Baseball Umpire Makes Bad Call To End Game

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves were 19 innings into a game until the ump made an obviously bad call to go home.
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Male 1,451
Meh, I`d say he didn`t tag him based on the shot from behind the catcher.
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Male 119
Tag missed. The catcher got sloppy and didn`t connect. His fault they lost.
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Male 1,744
i think the ump was just bored; and besides, it`s not like game 74 of 256 is really that important anyway.
"oh no guys we just lost. we only have 78 more losses until we`re out of playoff contention"
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Male 25,416
Due to copyright laws, heres a gif with the play in question
However the video can be found here if you really want to
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Male 759
You gotta tag harder than that buddy. I think it was an incorrect call... but not a bad one. When the play is that important you gotta make the tag strong.
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Male 662
@irwinmcmath its clear. Look at 1:08 and you see him tag him. He steps on the plate at 1:09.
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Male 1,216
What? I don`t understand anything at all. What did he do wrong? What who, I don`t...
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Male 6,737
tbf baseball is incredibly dull, I think I`d want to go home too.
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Male 14
If you look at the play over and over, you will see that the tag is disputable...he doesn`t get his arm. It looks like he doesn`t even get his leg...I agree with the comment that says the catcher should have made a cleaner more obvious tag.
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Male 11,740
Yeah, the ump was just tired and ready to go home. He didn`t care if it was the right call. He didn`t want to stick around any longer. I hope the ump gets into some kind of trouble over this. There`s no excuse for it, it wasn`t even close.
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Male 159
what a riot!!!!
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Male 7,585
looks like he was just ready to go home.
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Male 495
Oh my god, I can`t even watch this again.
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Male 527
I`m a Braves fan, and I love seeing them win, but that was an out.
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Male 1,625
@xCYBERDYNEx:

they have instant replay in baseball, and it doesn`t fix anything; again, Pujols homer last night (link), reviewed and clearly a double, ruled a home-run

yes, it changed the outcome of the game, game ended 3-1 with this 2 run shot being the difference

as far as the out, how is it any different than a infield pop-up? the catcher had the ball seconds before the runner approached him, seems the same idea, automatic out.

then again, I do agree with whoever said it, maybe it wasn`t here, its the catchers fault for not blocking the plate correctly and putting on a solid tag, then again it had been 19 innings; lets just hope the season doesn`t come down to a game difference
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Male 93
That guy should be fired. That was like little league type BS. It`s the majors you`ve got to play til the end of the game.
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Male 955
that`s on par with that gallaraga call.
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Male 25
You watch 19 straight innings of baseball and tell me you want it to keep going.
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Male 1,540
"Baseball. How it classifies as a sport is beyond me."

Not that I don`t find baseball boring but that`s just a stupid thing to say.
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Male 4,902
The League and the Umpire admit that he blew the call, here`s an update.
UPDATE
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Male 4,902
Agree with AJ, every major sport needs instant replay. Whats the harm in getting it right?
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Male 4,902
That`s bullsh*t, plain and simple.
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Male 612
its a game that means absolutely nothing. it may not have been the correct call, but it was the right call.
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Female 108
For it to have gone 19 innings and ended that way is just a disappointment, yeah I`m glad the Braves won but not like that.
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Male 1,625
did he touch the leg is the question? he clearly didn`t touch the arm and it looked like he pulled back too quickly to tag

I don`t know if its a full out `blown call` as people are saying more than just a bad angle

now the astros-cardinals blown homer call was reviewed and despite clearly hitting the padding, ruled a home-run; THAT was a blown call
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Male 599
Well you can armchair in slo-mo, but it was fast. Because the tag does look light, and a fast swipe on the leg. It can be obviously missed. If the catcher had done his job, and put a solid tag tag to begin with then he would probably be out. I say blame the catcher for doing a pussy swipe tag, and not blocking the plate better. I know. I played catcher in college. He`s a pro and should have done better. Cause this blow call can happen all the time and does. Make the sure out. No argument end of discussion.
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Male 10,339
I know it`s probably been said to death, but the Pirates got robbed worse than any other team in sports history last night. That umpire should be fined and fired. The Braves should also be forced to forfeit that win. If the Braves had ANY sort of sportsmanship, they would have demanded the game continue, rather than rushing the field. It was a regular season game, and they celebrated a false win like they won the pennant.
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Male 221
Baseball. How it classifies as a sport is beyond me.
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Male 83
I am glad the Braves won, but I am not glad it ended that way. Horrible way to end it.
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Male 8
I agree, baseball needs an official instant replay to verify calls like this.
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Male 1,832
Blah blah blah baseball. I`m ready for some FOOTBALL
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Male 749
Bad call in terms of fairness to the game, but it was a great call to ease the suffering of all the fans who were, (ahem), in a mental trance caused by extended viewing of the worlds most boring spectator sport.
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Male 3,842
Any follow up? Did the umpire get fined, demoted to the minors, or lose postseason eligibility? That is the sort of thing that should get an umpire demoted.
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Male 688
Deserves to be fired.
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Male 2,593
That was horrible
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Male 252
This is why you should always clarify doggy calls with camera replays. Then this BS won`t happen.
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Male 881
I agree with auburnjunky.
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Male 7,933
I really don`t care whether the catcher tagged or not, if the throw beats the runner, you HAVE to call it an out
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Male 12
he wanted to go home soooooo bad
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Male 10,339
Soccer, and Baseball need Instant replay.
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Male 358
I don`t care about baseball, but this video made me not care about it even more.
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Male 2,552
...wow... That was pretty blatant. That umpire should be released from duty.
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Male 3,430
That was a horrid call. And I`m not even a sports fan.
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Male 17,512
Worst call at the plate I`ve ever seen.
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Male 50
yep, horrible call.

i`m all for video replay in baseball...hell, the games are ALREADY nearly 3 hours each, what`s another 10 minutes?
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Male 104
One of the worst call`s in Pirates history. Total bull, still livid after I stayed up half the night watching that game.
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Male 1,678
This is why draws exist in other sports.
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Male 868
what an a-hole. Someone should have taken a bat to him...
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Male 19,868
Link: Baseball Umpire Makes Bad Call To End Game [Rate Link] - Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves were 19 innings into a game until the ump made an obviously bad call to go home.
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