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  1. These guys don't (always) need a reason or it could be a Lasorda reason like not giving me an autograph 13 years ago when I was a 9 year old kid. We would not have known about that if Lasorda did not tell it and kept it quiet or to himself. And Jeter with the inside pitch that missed him and the act like he was dying. They do what they got to do for a reason or no reason sometimes, or maybe just in your mind you think he is crowding the plate or getting too comfortable. Announce your presence with authority.
  2. See what happens next time Narcasio pitches to him,and of course he knew he was not going to have to bat again and let Machado be the collateral damage guy. Football puts in the second string with a big lead late in game. Baseball sends in subs in a blowaway, NBA subs the bottom of the lineup. Nonsense that they just play normal and that subbing is a code right there. No reason he could not play other codes in his situation. Added 8/22--after review, only one player has hit 2 grand slams in the same inning (3rd inning--off the same pitcher no less). That person is Tatis, Sr.
  3. dumbdumb

    The code

    So, should Machado charge his own dugout to go whip his own players butt??, or should he charge the mound if he's mad and now the umpires have to get involved. Same as a stealing a base with the score 12-0 in 8th or ninth. And of course, just what inning and what number of runs is "enough" before the "code" is enforced, and what if each manager has a different definition of the "code" as to when and how much is too much on the "code" issue? Does a pitcher like Roger Clemmons on the mound in the 5th or 6th inning and Clemmons team up 5 or 6 to zip and throwing a no hitter, and everyone knowing he is untouchable that day, make a difference for stealing a base or swinging on 3-0 when his team is at bat. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/padres/2020/08/18/fernando-tatis-jr-grand-slam-angers-padres-manager-texas-rangers/3389310001/
  4. And here is another that doesn't care from the Indians. I guess there is an i in team, oops tiam. Dog gone, been spelling it wrong for a long time now. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/indians/2020/08/10/pitcher-mike-clevinger-quarantine-cleveland-chicago-trip/3340886001/
  5. NFL refs have opt out till 8/13. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/08/09/nfl-officials-eligible-opt-out-2020-due-coronavirus-concerns/3330710001/
  6. Beaverton is correct. And another recent article for you to peruse. I believe he is a big Christmas Lights fan. If you go catch him putting them up, I am sure he would talk to you when you mention that meeting. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/06/02/armando-galarraga-perfect-game-jim-joyce-detroit-tigers/5312105002/
  7. MAC just became first D1 FBS to pull the football plug. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mid-american-conference-cancels-fall-football-coronavirus/?intcid=CNI-00-10aaa3a&ftag=CNM-00-10aab4i&_amp=1*1gbv4sg*s_vid*ejNzTUstWFFmSTJYMktaZVR5TXduVWhoNlVpMXNoTGpKSTE4ZENHdGJVNkVEeEF5Z255QzNMZXI2LXdxZFJkMA..
  8. Tomlinson, Bachus, and Rosenberg, (edited, oops, and Riggs earlier) all started in the Coastal Plains League, which is a collegiate summer wood bat league. This is where the reserve list of umpires out of the 2 umpire schools that did not get an immediate MiLB job out of one of the two umpire schools go to work. They work there until hopefully getting a call during the season to one of the MiLB Rookie Leagues, ie Arizona League or Gulf Coast League and their start in MiLB, and hopefully one day MLB, like former CPL alumni Lentz, Ortiz, Livensparger, Bacon.
  9. I would go with 602a comment and the deceiving.
  10. Nice job for an umpire not listed on this site as having an Arizona Fall League under his belt nor a Spring Training invite either. Everybody else listed has at least one or more AFL, Spring Training Invite in the last 2 years. And the list also has David Arietta on the taxi squad. If Arrietta works a game, he will become the first umpire to work his MLB debut at 40 years old or above since Terry Cooney at 41 years old in 1974 and Dutch Rennert at 43 years old in 1973.
  11. Double ear flap all black batting helmet would work. If batters can see ball with one flap, umpires could see ball with both flaps just like little league helmet, but with more protection than Muchlinski helmet without ear flaps provides.
  12. Just like those head on tackling drills from back in his days at East Carolina and Elon. Joe was a safety (and those guys aren't slow) on the East Carolina freshman team, as freshmen could not play varsity back in the day, before going to Elon and playing quarterback. I am told that back in the old days those coaches just loved, loved, loved the head on tackling drills and that very loud popping sound of two guys going full speed into each other helmut to helmut. They got off on that. The louder that possible future with CTE sound was, the more they loved it and gave you a thumbs up for being a real man and hard nosed player and grabbed their eternal respect. Hopefully Joe, out of an abundance of caution was given an on site concussion evaluation and maybe even another one after the game. Glad he seems to be all right.
  13. Looks like there may be something to allegedly. https://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/mlb-players-very-unhappy-marlins/560256
  14. Any questions as I just posted on ccs area? Let's see if it turns out fact or fiction. Call NCIS Miami and have them check instant replay of all the club's and bars in Atlanta. Or call the ex Cyndy Harvey for some help with the undercover work. Underground Atlanta anyone? https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/bob-nightengale-marlins-atlanta-party-hotel-01eebr9ppsqb
  15. And here is how it happened. Let's see if this hot tip is fact or fiction and if fact it would pretty much explain everything. https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/bob-nightengale-marlins-atlanta-party-hotel-01eebr9ppsqb
  16. Does MLB provide extra (ie, paid for by the league) life insurance for umpires since they fly (like executives are) as well as fatal injury on the field, how much is the benefit for, and would covid be covered under the policy should a worse case happen. Are players covered for that matter under the same circumstances.
  17. Navas is showing as starting in the Gulf Coast League for 2015. The Florida State League statistics for 2017 show him being 35. So his MLB debut at 38, as well as his MiLB career starting at 33 takes over as the oldest in modern times. Hey, no matter what, someone will always be the oldest and someone will always be the youngest. West started MiLB in 1974 and got his first MLB call up games in September 1976 while everyone else was working their MiLB playoffs, and since his birthday is right at the end of October, he was the ripe old age of 23. Billy Evans AL at 22 years 2 months and Bill Williams NL was 22 years 10 months and 25 days for the youngest pups. 3 time World Series umpire, Shag Crawford, started his MLBU career at 39 years 7 months and 17 days and finished at 69 years and 29 days old. 3 time WS, Dutch Rennert, started at 43+ years old. Duh. Had brain cramp on Tripp Gibson working yesterday in Cleveland on original post.
  18. Moscoso was showing as being 26 in the Florida State League in 2016, which would make him 30 now, unless there was a misprint for the FSL at the start of the 2016 roster statistics for the League that year. Career is showing as having started in the Gulf Coast League for 2014, in which he would have been 24 at that starting point.
  19. Not what they say in Te double n e double s double e, Tennessee. I think when some even better technology comes out that re-shows this play, we will see that ball still moving in the glove, towards that coning type position at the top of the pocket, and the runner touching while the ball was still moving. Of course now, once the ball is in the glove, even if not touching the back webbing of the glove and the glove not closed yet before giving the popping sound, and sight of the ball has been lost, it is an out. Picuture on the right with the ball showing from beginning to end would be where ball is still in motion. A class act then, and still a class act today. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/blown-detroit-tigers-call-still-haunts-jim-joyce-but-he-has-learned-to-forgive-himself/ar-BB14UsO3
  20. And what did they do for the umpires just hired out umpire schools with brand new jobs. Since they are not working on the field this year, are they going to cancel umpire schools for this year coming up, since that would be their, non playing year need for umpires. Or are they going to go on with the schools and release additional umpires who did not even get to work this season, and may have had a break out season in their careers had the season been played? If they are going to release more without a season being played this year, why did they not just release (more of them to start with) them before the non playing year even began this year??
  21. Ready to go in Sugarland. Time to go catch a pro game this week. https://deadspin.com/as-covid-spikes-in-texas-sugar-land-skeeters-will-open-1844188675
  22. Umpire article on recent Colt league game. https://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/sports/20200627/players-umpires-adjust-to-calling-balls-and-strikes-from-behind-pitcherrsquos-mound
  23. All of us should be getting this type of covid care/access/prevention everywhere/everyday, not just these guys, as in the new regulations summary you might want to peruse, if you haven't already. https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/24/summary-of-major-league-baseball-2020-operations-m/ And?? Do umpires get a special dispensation/well thought out risk category protection plan, called a high risk category with the same rights and benefits of that category as players. If not, why not? https://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/1979308 Added 6/29-- do umpires get same deal /consideration under circumstances. Anf if not, why not. https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiENGrIM3ySx8VU_fhrBzhnZAqGQgEKhAIACoHCAowyNj6CjDyiPICML_fxAU?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
  24. https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb-reportedly-plans-minor-league-201319521.html
  25. Lot of no this no that going on here. Is there still beer?? A nice Labatts Blue sounds good right now.
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