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    Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Catcher Restrains Umpire From Charging The Mound Too bad umpires can't be ejected like the players can if crap like this happens....



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    That's pathetic. The role of officials in sports is to keep the game in order and under control. If he can't keep himself under control, he cannot fulfill his responsibility of being an official.




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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    That ump looks like he's 5'5.


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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Before opening the link, I was praying it wasn't Eric Cooper but in the back of my mind I knew it probably was.


    It was.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydugouts View Post
    MM and gesell are pretty much a wash. is niang a better player than woodbury? of course, but that doesnt mean its a good matchup for him, especially with a much more athletic defensive player backing up woodbury.


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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    He's from Iowa right? While not really professional, how else does an umpire get a point across without throwing someone out. My question is what happened earlier.



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Quote Originally Posted by oskyclone View Post
    He's from Iowa right? While not really professional, how else does an umpire get a point across without throwing someone out. My question is what happened earlier.
    From Iowa and graduated from ISU.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydugouts View Post
    MM and gesell are pretty much a wash. is niang a better player than woodbury? of course, but that doesnt mean its a good matchup for him, especially with a much more athletic defensive player backing up woodbury.


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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    I was watching that game when it happened. I believe the manager had already been out twice that game to argue calls, including one on the previous batter. Burnett was frustrated with the calls for most of the game. Technically you're not allowed to argue balls and strikes. I think it was more of a "If you keep arguing I'm going to toss your ***" warning as opposed to "charging the mound". Watching the game I didn't think much of it.

    Also, saying that the catcher "restrained him" is a bit of a stretch. Makes it seem like he bull rushed the pitcher.


    Last edited by Agclone91; 07-31-2013 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Quote Originally Posted by oskyclone View Post
    He's from Iowa right? While not really professional, how else does an umpire get a point across without throwing someone out. My question is what happened earlier.
    Watched the game and what happened is that Cooper was not being consistent with his calls. What he called a strike previously was somehow a ball a couple batters later and vise versa. Burnett was just showing he anger over the inconsistent calls and that is the outcome shown in the video.



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Charging the mound? Misleading headline is misleading



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Umm, headline and commentator completely wrong. There was no charging at the pitcher.



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    From Iowa and graduated from ISU.
    He is on KXNO sometimes during the offseason, I think



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    He is on KXNO sometimes during the offseason, I think
    Correct. "Ump's Eye View" with him and fellow Iowan Tim McClelland on Thursday nights.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydugouts View Post
    MM and gesell are pretty much a wash. is niang a better player than woodbury? of course, but that doesnt mean its a good matchup for him, especially with a much more athletic defensive player backing up woodbury.


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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    So, who wants to call in when Ump's Eye View is back on the air and call him out for it?



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Baseball umpires are all a joke. Bring in instant replay and robots.



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    Re: Catcher Restrains Umpire from Charging the Mound

    Quote Originally Posted by oskyclone View Post
    He's from Iowa right? While not really professional, how else does an umpire get a point across without throwing someone out. My question is what happened earlier.
    What happened earlier in the inning was another bad call where the batter swung on 3rd strike even though the ball dived on him and hit his foot. Should have been out. Blue called the ball in the dirt which is a 3rd strike drop and the batter scampered to first, and ultimately second while they argued. Then here a few pitches later, again on strike three the pitch catches the corner and the pitcher is understandably ******. After this the rest of the game was boring.


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