Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

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    Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

    This is not sour grapes for losing the game today but another in the series of continued issues I have with officials in all sports. I believe that we now have the technology to eliminate many of the things that umpires and referees do in sports. For example calling balls and strikes is primed for being replaced by a computer generated ball and strike calling system. In addition most plays at bases could also be replaced with cameras and software. In my opinion officials mistakes are not part of the game. Officials are supposed to enforce the rules as perfectly as possible. I am not looking for a challenge system like in football. Rather I am suggesting that the crew chief or head referee for all games should now be in the booth and make immediate calls and reversals if necessary. I think this would work very well for controlled actions sports such as football and baseball but probably would not work for flow sports like basketball and hockey. Your thoughts?
     
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    [QUOTE]This is not sour grapes for losing the game today but another in the series of continued issues I have with officials in all sports. I believe that we now have the technology to eliminate many of the things that umpires and referees do in sports. For example calling balls and strikes is primed for being replaced by a computer generated ball and strike calling system. In addition most plays at bases could also be replaced with cameras and software. In my opinion officials mistakes are not part of the game. Officials are supposed to enforce the rules as perfectly as possible. I am not looking for a challenge system like in football. Rather I am suggesting that the crew chief or head referee for all games should now be in the booth and make immediate calls and reversals if necessary. I think this would work very well for controlled actions sports such as football and baseball but probably would not work for flow sports like basketball and hockey. Your thoughts?
    Posted by mlgvt48[/QUOTE]
    The game was originally created to include human judgement which would also entertain the fact that humans err. Let's leave it alone before robotics are planted behind the dish. And these calls go both ways. You don't like it because it didn't go YOUR way today. And it IS sour grapes.
     
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    Re: Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

    Kill the ump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go! : The game was originally created to include human judgement which would also entertain the fact that humans err. Let's leave it alone before robotics are planted behind the dish. And these calls go both ways. You don't like it because it didn't go YOUR way today. And it IS sour grapes.
    Posted by GEAUX-TIGRES[/QUOTE]

    Exactly!!

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go! : The game was originally created to include human judgement which would also entertain the fact that humans err. Let's leave it alone before robotics are planted behind the dish. And these calls go both ways. You don't like it because it didn't go YOUR way today. And it IS sour grapes.
    Posted by GEAUX-TIGRES[/QUOTE]

    I agree lets leave it alone. Umps have bad days. Some times it goes your way and some times it does not. Having said this (and this is not sour grapes) that was a terrible job of strike calling on Ross. Three of the five pitches were not close. But like I said it goes both ways on different days!
     
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    I'm all for keeping in the human err part of the game, but as a Rays fan, I will say, that today's call was a gift. 
     
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    Maybe the umps wanted to go home.
     
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    [QUOTE]Maybe the umps wanted to go home.
    Posted by BenitoMyHero[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]I'm all for keeping in the human err part of the game, but as a Rays fan, I will say, that today's call was a gift. 
    Posted by vcec[/QUOTE]

    Agreed, no robots.  Nice to hear Rays fan tell it like it is.  The second pitch
    was close to being a strike, the other four, not so much.

    Congrats on your win.

    Hopefully we get one back this season.
     
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    Oh, it was crappy umpiring. But it's not why the Sox lost. Frankly, Ross should have never taken that third strike. It was apparent after the first two were called strikes that the ump had an early dinner date, so Ross should have guarded the plate better.
     
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    [QUOTE]Oh, it was crappy umpiring. But it's not why the Sox lost. Frankly, Ross should have never taken that third strike. It was apparent after the first two were called strikes that the ump had an early dinner date, so Ross should have guarded the plate better.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    Agreed, not why they lost.  Still awful thou.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go! : The game was originally created to include human judgement which would also entertain the fact that humans err. Let's leave it alone before robotics are planted behind the dish. And these calls go both ways. You don't like it because it didn't go YOUR way today. And it IS sour grapes.
    Posted by GEAUX-TIGRES[/QUOTE]

    No...The game was created well before the word technology even existed.  The fact it doesn't evolve is simply moronic.
     
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    In Response to Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!:
    [QUOTE]This is not sour grapes for losing the game today but another in the series of continued issues I have with officials in all sports. I believe that we now have the technology to eliminate many of the things that umpires and referees do in sports. For example calling balls and strikes is primed for being replaced by a computer generated ball and strike calling system. In addition most plays at bases could also be replaced with cameras and software. In my opinion officials mistakes are not part of the game. Officials are supposed to enforce the rules as perfectly as possible. I am not looking for a challenge system like in football. Rather I am suggesting that the crew chief or head referee for all games should now be in the booth and make immediate calls and reversals if necessary. I think this would work very well for controlled actions sports such as football and baseball but probably would not work for flow sports like basketball and hockey. Your thoughts?
    Posted by mlgvt48[/QUOTE]

    That would be fine if you want a 10 hour game.
     
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    [QUOTE]The Home plate umpire had a bad case of the runs from an uncooked lobster tomale the night before. He hardly made it to the bathroom after calling those balls as strikes.
    Posted by Calzone65[/QUOTE]

    pike-ean
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go! : The game was originally created to include human judgement which would also entertain the fact that humans err. Let's leave it alone before robotics are planted behind the dish. And these calls go both ways. You don't like it because it didn't go YOUR way today. And it IS sour grapes.
    Posted by GEAUX-TIGRES[/QUOTE]

    that is just plain wrong!!! 

    referees became part of the game because people did not have a choice. referees are there because it was better than settling contested calls by going into endless arguments or fights. 

    the only errors that should be part of the game are those of players. anyone else's should be taken out of the game.

     
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    Re: Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

    Seriously, the ump was almost running off the field.

    Didnt like Ortiz swinging at first pitch in his last ab. Was he in a rush too?
     
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    Re: Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

    Bad calls all day, but that's the Game.  Ross got screwed more than once.
     
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    Re: Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

    At least the UMP was consistent that at bat.   Had Ross been a lefty hitter however he would have been hit 3 or 4 times in that at bat, given how far off the plate those pitches were.  I thought we were looking at the reincarnation of Tom Glavine or Maddux and the good ole Braves and their notoriously wide strike zones.
     
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    Re: Ross Strikes Out on 5 Balls; Umpires gotta go!

    I just finished watching the game on delay. I'm not usually one to complain about umps, but that was disgusting. A couple of the balls called against Bard were more like strikes than those to Ross. Oh well, we'll get some calls in other games. It all about evens out over 162 games. This is one reason they play so many games.
     

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