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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:51pm
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Ouch!

Word to the wise: Wear your cup, no matter your assignment!

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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 02:40pm
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Yep,

To quote (again) Dave Heaverlo (ex Mariner and A's relief pitcher):

"I even wear my cup when I watch baseball on TV!"

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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:40pm
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And fellow umpires think I'm crazy for wearing a cup on the bases.
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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:45pm
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Opinions on the BR's little juke toward 2nd? Anyone have anything there? Unfortunately, U1 wasn't looking... but I can definitely forgive him for that, considering.
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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 04:39pm
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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 04:48pm
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And fellow umpires think I'm crazy for wearing a cup on the bases.
I don't. Probably never will, even watching videos like this. I had one go through my legs when working U1 in a 4-man crew this year. Missed a cup (had I been wearing one) by mere inches. Didn't change my mind.
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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:51pm
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I have an attempt to advance.
So did the umpiring crew after they got together to talk about it.
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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:26pm
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Opinions on the BR's little juke toward 2nd? Anyone have anything there? Unfortunately, U1 wasn't looking... but I can definitely forgive him for that, considering.


Sure looked to me like he was watching. Watch it again.

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Old Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:15pm
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i have an advance as well.
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Old Sat Sep 15, 2012, 10:57am
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The point is, that the call was handled correctly. U1 had to rule on the tag by what he saw. But he apparently recognized that he may not have seen enough to make a judgment, being somewhat distracted.

But who should have made the final ruling? I noticed it was PU who signaled the out. Was it because it was his judgment that ruled he had made an attempt?

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Old Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:52pm
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But who should have made the final ruling? I noticed it was PU who signaled the out. Was it because it was his judgment that ruled he had made an attempt?

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I think that was McClelland, the crew chief. SOP for MLB.
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Old Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:39pm
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I think that was McClelland, the crew chief. SOP for MLB.
SOP? Thanks I recognized him but couldn't remember his name.

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SOP = Standard Operating Procedure
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Old Mon Sep 17, 2012, 08:38am
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Sure looked to me like he was watching. Watch it again.

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I just watched again, and paused it. At the moment the runner begins the juke toward 2nd, the umpire (understandably) is looking straight down (02:18) - he's just gotten his head turned at the end of the juke. (Also, based on his safe call, I think it's safe to assume he didn't see it.)
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