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doublem23
05-10-2013, 09:29 AM
Nuts and bolts: Astros bring in left-handed reliever. Angels counter with right handed pinch hitter. Astros' lefty is pulled for right-handed reliever without throwing a pitch. That last part is not allowed. Dumb ass umps let it happen anyway...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/another-day-another-goof-umps-allow-rule-breaking-071259841.html;_ylt=AhVJvvZ2pVxkcFfjSCHTGSo5nYcB;_ ylu=X3oDMTVpNjAyaG05BG1pdANMSVNUUyBNaXhlZCBJdGVtcy BDYXJvdXNlbCBTUE9SVFMgRlJPTlQgUEFHRSBFZGl0b3JzIFBp Y2tzBHBrZwMyMDQ3MmRmYy01NTUwLTMwOTMtODg3OS1hNjhjOT JhZGNlNGYEcG9zAzMEc2VjA01lZGlhQkNhcm91c2VsTWl4ZWRM UENBBHZlcgM5ODA3ZDg4MS1iOTQxLTExZTItYWZiYS1jMzJkND k5ZmZiZGI-;_ylg=X3oDMTFkcW51ZGliBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3BtaA--;_ylv=3

aryzner
05-10-2013, 10:18 AM
This is even worse than that botched review in that A's - Indians game from the other night.

Wow. Even some casual fans of the game probably know the rule in this situation.

Boondock Saint
05-10-2013, 01:41 PM
Pathetic. Everybody knows that rule.

downstairs
05-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Pathetic. Everybody knows that rule.

Also, don't umps have the actual damn rulebook on them? Or at least somewhere in the stadium?

eriqjaffe
05-10-2013, 03:54 PM
USA Today is tweeting that MLB is suspending Culbreth 2 games and fining the rest of the crew.

sox1970
05-10-2013, 03:56 PM
USA Today is tweeting that MLB is suspending Culbreth 2 games and fining the rest of the crew.

I'm pretty sure Culbreth is a good umpire, but I'm glad they're getting disciplined for making mistakes.

Now, can we get CB Bucknor, Angel Hernandez, and Joe West out of the game as soon as possible?

Boondock Saint
05-10-2013, 04:40 PM
USA Today is tweeting that MLB is suspending Culbreth 2 games and fining the rest of the crew.

Wow. All the times Hernandez, Bucknor and West have taken a **** on the game, and this is what gets a guy suspended?

Don't get me wrong, Culbreth botching this call deserves punishment, but there have been so many other times that MLB could have sent a message to its umpires and the fans that poor/lazy/biased officiating will not go unpunished, and they've never done so until now. Angel Hernandez has to be laughing his ass off right now.

eriqjaffe
05-10-2013, 04:52 PM
Wow. All the times Hernandez, Bucknor and West have taken a **** on the game, and this is what gets a guy suspended?

Don't get me wrong, Culbreth botching this call deserves punishment, but there have been so many other times that MLB could have sent a message to its umpires and the fans that poor/lazy/biased officiating will not go unpunished, and they've never done so until now. Angel Hernandez has to be laughing his ass off right now.The difference is that Hernandez botched a judgement call, while Culbreth screwed up a simple yes/no rule.

Boondock Saint
05-10-2013, 05:29 PM
The difference is that Hernandez botched a judgement call, while Culbreth screwed up a simple yes/no rule.

I get that, but discipline for umpires has always been kept private. This seems like a bizarre/poor time to make it public.

RadioheadRocks
05-10-2013, 10:06 PM
I get that, but discipline for umpires has always been kept private. This seems like a bizarre/poor time to make it public.


Maybe so, but then maybe this example will light a fire under some of those smug, pompous asses.

TDog
05-11-2013, 12:21 AM
Nuts and bolts: Astros bring in left-handed reliever. Angels counter with right handed pinch hitter. Astros' lefty is pulled for right-handed reliever without throwing a pitch. That last part is not allowed. Dumb ass umps let it happen anyway...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/another-day-another-goof-umps-allow-rule-breaking-071259841.html;_ylt=AhVJvvZ2pVxkcFfjSCHTGSo5nYcB;_ ylu=X3oDMTVpNjAyaG05BG1pdANMSVNUUyBNaXhlZCBJdGVtcy BDYXJvdXNlbCBTUE9SVFMgRlJPTlQgUEFHRSBFZGl0b3JzIFBp Y2tzBHBrZwMyMDQ3MmRmYy01NTUwLTMwOTMtODg3OS1hNjhjOT JhZGNlNGYEcG9zAzMEc2VjA01lZGlhQkNhcm91c2VsTWl4ZWRM UENBBHZlcgM5ODA3ZDg4MS1iOTQxLTExZTItYWZiYS1jMzJkND k5ZmZiZGI-;_ylg=X3oDMTFkcW51ZGliBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3BtaA--;_ylv=3

The difference here is that this game would have been replayed if the mistake would have cost the Angels the game.

Robot umpires wouldn't have prevented this mistake, though.

doublem23
05-11-2013, 12:51 PM
Robot umpires wouldn't have prevented this mistake, though.

My baseball video games don't let me change pitchers without facing a batter so I'm pretty sure the robots would have caught this, too.

TDog
05-11-2013, 02:18 PM
My baseball video games don't let me change pitchers without facing a batter so I'm pretty sure the robots would have caught this, too.

And Chessmaster whatever won't let you move a rook diagonally. Not allowing a move as part of an intricate program in a game you are playing is different than the higher-order thinking skills required to apply rules to a game others are playing.

For that matter, I doubt a robot umpire would apply the balk rule as consistently as human umpires do, and human umpires have plenty of room for improvement in that regard.

SOXSINCE'70
05-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Was Mark Wegner involved??:D: