit the referee with your stick outside of play and you're getting 20 games off minimum. The umpire's gear is also part of the umpire, Clint Dempsey found this out when he tore up a referee's notebook and found himself in trouble for assaulting the officials.

Now, in the course of play? Officials are just part of the field. They'll try to dodge but if you hit them (or the ball hits them) tough luck for them. One minor exception is that you cannot directly score a goal off an official in hockey, it's still in play otherwise, but if it hits the ref and bounces into the net it's not a goal. Aside: The NHL screwed this up a couple of years ago when a puck hit the ref in the nads, then bounced off the goalie and went into the goal. That should have been a goal, they waved it off as ref-to-goal.
 
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