Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fuck Me In The Goat Ass With A Goat Dick.

If you don't get the reference in the title, then I apologize for the vulgarity.

It is widely accepted in baseball that some calls are just accepted despite their incorrectness. Double plays where the shortstop never touches the bag. Caught stealings because the throw beat the runner even if the tag didn't. AND ALSO CLOSE PLAYS AT FIRST BASE WITH 8 AND 2/3 OF A PERFECT GAME GOING. I don't care if the guy was safe by half a step. You have got to call that guy out in that situation no matter what. Now the guy was clearly out, but for me, that's almost the secondary issue. Why in the world was the umpire even prepared to call him safe? I honestly had trouble sleeping last night because of this call. I was enraged at the audacity of this umpire to the extent that I was like tossing and turning.

7 comments:

Evan said...

Chuck, you're taking it too far. There is no way; in any situation you should purposely make an incorrect call, calling a guy out when he is safe. Rules are rules; this isn’t 'nam, Smokey. But, that's a moot point because we all know he was safe.

The bigger issue is that baseball needs to get with the times. We have instant replay, so use it. Football and basketball do and their sports haven’t been compromised. Baseball, like usual, lags behind. If you want any more proof of the need for instant replay, watch some of the footage of the botched calls from last years playoffs.

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Walt Clyde Frazier said...

I don't think I've ever disagreed more with a blog post in my life.

Every call should be what actually happened. I don't even know how or why it's "accepted" that some calls aren't made even though they should be, or vice
versa.

All that said, I thought everybody involved handled it appopriately after the game and during the next game. And baseball is slow anyway, and I agree w Ev about instant replay.

Open Bar said...

I thought he was out.

ChuckJerry said...

Well, I guess I shouldn't argue with the former head of the TBO umpiring crew.

Walt Clyde Frazier said...

For two years, mind you.

Walt Clyde Frazier said...

Seriously, though, why is it "accepted" that you let guys not touch second base during a double-play, for instance? I think my initial comment was a bit harsh. I really would like to know why baseball has this unwritten code, and what else is in it.

ChuckJerry said...

I agree with you in principal; each call should be what it actually is. But that's not the way it is. Basketball is much worse at this, by the way.

I'm honestly just astonished that the umpire was even thinking about calling that guy safe to the extent that he blew the call in favor of ending the perfect game instead of preserving it. It doesn't make any sense to me.

In that situation where you have to make a split decision on a close play, it seems like one's first instinct would be to call the guy out on a close play.