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udbrky

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udbrky last won the day on January 7

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About udbrky

  • Birthday 07/25/1976

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    Indiana

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    LCAOA, IHSAA
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    Customer Support
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS, Babe Ruth
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  1. Pro school and get to know the assigners, impress them.
  2. That angle was the only one that looked like he came close, but I thought it moved forward only because he was trying to dodge the ball. I am a Cubs fan, but I'm pretty impartial about it. I thought the Zobrist K last week was a strike.
  3. http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/umpire-mud-eggs-seat-cushions-toledo-indianapolis-steve-stephen-kane/18z5p4gixwxmf1m64cr56l0j6b
  4. The odd thing is, the PU the other day said he blew that call vs Zobrist. Zobrist does have a reputation - almost Votto-ish for knowing the zone really well. I thought the pitch was in the strike zone watching the game and looking at brooks. I thought it wasn't a strike based on how it was caught though - for the MLB. But I lol'd at all the "robot umps" people, because that was a robot ump strike. Those guys just say that **** though every time a call goes against their team.
  5. That's not a nutty buddy
  6. If we said something like that in the local paper, you don't think there'd be repercussions? Players and coaches get fined for criticizing officials to the press. I'm going to be the sacrificial puffin guy - I think he should've been penalized for saying that.
  7. So I'm at the opening ceremony for the Cal Ripken 10u WS. It's 5 mins away and I know 2 guys working it. This airplane banner flies over:
  8. Fisk did hit more HR, but Munson had almost as much WAR in half the years. Always sad to see a player die early. Whoops, read wrong somehow. But if you take their averages, Munson would've put up a lot more in the same time frame.
  9. He had the plate this past Sunday night (LA-SFG) and was so freaking loud. I rooted for the players to swing at anything close so I didn't hear "Haih!" so loudly. It was annoying. I'm sure a lot of it was the field mic, but geez. I noticed he said ball rather loudly too - probably only like 40% as loud as strike calls, but you could hear it a lot.
  10. http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/robot-umpires-electronic-strike-zone-in-mlb-pitchfx-balls-and-strikes/ggv80p4qmsu31d72sohrmbcnj @Gil This is an interesting perspective, since most of pop culture want robot umps. Ryan Davis is a very good up and coming writer as well. He worked with Harry Pavlidis on this. My only beef is he says knees to pits, but it might just be for journalistic purposes.
  11. Worked a game this summer with a partner. Mid-4th, he shows me the empty seed bag and says "Game over, I'm out of seeds!" from his position between innings.
  12. I hate people that throw gum in public.
  13. Was it Adrian Beltre's son?
  14. Have you seen Kato Kaelin's twitter?
  15. According to Gill and brooksbaseball, it was. The PitchFx data (not the TV box - which WGN and CSN have one of the more accurate ones I've seen) shows it's inside.