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“Who’s he throwing out?” “You’ve got to be kidding.”

August 9, 2009

Video of the Victorino ejection. I don’t blame him for being furious. He very well might get suspended for this, while Rapuano will get, at most, a Stern Talking To.

UPDATED: Baseball Digest Daily Blog » Blog Archive » Ed Rapuano: Johnny “Drama”?

Hamrahi on Rapuano. Apparently, the Awful Umpiring also included legitimately terrible ball-strike calls, though I can’t tell if they were consistently terrible. He called a lot of outside strikes. I kind of like a large zone — I did say that Harry Wendelstedt was a great umpire, after all — but my rule is that if a batter can’t reach a ball with his arms fully extended, the umpire’s strike zone has gone too far.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. oldtimer? permalink
    August 10, 2009 12:50 pm

    I just watched the video of the event.
    Insane, how do you throw out a CF from behind home plate.
    He could have waited till the inning was over and then spoke with Jerry Manuel and warm him about the players actions, but that was absurd.

    Great new site Mac.

  2. August 10, 2009 3:34 pm

    That. Is. Awesome. Think he might’ve been feeling a bit touchy about how poorly he was doing?

    Great site!

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