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Old Mon Oct 20, 2008, 01:49am
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At least he gets good exercise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hannPgeuF98
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Old Mon Oct 20, 2008, 09:08am
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lame...there's another one on here as well...in kiddie ball...hard to imagine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnwjr...eature=related
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Old Mon Oct 20, 2008, 11:15am
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Wow

Just wow.
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Old Mon Oct 20, 2008, 12:48pm
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lame...there's another one on here as well...in kiddie ball...hard to imagine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnwjr...eature=related
good thing after the Naked Gun shenanigans, he goes right to his "clicker" and clears that baby out for the next 9 yr old to get rung up.
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Old Mon Oct 20, 2008, 02:06pm
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At least he gets good exercise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hannPgeuF98
No, no, no....this has to be an episode of "Punk'd" or "Candid Camera."
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lame...there's another one on here as well...in kiddie ball...hard to imagine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnwjr...eature=related
This guy, on the other hand, has a plate stance I'm going to try out next spring.
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Hey all,

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting...HA! Ok, ok, they aren't as fast as lightning....

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lame...there's another one on here as well...in kiddie ball...hard to imagine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnwjr...eature=related
What was wrong with his called third mechanic? I think he should have been more emphatic and kicked some dirt on the little [email protected]$tard for looking at such a sweet pitch.

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Old Sat Oct 25, 2008, 10:42pm
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I really like Culbreath's zone tonight, but it looks like he's been watching too many Kung Fu umpire videos lately!
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Old Sun Oct 26, 2008, 07:30am
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I really like Culbreath's zone tonight, but it looks like he's been watching too many Kung Fu umpire videos lately!
You think he's been eating too many Culs?
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Cream of the Crop?

This year's World Series umpires certainly have not improved the public's perception of umpires. They have blown several calls, made several glaring errors, used poor mechanics, and generally have not shown the excellence we would expect of umpires at the highest level. I can't comment on Culbreath's strike zone last night (seemed OK, but I couldn't stay up for the end), but I disticntly heard him call the location of several called balls - "Inside!" Since when is that an acceptable practice anywhere but in a pick-up game?

I am disappointed in the image these guys are presenting as supposedly the best umpires in the country.
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Old Sun Oct 26, 2008, 09:35am
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the reason your hearing the verbal is because the whole yard is wired for sound. He is not saying it as loud as you think ( or it seems).

Nothing wrong with a low verbal on close pitches. Happens all the time...


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Old Sun Oct 26, 2008, 02:13pm
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This year's World Series umpires certainly have not improved the public's perception of umpires. They have blown several calls, made several glaring errors, used poor mechanics, and generally have not shown the excellence we would expect of umpires at the highest level. I can't comment on Culbreath's strike zone last night (seemed OK, but I couldn't stay up for the end), but I disticntly heard him call the location of several called balls - "Inside!" Since when is that an acceptable practice anywhere but in a pick-up game?

I am disappointed in the image these guys are presenting as supposedly the best umpires in the country.
The blown calls are unfortunate, but some of these mechanics are acceptable at the Major League level, like quietly giving the location of a close pitch. Like Griff said, you probably wouldn't be able to hear it in a regular season game.
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Old Sun Oct 26, 2008, 02:27pm
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Verbal call of pitch location

So it is acceptable to give the location of the pitch - even if only the catcher and pitcher can hear it? I don't think so. What happens in this scenario?

The ump says "Ball, low". The manager asks his catcher where the pitch was. He says, "He said low". The manager who has a great view of vertical says " The pitch was not low!"

Much better to avoid the problem by NEVER calling the location of the pitch. If the catcher asks "Was that pitch low?", you just agree with him and go on.
You can get into a lot of arguments if you give routinely give the location of the pitch - and you gain NOTHING!
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