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    Umps in the news

    First, first time I ever remember hearing, an ump has gone on the "DL". Umpire Tim McClelland is out for the season with back problems.

    Also, in the NBA, Dick Cavetta just passed Cal Ripken's streak with his 2,633 consecutive game referreed. He's never missed an assignment and is still reffing at age 74.

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    Jim Joyce should have been fired.


    Laz Diaz should have been suspended.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Jim Joyce should have been fired.


    Laz Diaz should have been suspended.
    Because he blew a call that he later said he was wrong for making?

    If a player on his team booted the last out, are you calling for his job too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashburn Alley View Post
    Because he blew a call that he later said he was wrong for making?

    If a player on his team booted the last out, are you calling for his job too?

    Does it make it right that he later admitted he was wrong? Does it give the kid his perfect game back? Does it put it in the record books? His job is to make the RIGHT call 100% of the time. His job is to stand there and watch and be correct 100% of the time for the integrity of the game of baseball.

    Players play. Errors happen. They're not paid to be perfect. They're paid to be the best player that they can be.

    Umpires don't make it to the Major Leagues by being subpar. They make it because they are the best of the best.


    And when they show that they are clearly NOT capable of making easy calls, as this one was, then they should lose their job.


    Go back to being on the cover of Cap'N'Crunch boxes Joyce. You're a bum.





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    Wow. I know you like to stir the pot but just wow. To say that the umpire needs to be perfect 100% of the time but players who get paid millions to do what they do are allowed to make a mistake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashburn Alley View Post
    Wow. I know you like to stir the pot but just wow. To say that the umpire needs to be perfect 100% of the time but players who get paid millions to do what they do are allowed to make a mistake?

    I'm not saying they ARE perfect 100% of the time, but they are PAID TO BE. On the Major League level, there is no room for error with umpires. Sadly, it's come to the point where they have implemented replay because people like Jim Joyce are inept at their job.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Does it make it right that he later admitted he was wrong? Does it give the kid his perfect game back? Does it put it in the record books? His job is to make the RIGHT call 100% of the time. His job is to stand there and watch and be correct 100% of the time for the integrity of the game of baseball.

    Players play. Errors happen. They're not paid to be perfect. They're paid to be the best player that they can be.

    Umpires don't make it to the Major Leagues by being subpar. They make it because they are the best of the best.


    And when they show that they are clearly NOT capable of making easy calls, as this one was, then they should lose their job.


    Go back to being on the cover of Cap'N'Crunch boxes Joyce. You're a bum.
    I don't think Armando Gallaraga cares about this as much as you do

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    It's 2014. Use the technology if it's available. I assume you want them to get rid of NFL replay too.
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    It's pathetic because officials are constantly protected by the league they work for. I liken it to how wrestling was shrouded in secrecy up until the late 80's / very early 90's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    I don't think Armando Gallaraga cares about this as much as you do

    Publicly, I am sure he will give the PC response.

    Privately, I am positive he would much prefer to have the perfect game on his official record than people thinking he is a good guy for handling it well.


    What MLB player wouldn't???





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashburn Alley View Post
    It's 2014. Use the technology if it's available. I assume you want them to get rid of NFL replay too.

    I don't want to get rid of MLB officials.

    Just Jim Joyce.

    And Laz Diaz.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Publicly, I am sure he will give the PC response.

    Privately, I am positive he would much prefer to have the perfect game on his official record than people thinking he is a good guy for handling it well.


    What MLB player wouldn't???
    yeah, whats more fulfilling, showing your grandkids your name in a record book, or showing them how to be a good person while also espousing your place in baseball history?
    and no matter how he feels, he has already forgiven and forgotten, why is it so hard for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    yeah, whats more fulfilling, showing your grandkids your name in a record book, or showing them how to be a good person while also espousing your place in baseball history?
    and no matter how he feels, he has already forgiven and forgotten, why is it so hard for you?

    I don't like Jim Joyce's mustache.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    I don't like Jim Joyce's mustache.
    at least you are honest

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