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dumbdumb last won the day on November 17 2016

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  1. Boss not in a hurry for technology per article above, but now another article from the boss that the ability to use it will be here sooner than later (relatively soon) and owners will get to vote on eliminating home plate umpire. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20421613/mlb-commissioner-rob-manfred-says-computer-umpires-available-sooner-later
  2. What type of mask for the gear junkies does he wear. There are no 100% totally invincible masks yet. What is going on with pitch fx. are they pulling certain games at the request of mlb. never before, until recently was there a problem going down the full list of games on a particular day and getting the game zone charts (maybe I was just "lucky", which would be a first. latest for me was the fact that Mahrley's first PU game (i think) is not showing up for posterity purposes. another game was not posted recently. What is the scoop?????
  3. Ausmus says the fine to Kinsler is the largest he has seen. Personally, I did not know League wide player fines are publicly or internally posted anywhere. Saw where suspensions are mentioned on some website and counted as fines for missing a days work, but not just fines for things other than suspensions. And The collective bargaining agreement mentions certain stipulations concerning fines and the amounts mentioned are 5000 and 10000
  4. Looked like a whack at the top from the side view. since cuzzi is out, it looks like cooper moved over to take Hallion's place today. Seems like over the years they have done away with the quick handful of days off and gone to the full week off if the baseline testing scores are not satisfactory.
  5. Tell David Thompson hello for all of us. Unfortunately Earl Scruggs has passed and is not around to play for you. I believe over time I have found some pictures of you (but then again, maybe it is someone else), and, would you quit using that old photo of you when you were 21 and not even shaving yet in your professional profiles. use more current pictures There have been some rather ugly plate umpires, with their masks on, in that tournament that are scaring the players into swinging at anything, just so they can sit back down and not see the plate umpire. I can tell the above is true from my armchair quarterback position while watching (only 5 minutes so far, sorry) this week on TV. hope your fellow umpires bought you a couple of RC Cola's for the quick work. congrats on the historical perspective of your recent accomplishment. may it last another 100 years.
  6. Latest https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/08/19/umpire-union-angel-hernandez-ian-kinsler/583331001/
  7. But now someone is going to use this interp from that bunt situation, for the hit and run, and the stealing runner is accidentally hit by the batted ball, because the 2nd baseman and 1st baseman make no attempt (chooses not to-) to "make a play", as being a reason not to call the stealing runner out. The fielders are choosing not to make a play many times because they have no chance to make a play anyway. They just luck up and get an out from the deal because the runner is hit, and is out per the rule. Better clarify.
  8. Boss says---not so fast with the computer/robo-ump baseball needs the arguments keep a few non-reviewable (new york) situations just so a manager with a horrible team has something to get tossed about 6-12 times when needed. Also good for 1-5 tosses for a guy running away with the title. check swings, balks, etc. or at least several that they can only huddle about on the field and then either manager can scream and get tossed when the call doesn't go their way. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2017/08/17/mlb-commissioner-rob-manfred-dont-expect-robot-umpires-anytime-soon/578381001/
  9. Beulah Ballbreaker, Jr. you are.
  10. don't worry. I have a feeling umpire in chief knows that it was a tongue in cheek response, whatever it was about, that I said. Somebody has to bust on him every now and again since I refuse to join the Earl Weaver fan club he is in.
  11. cripes. With you,,,,,the only person in the world who would have a full time job any more would be you yourself. Guess you could command that 60 billion (free agent) a year salary and all the time off you wanted to officiate under those conditions. love dd
  12. watch the video first with no sound. start at beginning (runners were on 1st and 2nd to start) and go to :12 second mark and stop. Lance Barksdale has runner on 2nd and 1st out for a double play (pumps out call on both runners with fist). What say ye?? https://www.mlb.com/video/wacky-play-leads-to-confusion/c-1728517183?tid=63817564 then read article below about the play above that took 3+ minutes replay and review to figure out http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/rays-morning-after-inside-the-quirky-7th-inning-controversy/2333791
  13. But where is the pitch fx for the Tiger game with Angel the other day to see tha at bat with Kinsler and to see for the whole game after Kinsler's monologue on USA today.
  14. Well you can lip read the phrase YGTBSM but that may have been after he was tossed and YGTBSM may or may not be a phrase that pays anyway.
  15. easy fix to this. MLB needs to come out and tell the umpires and players that the umpires will or will not move when requested. If MLB in its infinite wisdom, decides the umpires will move out of the position that the umpire needs to make the correct call, upon the request of a player, and if the umpire then misses a call due to the new positioning, it will not count towards that umpires statistical evaluations. This means misses for evaluation purposes from the statistics used to determine any of their normal evaluation ratings and for post season ratings. The call, only if missed, is just thrown out for all evaluation purposes.