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5.12.2017

Who Ya Got?: Cheating Runner vs. Oblivious Umpire

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Cheating Runner vs. Oblivious Umpire.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

It is not the umpire's job to call this guy out because no attempt was made by the team in the field to tag him out. Even if the 3b umpire knew beyond a shadow of a doubt the runner missed 3b, it is not his job to inform the team in the field.

The responsibility is on the team in the field to appeal the play. If they do not appeal the play, the run stands.

If the play is appealed, then the umpire has the opportunity to call the runner out and the run will come off the board, or he can call the runner safe meaning in the umpire's opinion, the player did touch 3b.

Do I need to go thru the appeal rules with you? Baseball appeal rules, not law appeal rules.

Bear said...

No third base ump to make the call?

Anonymous said...

Ban cheating runners

Anonymous said...

Assuming this is a HS game.....

Where did we go wrong?
When did we start celebrating blatant intentional cheating?

I get it...its baseball. So its part of the game to steal signs, add a little spit to the ball etc.

But this goes beyond that.

This is what happens when a coach, players and parents put winning above all else.

Particularly, integrity.

"Its all about the kids"...my ass, its about losing our moral compass.

Anonymous said...

Odds are Coach is either Art Briles or some o his kinfolk!

Anonymous said...

The runner is a liberal weenie snowflake.

Anonymous said...

That's cold hearted.....but f'ng hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Did the camera man call that a suicide squeeze? That isn't a suicide squeeze.

Doc Logic said...

Sorry I missed this when posted because this will not be read.....

But this is a play that is known in the umpire ranks to be a blind spot in a a 2 man crew. And teams can do this with no umpire eyes on it.

This only works with a 2 man crew.... there is no 3rd base ump. The field ump is watching the play at 1st base....that's his job. The home plate umpire's primary responsibility is to watch the play at home. There is no eye to realistically watch the runner on 2nd touch 3rd. A super umpire might catch it, but even then, the action is taking place else where and can't be expected to be seen.

It's a known blind spot and it's cheating and teams / coaches that know this can take advantage of it.

Double fake real high school umpire

Doc Logic said...

and yes it is a suicide squeeze with runners on 2nd and 3rd.