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  1. Could not find ECU or any College football on yesterday (me thinks it is over and "The" University of Alabama won the big game already, but i did catch that 2nd game (NFL) yesterday, and kept my eye on #53 even though not an ECU grad. Sorry about that. Hope you kept an eye on #53 also. Added 1/19-And now you can watch #53 February 7th in Tampa.
  2. Shake-up - how it's looking as of now https://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2020/12/11/22170088/mlb-realignment-minor-leagues-move-iowa-out-pacific-coast-leagues
  3. With the 2020 retro-sheet stats in. Joe West worked 34 games in 2020 and now has 5345 regular season games worked on the way to his goal of surpassing Klem with 5375 regular season games worked. West has 5476 and Klem has 5478 regular season and playoff games worked, so West passes Klem in that category with his 3rd game of the season. Klem only worked the World Series as playoff games and will hold that record at 103. Gerry Davis took a Covid year and has 4957 regular season and playoff games worked on the way to his goal of 5,000 total regular season and playoff games worked. Davis has the playoff game record at 151. So, Joe needs 30 games to tie and plus 1 to break for 31 to break Klems regular season record. Assuming he does not want to go further, if he picks the exact same schedule to work on as his 2019 schedule for days working and days off or in IR, he would tie Klem on May 15 and fly to a new town and break the record on May 17. He will get to choose his schedule for places for this to happen assuming no rainouts or other unexpected days off. Gerry needs the 43 to get to 5000 and i believe he has mentioned he will retire right after the 5000th. So looking at his 2019 schedule, he would get his 5000 game on May 28. So, """"if"""" Joe decides not to go further into the season and Gerry keeps to his announcement, there would be 2 crew chief openings in May of 2021, assuming the full season starts at the normal time in addition to anyone who would retire before the season starts. If Joe goes a full season like 2019 he would end with 5456 towards his regular season games goal and Gerry would end with 5058 towards his regular season and playoff game goal.
  4. obviously you get fired up about football. give it a shot in the arm and there are also more partners.
  5. Johnny08 Get the Betts play at first in here that was overturned in the Dodger braves 10/14 game with everyones favorite plate umpire as a play coming from third and the runner inside that you would have to rule on even though the player catches the ball on the play rather than if he had missed the ball. Could an umpire be signaling an interference, if there definitely is one, even though/before the player does end up catching the ball and the interference can be ignored. Like a CI, batt on glove, and the player still hits a home run. Do you ignore the interference or call it, before the results of the play.
  6. And what do you think they would have done with Angel on the appealed tag up call at 3rd base with the Braves in the third inning that Will Little was lining up perfectly in the replay pictures versus when Tim McClelland eyes (from the split screen replay) apparently did not have the tag up runner lined up. Did they reference that past tag up call in last night's game? So, if you live with the Clarences of the world you get a pass, but if you do not you get totally buried. It looks like/seems to be CCS is not? (i have not been looking at their twitter or FB feed) providing the field replays under the discussion topic on the page with the plate scores on their site, just sticking with the plate stats. These plays are not to prove or disprove fallibility, as fallibility has always been the possibility on any call, but the purpose is to help everyone try and see what might have led to a missed call or an unmissed call such as positioning, timing, or just plane old kicked the crap out of the call, which we are all doing by the way at whatever level is being officiated.
  7. I think the big answer is that sentence, is indicating you will go, if you feel you missed something. Now let the guys who work over 50-100 or more games a year on the bases give the number of times they went for help in a season. Assuming the pulled foot or play that they went for help on the first time that year, did not happen exactly the same way several times every game. Maybe they can help with letting everyone know the exact distinction between an appeaser and a get your own call philosophy.
  8. Here is an article from one of the scoring systems that doesn't take certain data into consideration and inflates the numbers negatively. In this system since 2008 through 2019, there have only been 25 perfect umpire scores and that is only for 1 team in the game. No one has been perfect for both sides in a game. West, Visconti and Barrett were perfect for one team in 2019. Hudson has done it twice as has Culbreath. https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/8/9/20798375/umpire-perfect-game-accurate-robo-umps
  9. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/appalachian-league-to-operate-as-summer-wood-bat-league/
  10. Glad no one had it. Do you know if they are doing one of the quicky tests all the time which tends to give more false positives, or the more thorough tests that do not. Seems that could make a big difference with results and more possible oopses. Wonder which kind the NBA are using?
  11. Same answer no matter what level or who umpire is. But if by rule that should be BI, then it is BI no matter the umpire or level and the MLB umpire missed it. If I am wrong and missed it then I am wrong and missed it.
  12. no BI-catcher moved quickly over to his left and had quick and unhindered release and follow through before the batter might have leaned into him and made contact. had catcher gone up the middle of the plate, he would have been more likely to have been interfered with by the batter leaning in and would have hit him or his arm or hand on release. But if the rule says that is BI on the play, then it is BI.
  13. dumbdumb

    Joe West

  14. somebody just tested positive from MLBU https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/ap-sources-mlb-umpire-tests-positive-virus-crews-73060036
  15. dumbdumb

    Joe West

    This guy has been abusing/ bullying umpires for years with altercations. With only a slap on the wrist because he is special, do you know who I am?, and basically no repercussions, he continues. Obviously he would say he is being bullied (some players etc. say a missed call is disrespecting them) by umpires due to missed calls, so they are even. You bully me, I bully you, no harm, no foul. Until commish grows some intestinal fortitude, he will continue to abuse and bully. I am just sticking up for my players/team/organization so we don't get pushed around by umpires making bad calls. Go ahead, call me out, I don't care. I will do whatever I want to do. You cannot stop me. His attitude and bullying seem to be working in his favor so far, so why stop now. Seems like he needs to show some intestinal fortitude and hire a staff that gets tossed all the time so he will not have to, and let them do his bidding for him. Obviously he is having too much fun doing the abuse and bullying. What a tool and embarassment, nor will owner step in and demand he stop. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29812877/major-league-baseball-umpire-joe-west-never-missed-call-just-ask-him
  16. Djokovic defaulted for unintentionally hitting lineswoman when swatting the ball, after play had ended. Lineswoman is all right but injured enough to have to be replaced. You spend all day trying to make correct calls with 120-135 mph serves coming at you and dodging them while making the call, and then you get whacked by a player even though not premeditated or intentional, during downtime from out of the blue, which you should never ever have to worry about no matter what. Only 2 courts using human linespersons (Ashe and Armstrong). Will this lead more quickly to robo calls which were being used at all the other courts and no arguing or challenges to robo calls. Only ones on court would be ball persons on each end of the court, 2 at each end. P.S. Djokovic had drilled (much harder than the lineswoman) a sideline panel out of frustration without penalty apparently. Waiting to see if he by chance got a warning for that, even if an off the books one. Added 9/10 Start at 1:45 for earlier incident mentioned above in P.S.
  17. I think in the old days they leaned toward complete control and voluntary release/exchange which was called much stricter than today. If the ball upon touching the glove with the throwing hand grabbing at the ball, and the ball falling downward it was thought that the possible complete clean catch/control and exchange to the hand was not clean or controlled. If the ball went in an upward direction then it had been grabbed by the throwing hand and a clean exchange and controlled catch had occurred first and then slipped out of control. This is like, has the quarterback started his forward motion, play in the NFL. Years ago guys would paddle the ball on the outside of their closed glove and throw to first, so the ball never entered inside the pocket or the heal of the glove. No matter how you slice it and dice it, there is judgment no matter how you write the rule, and just like strike zone judgment differences occur from umpire to umpire, so will all judgments/definitions on any play in the field, no matter how concisely written, and no matter the level of play.
  18. ATP, WTA, and now major tournament except the 2 Major Courts at US Open using Hawk eye only. pretty much no challenges and just go with Hawkeye for ATP. 2 Major Courts using lines people and challenge system. No lines persons equals no way/path to get to chair umpire. Chair official only in future probably till they figure out how to eliminate those. Top chairs get (175k plus for most experienced Gold cards/ badge) and expenses per year. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/sports/tennis/us-open-hawkeye-line-judges.html?smid=tw-share
  19. Was this in reference to the Reggie Jackson hip or leg play against Dodgers. Joe Brinkman at second possibly had the best look although Frank Pulli had his own look/angle at first.
  20. Very gutsy and correct call much like the famous Dick Dietz call made by Harry Wendelstedt on May 31, 1968 in the Giants Dodgers game. Drysdale was into his consecutive scoreless innings streak trying to break Walter Johnson's record, when Dietz was plucked in the elbow with the bases loaded. As Dietz starts going to first Wendelstedt calls him back for not trying to get out of the way of the pitch and a major argument ensues. Dietz is put back in the box and Drysdale gets out of the bases loaded jam. The record stood till Orel Hirshisher broke Drysdales record of 58 2/3 scoreless innings by going 59 scoreless innings. And whom did Hirshisher play against in College. Non other than umpire Jim Joyce, as they were both pitchers. Hirshiser made 1st team all conference and Joyce was 2nd team all conference. Obviously anyone who attended the Wendelstedt umpire school has heard about the play which happened in Harry's 3rd big league year and they never let him forget it when he went to San Fran. Enjoy the old replay with Vin Scilly who thought Harry said/signaled the ball hit the bat. Juan Marachel said Harry made the right call as Dietz had said if Drysdale came inside on him that day he was going to take one for the team.
  21. Great one there. Looks like Will Little that I just found for the younger current pups, in his 4th game, which was the plate, got Machado. He should get a prize for that one. I like your one and done version the best.
  22. Bill Klem, 2nd day 4-15, on the job in 1905. Made it through the first day like a charm. 4 ejections at 2nd base in the second day. He was working 1 man both days. Probably others over the years, and even more recent, but that is a big database to comb through. But, Ceja did tie with the famous superstar two professional sport hoops official Jake O'Donnel who got Ken Harrelson on balls and strikes in his 8th game in 68. O'Donnel did not get Weaver till the next year. More recent times, Gary Darling in his 6th game. Rick Reed. 1st game. HP. Balk call. John Shulock. 1st game. HP. Helmet throw.
  23. I am with you on the confirmation, but that doesn't mean anyone has to hold it in their hand. They can keep it in the ball bag and just pull it out for show and tell as needed. They can set it on 0-0 and just move it where they want it from there as they take it out of the left ball bag. They got 80 billion in scoreboard monitoring equipment that they can peak at anytime they want to, and just call out to the pitcher and use finger count if scoreboard is wrong. And of course you can do a Cederstrom manuever and go to the phone or headsets anyway if you feel you messed up. Better to get it right and face the pain of basically pulling the book out than err on stubbornness, or at least the book says so. And who says for those that carry, if you by chance mess up on the indicator that you look down on after every stinking pitch and go to your partners to replay the pitch sequence they don't mess up with you. Sometimes things can't be corrected and you just do the best you can.
  24. Dutch Notice the bar mask? Notice the strike without catcher catching the pitch running in on him. Notice the drawn out voiced strike call in which Jim Joyce was probably the last you will hear of that. And of course the best right now bar none for your enjoyment, but you will probably not see this in 5 more years so enjoy it now again next year.
  25. Here is Uncle Joe's (Maddon) opinion and he agreed with the not intetional. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/mlb/maddon-enough-is-enough-as-anderson-throws-near-trout-s-head-again/ar-BB18eq9B?li=AAggXBR
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