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Old Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:46pm
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Happened again today in the Angels vs. Tigers game from the first base umpire.
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Old Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:49pm
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I was about to post that

Tigers batter bunts to third...barehand pickup and throw...1B tries the pick and the BALL ROLLS TOWARD THE FIRST BASE UMPIRE and he punches him out.

He did call him safe without a conference, though.
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Old Sun Aug 26, 2012, 04:49pm
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I guess it is hard to take a second to take a second look.

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Old Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:33pm
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Second look? He almost had to dodge the ball rolling at him whilst he was punching out the runner.

I would suggest this guy should consider a first look.
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Old Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:19pm
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Second look? He almost had to dodge the ball rolling at him whilst he was punching out the runner.

I would suggest this guy should consider a first look.
The term is a commonly officiating term (not so much in baseball and maybe why these things keep happening) to illustrate to take your time that is all.

I did not see this last play so I cannot see how bad it was. But I guess pointing this out makes me a better officials overall because I recognize how this should not happen. Then again this goes back to my point that multiple sports officials tend to be better as they have perspective of taking their time to make calls in other situations.

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Old Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:46pm
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Anybody have a video link? It didn't make Baseball Tonight, probably because nobody got chunked.
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Old Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:57pm
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MLB umpires are notorious for making quick calls and not exercising good timing. Most often, they get the call right and nothing is said. But on occasions such as these, they look totally inept.

So I wouldn't say this is indicative of a new trend. They've probably been doing this for years. We just have more opportunities to see these mistakes with all the replays we have access to nowadays.

I can't wait to see a PU coming up with a Strike call when the batter hits the pitch...
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Old Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:12pm
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Yadier Molina says collision at plate was 'clean play' | MLB.com: News

This one is interesting.
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Old Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:45pm
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Your point being??????????
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Old Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:45pm
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Please do not tell me that MLB umpires like Bob Davidson is ten times better than many D1 or even HS umpires across the country because he is in the MLB ranks.
Well, he is....

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Old Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:12pm
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Well, he is....

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He is?

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Old Thu Aug 30, 2012, 12:16pm
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He is?

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There are no HS-exclusive umpires that are as good as Bob Davidson, whether you love him or hate him.

Some of the D1 guys that are former pro umpires could step in at the MLB level and do fine.
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Some of the D1 guys that are former pro umpires could step in at the MLB level and do fine.
I agree. Contrasts with the situation in the NFL, though the "replacement" refs are mostly not D1.
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Old Thu Aug 30, 2012, 12:49pm
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I agree. Contrasts with the situation in the NFL, though the "replacement" refs are mostly not D1.
The Lingerie League aint D1? Who knew?
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Old Thu Aug 30, 2012, 12:54pm
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The Lingerie League aint D1? Who knew?
Some are D-36...er, 36-D.
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