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I'm convinced these corner umps haven't a clue if a batter checks or not. More than half the time they go by the crowd noise or the reaction of the catcher.

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1 minute ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

BS that was not strike 3. 

Regardless, Manny is not right.  I don't want to hear stats about exit velocity, etc.  He is not hitting like he did in 2015 and 2016. 

Why is he playing hero ball? In the Pre game, Coolbaugh talked about how he was happy Manny last night didn't try to do too much. Tonight when we just need a single he is swinging out of his shoes. Missed two complete cookie cutters. 

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Just now, MDK02 said:

I'm convinced these corner umps haven't a clue if a batter checks or not. More than half the time they go by the crowd noise or the reaction of the catcher.

Unfortunately there is no rule defining a check. It is a pure judgment call so there is nothing to appeal or even say that he is wrong. 

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To end a game like that - 3 hours, and the ump prevents the game from being played out.  It's just unacceptable.  

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Just now, Rojo13 said:

Why is he playing hero ball? In the Pre game, Coolbaugh talked about how he was happy Manny last night didn't try to do too much. Tonight when we just need a single he is swinging out of his shoes. Missed two complete cookie cutters. 

Yep. Bad call, but he had pitches to hit and missed them. 

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4 minutes ago, Moshagge3 said:

 

I guess .224 hitters don't get the benefit of the doubt.

 

o

 

The benefit of what  doubt ???

There was no doubt on that call.

It wasn't borderline, there was no doubt involved, it was just a horrible call.

 

o

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Just now, MDK02 said:

I'm convinced these corner umps haven't a clue if a batter checks or not. More than half the time they go by the crowd noise or the reaction of the catcher.

I disagree. I think the replays show they do a pretty good calling them without benefit of a replay or slomo, and some of those calls are tough, given the absence of a clear standard.

But the game-ender tonight was an easy call that he got dead wrong. Terrible way to end a game.

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14 minutes ago, HokieOs said:

The call looked correct to me. The bat quickly recoiled, but it did break the plate.

No offense, but your wrong 

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1 minute ago, Rojo13 said:

Why is he playing hero ball? In the Pre game, Coolbaugh talked about how he was happy Manny last night didn't try to do too much. Tonight when we just need a single he is swinging out of his shoes. Missed two complete cookie cutters. 

This is why Eddie Murray is one of my favorite players ever.  He didn't swing from his heels in every clutch situation.  If a single or sac fly scored the tying or winning run, that is what Eddie tried to do and not attempt to hit an 800 foot home run. 

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Just now, Dark Helmet said:

No offense, but your wrong 

None taken, but if you freeze frame, the bat clearly crossed the plane of the plate. It's about one or two frames and the bat quickly recoils, but it is indeed the correct call.

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