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    I really hate to say this.

    I agree with a Yankee. This ump needs to STFU. Go ump the game and feel privlaged that you get to do that for a living.


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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Anybody ever do a study to see what the correlation between number of pitches a team sees and length of the game?



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Anybody ever do a study to see what the correlation between number of pitches a team sees and length of the game?
    It is as simple as this. When the Red Sox and Yankees play the games are going to take longer. Period. This is always one of the most hotly contested divisions in baseball and every single head to head game is critical in determining who will come out on top. It doesn't matter if it is in April or September. The Ump needs to shut his yap and just be glad that his old fat *** is getting paid.



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    West's point was that players aren't working with the umpires to speed up play. And he's right, they aren't.
    I'm SO tired of players asking for time and stepping out of the batter's box before every pitch. During Tuesday night's game, home plate umpire Hernandez refused to grant time several times, but the players stepped out anyway and the pitchers didn't throw the pitch.
    Umpires can call strikes on a batter if they intentionally step out of the batter's box and delay play. They can also call balls on the pitcher for not delivering the ball to the plate in a timely manner. Hernandez didn't do either one, so it's also his fault.



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    I agree as well. My wife took me to the old Yankee Stadium for my 40th birthday before it closed. Saw a great game, pitchers duel. Game only lasted 2:16, after paying $250 per ticket I was praying for a 4 hour marathon.



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    West's point was that players aren't working with the umpires to speed up play. And he's right, they aren't.
    I'm SO tired of players asking for time and stepping out of the batter's box before every pitch. During Tuesday night's game, home plate umpire Hernandez refused to grant time several times, but the players stepped out anyway and the pitchers didn't throw the pitch.
    Umpires can call strikes on a batter if they intentionally step out of the batter's box and delay play. They can also call balls on the pitcher for not delivering the ball to the plate in a timely manner. Hernandez didn't do either one, so it's also his fault.
    That is for MLB to decide. Not the ump. The ump needs to call balls and strikes and not complain. Tell him the rest of us work 8 hour days and don't get to go to the ball park every day and hang out with the greatest baseball players in the world.


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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    That is for MLB to decide. Not the ump. The ump needs to call balls and strikes and not complain. Tell him the rest of us work 8 hour days and don't get to go to the ball park every day and hang out with the greatest baseball players in the world.
    Actually, I think it's good that umps like West and Hernandez aren't into the "jock worship" that fans are...



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    [quoteActually, I think it's good that umps like West and Hernandez aren't into the "jock worship" that fans are... ][/quote]

    It's not that. I just think it's not up to them to go to the press about stuff that they are not in control of. They need to address it with there union or MLB.


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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    That is for MLB to decide. Not the ump. The ump needs to call balls and strikes and not complain. Tell him the rest of us work 8 hour days and don't get to go to the ball park every day and hang out with the greatest baseball players in the world.
    The MLB has already said they want to speed up games, so West is essentially backing up MLB policy.



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    West's point was that players aren't working with the umpires to speed up play. And he's right, they aren't.
    I'm SO tired of players asking for time and stepping out of the batter's box before every pitch. During Tuesday night's game, home plate umpire Hernandez refused to grant time several times, but the players stepped out anyway and the pitchers didn't throw the pitch.
    Umpires can call strikes on a batter if they intentionally step out of the batter's box and delay play. They can also call balls on the pitcher for not delivering the ball to the plate in a timely manner. Hernandez didn't do either one, so it's also his fault.
    God I hate doing this but Tornado man is right at the end. If the umpire wants to make a point, call a ball or strike on the batter or pitcher. They'll learn quickly. Additionally, it's the pitcher's faults for not throwing a pitch if the guy steps out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post

    It's not that. I just think it's not up to them to go to the press about stuff that they are not in control of. They need to address it with there union or MLB.
    I can agree with that. No reason to go to the press with other avenues available. Still, when MLB came out 5 years ago with the emphasis to speed up play, the players also recognized their role (not stepping out so much, pitchers speeding up, etc.) and they aren't working with the umps at all.



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    I guess it's time to start all the hitters with 1-1 counts and no courtesy pitch for fouls



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    I hate these stupid rules to speed up games, both in MLB and especially in college football.



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    God I hate doing this but Tornado man is right at the end.
    Every time you agree with me, momentary panic sets in and I have to re-read my initial post to see if I wrote what I meant...



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    Re: I really hate to say this.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    God I hate doing this but Tornado man is right at the end. If the umpire wants to make a point, call a ball or strike on the batter or pitcher. They'll learn quickly. Additionally, it's the pitcher's faults for not throwing a pitch if the guy steps out.
    Sure, just not Jeeter, Tex, ARod or CC or Moe.


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