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Old 06-03-2010, 04:42 AM
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Looking at the re-plays of the Tigers pitcher covering 1st, I can see the reason the ump may have missed the call. The ball doesn't disappear in his glove until the runner has passed 1st. He caught it like a snowcone. I believe if the ump had a different view, where he could not see the glove, he probably would have made the right call. A view from home plate or the dugout on that side clearly shows the throw beating the runner (he never dropped the ball and the runner would have been called out). I believe the ump, being able to see the glove, could not distinguish in that split second if the catcher (pitcher covering) had control of the ball. Either way it's a shame for that pitcher.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:49 AM
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INSTANT REPLAY

I am not a Tigers fan but damn that was wrong DEAD WRONG

I do not see, well guess I do, why MLB just can not come out and say bad call PERFECT GAME.

I know we all make mistakes but it just looks to me in a call that close with the last out if it was even close I call the guy out

I will say this lot of class out of both the Ump and the pitcher after the fact

I could see some replay but it could get to the point it would take too long to play a game.

I would be for replay for homeruns and calls like that but problem is that call at first was/is a routine call that would take for ever to review
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:52 AM
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Just a shame. Let's see what dumbazz Selig has to say
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:14 AM
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Perfect game in my book, but not MLBs. Terrible call - Ump suspended at least. Robbed that pitcher of something he will probably NEVER have again
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:36 AM
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Perfect game in my book, but not MLBs. Terrible call - Ump suspended at least. Robbed that pitcher of something he will probably NEVER have again
They suspended the Ump?? Thats as wrong as the call. Getting to the call...I've watched it a 100 times,when the ball gets cought it is clearly bobbled before it ends up in a snowcone.I don't think it was a clear call like everyone is making it out to be. Either way suspending the Ump is a wrong call.
Whats up with all the perfect games lately
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:00 AM
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Ump looked at it and already admitted he made the wrong call. whats done is done though..
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Getting to the call...I've watched it a 100 times,when the ball gets cought it is clearly bobbled before it ends up in a snowcone.I don't think it was a clear call like everyone is making it out to be.

That's what I see also, if the ump didn't have a clear view of the glove he would have called the runner out since the ball clearly beat the runner.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:11 AM
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Either way no one feels as bad as that Ump
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ball beat the runner to the bag
nine times out of ten, when that happens the ump calls safe
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:16 AM
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It's a shame... for everyone. I think MLB should seriously consider giving each Manager ONE review (of their choice) in a game... no more, no less.

Like the NFL, it would have to be 100% conclusive to overthrow a call on the field (and could not be used for balls/strikes...)

A rule like this would have reversed that call, and saved everyone the hideousness of last night. At the very least, I think they should consider this for the playoffs. But knowing Bud Selig, I doubt they'll do anything unless a gun is put to their head by the fans.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:59 AM
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After looking at it a number of times, it does look like a little bit of a snow cone. However, after the game, the umpire took a look at the replay and said he missed the call. Apparently he is very distraught at the missed call. Usually on close calls they can listen for the ball hitting the glove and watch the foot. In this case, there was probably no sound due to where the pitcher caught the ball so he may have thought the pitcher was bobbling it as he touched the bag. This is one time when I feel MLB might reverse the call and award the perfect game to the pitcher since it appears everyone is in agreement that the call was blown.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:16 AM
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That was awful! He was clearly safe!
The umpires have made lots of bad calls
this year! So many are fat asses that can't
get out of the way of a play (last night's Yankee-Balt. game)
so it doesn't surprise me they're missing calls.
Why have these older fat ass umps calling games?
Couldn't the job be done by younger guys or even women in
decent shape?! At least they should make sure they all get their eyes checked!
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:13 AM
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He missed the call, but we have had the opportunity to view it, slow motion, from a half a dozen angles. He had to make it in a split second with no option for review. An umpire is a part of the game - good or bad - just like a bad hop (right in the teeth in this case). Who is to say the home plate ump didn't miss a couple of balls that he called strikes, contributing to an out when there should not have been one. It is all part of the game. I hate it for the pitcher - once in a 100 lifetime events for a major league pitcher - I hate it for the ump - he was doing the best he could and blew it - but that is baseball.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:37 AM
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I did see the ump today
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:46 AM
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As sson as the call was made you could see the runner holding his own head! He knew he was out!

The pitcher is a total class act!!!!! no perfact game on the books but the world knows better. He'll come out of this just as good if not better then if he had recorded it.

A great guy!
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post

The pitcher is a total class act!!!!! no perfact game on the books but the world knows better. He'll come out of this just as good if not better then if he had recorded it.

A great guy!
We need more guys like this in pro sports...
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:12 PM
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The ump was crying as he took the field today.. I am guessing he feels like a 10lb bag of mashed assholes.

But we are all human and he made a mistake, and he owned his mistake.

What are you going to do? he said he was sorry, he said it was the worst call in his carrer.. that does not give the kid is perfect game back, but at least the guy stood up to his mistake.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:31 PM
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I must say just about every aspect of this had a great result. The way everyone handled it was a class act. I dont think we would have saw sucha class act in Football or Hoops. Ump owning up to his mistake,pitcher kinda of an oh well attitude. Lot to be learned
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And he got a new Corvette out of the deal!!! Not a bad start!
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