Re: Umpire's bad call
posted at 10/24/2013 8:27 AM EDT
In response to kimsaysthis' comment:
You couldn't get a better view if you were making the play yourself. The ball NEVER went into his glove, so he had to see the ball the whole time -- never disappearing.
question is what did it sound like
his eyes were most likely focussed on the bag
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
This is not like 1B, where the ball makes a popping sound. This is a flip, probably maiking no sound at all.
And if the ump isn't looking at the glove, how could he assume that the SS was in the process of transferring the ball? How can you call a transfer call if you are looking at his hands? And if that is the case, wouldn't that be the case every time a catcher drops the ball? Wouldn't the ump automatically assume he was transferring?
not sure if a flip is loud enough to hear
but my points stands
DeMuth admitted he got it wrong.
"I stayed with the foot too long. That's how I ended up getting in trouble," he said. "And when I was coming up, all I could see was a hand coming out and the ball on the ground. All right? So I was assuming."
so does N C slashes point
he "assumed". and we all know what that does....
but if he didn't see it he had to assume