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Date: 06/11/08 09:01 PM

52 Responses to High School Pitcher Hits Ump in Face With Pitch

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1266 posts
    June 11, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    Link: High School Pitcher Hits Ump in Face With Pitch - It`s your call I-A-Bers, did this high school pitcher and catcher plan this out? I`m going with ``yes.``
  2. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    No way total accident.
  3. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    im going with "idunno."
  4. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    Hey I got first, you know I dont pay attention to it.
  5. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    I`d duck too if that was coming near me. o-o

    I duck a lot though...

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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    ive always wanted to be an umpire but not anymore
  7. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    man

    the catcher is the worst actor...

    but if the pitcher could hit his spots like this...

    hes got a future.... its all about control. and location in the MLB

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    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    LOL...that umpire just got OWNED!
  9. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    he wears a helmet why would he duck. it`s his job to protect the ump. why not just catch it?
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    tommy419 Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    reminds me when i got hit in the face with a speeding football

    oh good black eye times....
    and tha was finny that umpire must be POed

  11. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:17 pm
    Looked pretty staged, but you just never know.
  12. Profile photo of Mitchster
    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    Nah, the catcher thought the ball was gunna go through his legs, so he did what he was supposed to do, and he blocked the opening between his legs.
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    NunuChan Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:29 pm
    Probably the ball was supposed to break and sink but it didn`t the catcher was getting ready to get it and ??? or he just fell, anyway the umpire was asking for it he put his head in the strike zone asking to be hit lol XD
  14. Profile photo of TacoChel
    TacoChel Female 18-29
    343 posts
    June 11, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    Ouchie :/

    I`d duck too, Opie. Pain doesn`t sound fun to me.

  15. Profile photo of DragonWinter
    DragonWinter Female 13-17
    118 posts
    June 11, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    The Lady was pretty.

    Im not a sportsfan... >_>

  16. Profile photo of theguy1013
    theguy1013 Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    that was definately done on purpose and the ump probably deserved it.
  17. Profile photo of thppanthers1
    thppanthers1 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Im a pitcher and i can tell you it does happen every now and then when umps consistently blow calls so it probally was intentional
  18. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    He could argue that it was a reflex to duck when a ball is heading straight for your face, even if you are wearing a mask.
  19. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    Well, having almost no depth perception, I duck at everything.
  20. Profile photo of globpharm
    globpharm Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    I was thinking that catchers and pitchers should do that instead of yelling at the umpire. I didn`t know if anyone tried that before. great idea if it was done on purpose.
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 10:07 pm
    ill flip a coin then argue for whatever the coin decides with everything i have...

    lol i typed flip a mean person by accident. laughing made me completely forget the reset of my other comment

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    elway Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    he was just thinking of this...
    dont blame him
  23. Profile photo of Eddy23
    Eddy23 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    I think it was on a purpose, the catcher was way too off to be considered real.
  24. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    This wasn`t premeditated AT ALL, guaranteed. The catcher simply got crossed-up and expected a breaking ball. This happens alllll the time. What a non-story.
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    dss6290 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    dont officials have anything better to investigate
  26. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2008 at 12:09 am
    Meh, the world needs better news
  27. Profile photo of littleronin
    littleronin Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2008 at 1:13 am
    From what I understand. The school was fined $1000, the catcher involved lost his chance to play college ball, and both players could face battery charges. All due to one pitch.
  28. Profile photo of michaelcsr
    michaelcsr Male 40-49
    559 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 2:21 am
    I dunno. I just didn`t see anything to make me think that was anything more than a wild pitch. On the other hand, that clip that was posted with the girl beating the poo out of the tied up guy`s balls, THAT was the most tramatic thing I have ever seen.
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    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 3:16 am
    You know, it`s pretty sad when THIS is what`s on the news.
  30. Profile photo of SwissNipsUK
    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2008 at 5:13 am
    Oooh controversial , deffo intentional though !
  31. Profile photo of VictorMunch
    VictorMunch Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2008 at 5:18 am
    nice one!
  32. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 5:45 am
    yeah. the catcher just got thrown of by the breaking ball. the pitcher couldnt be that accurate. i hate media. if the umpire wasnt injured then shut the helll up. actually. just shut the hell up anyways
  33. Profile photo of DovenDyr
    DovenDyr Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2008 at 6:23 am
    I`ll call this one planned :P
  34. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2008 at 6:26 am
    Looks like a job for the FBI.
  35. Profile photo of bombsquad505
    bombsquad505 Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2008 at 6:47 am
    Actually looks fairly legit to me, based on the motions that the catcher made with his glove. THIS is why umps wear their own face masks. Oh, and it is NOT the catcher`s job to protect the ump...it`s their job to catch the pitch, or any balls that have been fowled, or thrown to home base. What an inane comment.
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    hampoofegg Male 18-29
    337 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 6:52 am
    Call in the FBI their`s a government conspiracy linked to the game because that ball could`ve bounced off his head, killed 20 people in the stands and traveled on to kill the President and the candidates running. Sorry for this stupid story, over 24 hours no sleep...
  37. Profile photo of Fockinator
    Fockinator Male 18-29
    52 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 7:02 am
    I don`t see how you can think of this as unintentional. This pitcher must throw a mad breaking ball for the catcher to respond like this. It`s true that in MLB catchers get crossed up... But there`s a difference between the speed and movement from pitchers in the majors and ones in high school.

    Very unsportsmanlike and neither deserve to play in any higher league of baseball.

  38. Profile photo of Dailir
    Dailir Male 18-29
    7 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 7:15 am
    Definitely intentional. Any catcher that is going to catch a "breaking ball" would not have his glove turned with the pocket facing down. I`ve pitched for the last 5 years and always wanted to do this though. I do think the guys should be able to play higher levels of ball, but they should be reprimanded.
  39. Profile photo of jakes230
    jakes230 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 7:58 am
    ^^^ what kind of high school kid throws such a wicked breaking ball that the catcher reacts before the ball leaves the pitchers hand almost. They were obviously trying to hit the umpire. Even if he was trying to throw a breaking ball, its not that hard to react to a mis-thrown ball like that expecially on the high school level
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    jakes230 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 8:01 am
    plus ive seen people in high school football games get back at officials that make bad calls by running them down given the opportunity... it happens, he didnt get hurt so why punish the kids. There is no way to prove intent.
  41. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    June 12, 2008 at 8:15 am
    It was obviously intentional... I wonder if the coach put them up to it?
  42. Profile photo of zucedamoose
    zucedamoose Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2008 at 8:42 am
    that kid would be a starter MLB pitcher if he could do that firset try
  43. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2008 at 9:51 am
    Jakes, the thing is, the pitcher wasn`t trying to throw a breaking ball, but the catcher thought one was coming.

    Dailir, I understand what you`re saying about the glove- that the back of his hand should be in the dirt and the pocket should be up to block the ball. However, he probably just panicked and isn`t too fundamentally sound.

    Honestly, the umpire didn`t even react... I don`t see why any attention is being paid to this whatsoever.

  44. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 11:08 am
    I agree with AKappy. If you notice, there was a guy on second base. Pitchers and catchers tend to change up signals with men on second. Catcher called breaking pitch down, pitcher threw fastball up. It happens all the time. Besides, that`s why Umps wear masks too.
  45. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 3:18 pm
    WELL I USED TO THROW THE BAT...I ACTUALLY HIT THE UMPIRE WITH THE BAT ON HIS MASK. TOTALLY UNINTENTIONAL OF COURSE...
  46. Profile photo of TheBeast
    TheBeast Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    Premeditated. Who dodges a ball ten feet in frond of them?
  47. Profile photo of turkeyman
    turkeyman Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    that`s what happens when you make to many bad calls.
  48. Profile photo of iamthehair
    iamthehair Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    if the catcher hadn`t ducked the ball wouldn`t have hit him im going to say accident
  49. Profile photo of adilicious
    adilicious Female 13-17
    377 posts
    June 12, 2008 at 8:38 pm
    Who cares? Why would something this stupid and unimportant be on the news?

    How sad.

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    muffliato Male 18-29
    65 posts
    June 13, 2008 at 6:47 am
    it was just a miscommunication. The catcher thought it would be in the dirt and he went down to his knees so early because of the man on second, he didn`t want it to get away from him. and it seemed like he pulled the glove away last minute to hit the ump, but he was just doing it so that he could have a continuous momentum for his throw to 3rd base, he would need it if he was going to throw from his knees
  51. Profile photo of McGizzles
    McGizzles Male 13-17
    7 posts
    June 13, 2008 at 7:42 am
    It was intentional. I`m a catcher and I know what they did. The catcher calls for a high fastball and then drops down like it`s going to be a curve in the dirt. Then people think it`s an accident and the pitcher gets a free shot at the ump. I actually had a coach tell me to do that once if the ump made another bad call.
  52. Profile photo of Lovelivelife
    Lovelivelife Female 13-17
    41 posts
    June 13, 2008 at 8:32 am
    Muahahaha about time the pitcher got owned. probabaly the same one that does my softball games.

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