Thursday, September 10, 2009

Great Call by the Ump

We complain when they get it wrong, so we should give props on great calls like this. With two outs, Ian Desmond took a heads-up, worthwhile risk. But we can see here that he was clearly out.

One other thing--this is exciting, aggressive but clean baseball. Some guys might have blind-sided the defenseless pitcher covering home plate, likely resulting in an injury for Joe Blanton and perhaps Desmond, but the hook slide gave Desmond a better chance to score and was a safer, cleaner way to play.


Sec 204 Row H Seat 7 said...

MASN "X-MO" is closer up and shows a space between the glove and Desmond in the same time frame as picture. Desmond's hand touches base before tag. However, since no one can "see" in X-MO can't fault Umps 50-50 call. Ah, did the game change your mind as expressed in you previous post?

Sick of moron statheads said...

Ah, Steven you're such a brillant baseball mind, aren't you? MASN X-MO did reveal that Desmond was safe, but it's true the umps don't have X-MO.

Since you were clearly wrong about Desmond being out ... why the heck does any one listen to you about any thing else?

Here's a question smart guy, when was the last time you MANAGED a MLB baseball team or played baseball yourself?

You're just one of those moron statheads with a blog ... which as we all know is just like the following old and true saying ...
Opinions (insert the word "blogs") are just like a-holes everyone has 'em.

You're a moron, Steven, plain and simple and I'll bet you never played a team sport in your life.

Will said...

That's sarcasm, right?

Or is that just Jim Bowden trolling around?

Souldrummer said...

I don't think you're a moron stathead, and I value the insight a passion that you bring to this blog.

I am, however, interested to see your thoughts on whether Mike Morse has any potential value to the team beyond his cup of coffee. He's been a solid pinch hitter so far. Did Rizzo exceed your expectations with the trade?

Padilla, on the other hand, appears to have drowned and I guess he would be Ryan Langerhans if Langerhans was still in our system. So maybe it's a still a wash.

Steven said...

Morse has been ok in a very small sample size, but I think neither Langerhans nor Morse had much value to the team long-term. My criticism with that deal was that I thought that for most of this year Langerhans was a better fit on this roster for the 25th man than Morse. After roster expansion, with Maxwell here, it really no longer matters. And the gripe was never really a very serious complaint.