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Old Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:51pm
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Interesting initial call on steal of home

Padres @ Dodgers 7-14-2012 Fixed link

Interesting play and VERY interesting initial call.

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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:34am
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That tag got the runner on the hand, IMO. Good call.

Oh wait........
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:48am
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Is Cabrera guilty of Vampiric Interference when he attempts to bite the catcher's arm?

(PS, click on Video after the posted link to see the play... the link doesn't take you there JW)
(PPS - what the hell ever happened to "Show me the ball!")
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:09am
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(PPS - what the hell ever happened to "Show me the ball!")
Bad mechanic. Find the ball without asking.
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:23am
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I fixed the link

I love Dick Enberg here:

"What in the world is Gibson doing? He called Cabrerra out on a ball that went all the way to the screen. That is one of the most abominable calls I have ever seen."
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I love Dick Enberg here:

"What in the world is Gibson doing? He called Cabrerra out on a ball that went all the way to the screen. That is one of the most abominable calls I have ever seen."
Notice how much more class Vin Scully has in his commentary.
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Class? You are kidding, right?

Vin does certainly have class.

Dick simply called it one of the most abominable calls he has ever seen. He was, in now way, lacking class.

Can you please describe a worse call that you have ever seen?

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Yes because tearing into an umpire instead of saying hey he made a mistake but he fixed it immediately is the epitome of "You stay classy, San Diego."

None of us is immune from kicking the ever loving crap out of one once in a while, a concept that is fairly well lost to most announcers these days.
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:08am
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So, it is unclassy for an announcer to describe what he has seen?

Is it lacking class for an announcer to suggest that a third baseman has made a very unwise throw? ie boneheaded play

In what instance would it be permissible to criticize an umpire?

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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:15am
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So, it is unclassy for an announcer to describe what he has seen?

Is it lacking class for an announcer to suggest that a third baseman has made a very unwise throw? ie boneheaded play

In what instance would it be permissible to criticize an umpire?
You'd never hear an announcer say, "That was an abominable throw! That was the worst throw I ever seen!" Umpires, on the other hand, are fair game, and Enberg (since he started announcing Padres games) has been one of the worst homers and one of the worst umpire bashers in the bigs.
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:30am
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Of course I hear announcers say things like that. Boneheaded, terrible, He has no idea where the ball is going now, That was an ugly swing, etc.

The truth is that the HPU made a rookie mistake and a horrible and embarrassing call. If I made that call, I would not be offended if Dick Enberg said it was abominable.
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Can you please describe a worse call that you have ever seen?
I'm sorry, but is this really a serious question?
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There is no need to apologize.
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So, it is unclassy for an announcer to describe what he has seen?

No, which is what Vin did. Then he referred to it a second time, I believe. He demonstrated class.

Enberg wouldn't let it go and beat it like a drum. He demonstrated no class.
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:54am
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You would say the same thing if Enberg harped on a Right Fielder who tossed a ball into the stands on out number 2 and let the go ahead run score?

I think not.
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