Tagged: umpire

Umpire Suspended for the Botched Call Nobody Cares About

No, not that botched call. It seems no matter how poorly Angel Hernandez umpires a game, he will forever go unpunished (unless the court of public opinion counts, which sentenced him to life without parole about 15 years ago).

On the other hand, according to MLB’s official Twitter, Fieldin Culbreth was fined and suspended two games for screwing up a rule in yesterday’s Angels-Astros game:

Culbreth–and his whole crew–definitely made the wrong call in that game, but it didn’t end up costing the Angels, who came back to win the game anyway. Hernandez, on the other hand, blew a home run call that would have tied the game in the ninth inning for the A’s in Cleveland earlier this week.

But, wait. He even blew the call again after consulting instant reply, deciding there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the initial ruling. You can see that play here:

Not enough evidence, huh? Did Hernandez stop to think maybe that was enough evidence? That just maybe, he is one of the worst judges of “evidence” the world has ever seen? At least he had the gall to admit his mistake to reporters after the game. Oh, wait.

Man, that guy really sucks. Why is he still employed again?

– Jeremy Dorn (@Jamblinman)

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Pick a GIF, Any GIF!

I just happened to notice that a wealth of brilliant GIF’s were produced over the last week or so of baseball. I’d like to take a few minutes of yours to ask: Which one is the best?

Use whichever parameters you see fit–hilarity, overall awesomeness, quality of GIF-making abilities–to judge the best GIF among the five I present below. Then make sure to vote in the poll. Thanks for playing, and keep tuning in for more baseball fun this season:

1. Yu Darvish “throws” all his pitches to Albert Pujols

Yu makes many good pitches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. An ump gets unwanted cup check

umpire nut shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Michael Morse hits a no-doubter, pitcher says bad things

Morse homer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A.J. Burnett doesn’t understand baseball

stupid burnett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. John Buck is a mean pie-thrower. Really mean.

buck hates people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Jeremy Dorn (@Jamblinman)

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If Baseball Had Replacement Umps…

Unless you live under a rock, have no access to technology and cut off all communication with other humans, you know what happened on Monday Night Football last night. Actually even if you qualify for all three, you might still have heard the screams coming from Green Bay, WI flying through the night air like dementors heading straight for Roger Goodell’s office.

Normally on Three Up, Three Down we stay away from sporting events involving anything but America’s pastime. But last night’s egregious call (or if you prefer, “tragesty” as a radio caller said on a local station this morning – it’s actually a pretty solid made up word!) against the Packers that cost them a game can arguably be dubbed “The Worst Call in NFL History.”

And since the event nearly caused Twitter to cave in on itself, we know it’s noteworthy enough to draft a blog around for our baseball-loving fans. Without further adieu, here is what would happen if Major League Baseball were to hire replacement refs:

May 2nd, 2012 – Dodgers @ Rockies, runner called out

June 27th, 2012 – Indians @ Yankees, ruled a catch

July 27th, 2011 – Pirates @ Braves, called safe

Oct. 14th, 2003 – Marlins @ Cubs, foul ball?

Oct. 20th, 1991 – Braves @ Twins, called out

June 1st, 2012 – Cardinals @ Mets, ruled foul

Oct. 12th, 1997 – Braves @ Marlins VIDEO HERE, strike 3 way outside

Oct. 9th, 1996 – Orioles @ Yankees, ruled a home run, not fan interference

Oct. 10th, 2009 – Twins @ Yankees, called foul

June 2nd, 2010 – Indians @ Tigers, perfect game ruined on last out, called safe

June 11th, 2012 – Royals @ Pirates VIDEO HERE, called a catch, ball dropped

August 6th, 2010 – Phillies @ Marlins, called foul

October 20th, 2009 – Yankees @ Angels, both tagged out, only one ruled out

October 17th, 1999 – Yankees @ Red Sox, ruled a tag-out

Well, that was way too much fun. I highly suggest you give quickmeme.com a visit and play around in your spare time. As you can see, baseball has had its fair share of blown calls in big games too. But we’re living in the moment and the fan fury is directed at Roger Goodell, the replacement ref crew, and everything that remotely looks like a Seahawk.

Comment below and let us know if we missed a call – heck, send us a meme of it! And just for fun, vote in the poll:

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– Jeremy Dorn (@Jamblinman)