MLB: Ozzie vs. Joe West

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  1. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Ozzie vs. Joe West - Inside the White Sox

    Much more at the link.
     
  2. BCPanther

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    There is no doubt in my mind that Joe West called the second one so that he could run Beuhrle.

    Notice in the video, he calls it and then doesn't take his eyes off of him. Its pretty obvious...

    All umpires do this at every level from SlowPitch up to the majors, there comes a point where you don't want to deal with a guy and you want to toss him without it having to be a judgement call. If you can cross the line into a black and white situation its much easier to do. (BTW- This is coming from an umpire...Me!)
     
  3. CylentButDeadly

    CylentButDeadly Well-Known Member

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    Hate the Sox, love Ozzie.
     
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  4. BCPanther

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    1000% agree. I kind of wish the Cubs would go after him instead of handing the job to Ryno at the end of the year...
     
  5. HiltonMagic

    HiltonMagic Well-Known Member

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    Is that what he really said? Damn, I couldn't understand a word besides the bleeps.
     
  6. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Hawk was basically saying the exact same thing at the time... Not alot of players like the Cowboy...
     
  7. burn587

    burn587 Well-Known Member

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    They discussed this pretty extensively on sportscenter, and West made the wrong call both times. You have to come to a complete stop if you go to the plate with the pitch, you don't need to stop if you're throwing over to first. Buerhle's had one the game's best pickoff moves for years and never had this issue so I've got to the think West has something up his ***.
     
  8. wonkadog

    wonkadog Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen the video but I'm guessing that West did not call the balk because he didn't stop before throwing to first...he probably justified it by saying he was misleading the runner.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I thought that it looked like his torso was making a move towards home while the arm threw to 1st. I can see how it could be interpreted as deceiving the runner. Not clear-cut either way in my opinion.
     
  10. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    Joe West is a ****.
     
  11. ItsCyence

    ItsCyence Well-Known Member

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    Is Joe Wezt the same umpire that got ****** that Yankee-Red Sox gales take forever? He has THE smallest strike zone ever.
     

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