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MLB Ejection 098 - Lance Barrett (1; Tim Beckham)

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Gil    293

HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected Rays 2B Tim Beckham (strike three call) in the top of the 4th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With one out and none on, Beckham took a 0-2 slider from A's pitcher Daniel Gossett for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of...

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Cav    153

Good call; screw the displayed zone. 

 

I try very hard to call that strike all day long.  (It's just one of several reasons I get so many greeting cards from pitchers during the holidays.)  In my games, I seldom, if ever, see a Maddux and a Jenkins on the hill, although I've worked several with Billingsley back in the day.

 

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Thunderheads    2,363
28 minutes ago, Cav said:

Good call; screw the displayed zone. 

 

I try very hard to call that strike all day long.  (It's just one of several reasons I get so many greeting cards from pitchers during the holidays.)  In my games, I seldom, if ever, see a Maddux and a Jenkins on the hill, although I've worked several with Billingsley back in the day.

 

Yes sir .... all - day - long ....  especially in high school..... ring 'em up!

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scrounge    1,127

I don't think that box was calibrated properly to that batter. People don't like the human element in umpiring? Enjoy the human element of the intern in the truck setting the calibration.

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Richvee    1,724

That box is giving a dot at one point in time....probably when the ball nears the front of the plate.. By the time that pitch crosses the rear of the plate, I'd bet it fell enough to even be in that 'K zone", which, I agree didn't seem to be calibrated perfectly.  

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LMSANS    496

If you watch the side view, easily not high.

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Gil    293

As it stands, the post-game processing of PFX values reduced pz by approximately two-thirds of an inch. As a result, the QOC is now correct.

These are the issues we still run into when working off a computer in real-time.

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txump81    20

I initially thought that pitch looked good from the side as it got the belt when it crossed the batter. (I'm going to get it at every level I call.)

When I slomoed it, I noticed Beckham was at the very back of the box so thought it plausible that over the plate it was slightly high. I never trust the box on the screen. Pfx on the other hand...good to see that Gil actively works at getting it right.

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Cav    153

Who wants to talk about the 130' EJ?

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ElkOil    695
2 hours ago, Cav said:

Who wants to talk about the 130' EJ?

Eh, I don't see a lot to talk about. Beckham and Barrett were thoroughly engaged just before. It's not as if something was said from a distance that should have been ignored.

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Richvee    1,724
23 minutes ago, dumbdumb said:

been done before, by an umpire who worked a special event every year from 1997-2010 except 2007

http://m.mlb.com/video/v6014957/flaphi-victorino-is-ejected-from-the-game

I was thinking of another....Didn't Tulowitzki get tossed in a playoff game for constant whining about a punchout even after taking the field?

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BrianC14    422
19 hours ago, Cav said:

Who wants to talk about the 130' EJ?

Voices carry, and he clearly wanted his to be heard.   And it was.  

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