Re: Biased Officiating Again Rears Its' Ugly Head
posted at 6/21/2010 12:43 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Biased Officiating Again Rears Its' Ugly Head
Cheating referees are in all sports. I like to say my earliest experience with cheating officials came when I was playing little league baseball as thats the earliest memory I have that people just can't stand to see the better team win,in my case I had just stole home, but the HP umpire ruled I was out some 30 seconds after I had touched home plate. Turns out his son was the opposing teams pitcher !! In my case god was swift in his retribution for me,as his son reached first via a walk and I was catching the kid knew he could steal a base because the umps were in the other teams pockets,he broke for second and unfortunately for him I had a cannon for an arm as he slid in head first arms extended my throw arrived right on time, and the force of my throw and the tag by the SS resulted in a broken arm for the Home plate umpires kid....SHWYHF!!!!
Posted by sportsbozo1
Bozo, I'm exposing you for a fraud. I'm a certifed Little League umpire, with 20+ years service, and have worked the West Region in San Bernadino, CA. Sorry, but head first sliding is and has been forbidden in LL since I started out loo those many years ago.
Which leads me to question that "cannon for an arm" claim...... Then there's the "gpd was swift in retribution" claim. Sorry, pal, but anyone advocating for any benefit obtained via any injury to any kid playing any game is, well, a LOSER! So, I'm going to make another assumption on your "out at the plate" whine. I'll bet you were too slow to safely make it, and the HP umpire had to make sure the catcher held on to the ball, through all the dust billowing up on the play.
Umpires, and sport referees call what they see. It's why they're there in teh first place. Try playing any game without one. Joyce explained why he made the call during the immediate confrontation with Leyland and after when he had an opportunity to review it. We've heard other Refs speakong out after blowing a call, many in contradiction with "league" rules. The thing that saddens me about teh spccer ref's 'call" is that he doesn't have to explain what he saw opr why he disallowed the goal to anyone. As Americans we find that unacceptable to OUR standards, and are demanding reversal, as if there's a huge "DO OVER" button that a game ref can push. it's a FIFA rule, and if we expect the USA to pl;ay under FIFA rules, then they have to deal with this stuff. ANytime any USA teams plays under international rules (ie: the '72 team scruing in Munich) things should be expected.
Do I like calls going against my teams? Of course not, and, like LL parents, will blame someone else for the team's failure (Hello, umpires!) Would we be talking about Joyce's famous call if that play happened, say, in the 2nd inning? We probably would, but without all the rancor and demands for replay usage. We'll set the replay usage rule this way: Replay can be used at any time in a game that the manager, player, or fans demand it to be used, with no restrictions on the number of times it can be used during any game. Would that make us all happier? No, because we only wan to reflect on that late game call that "costs" us victory. Like Hollywood, we want a storybook ending every time out.
Bozo, stick to Hollywood screen writing. You seem to be a good fit.