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Old July 29 2013, 12:48 AM   #451
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But nothing was as horrible as those Los Mets uniforms. I turned the game off, couldn't watch the Mets play in those uniforms.
I loved the orange jerseys, but I think the "Los" thing is just plain stupid. It's a cop out. Figure out what the word for metropolitan or city is in whatever language you're pandering to, and put that on the jersey. Also, why only cater to the Latinos? It's not like there aren't any other ethnicities that flocked to NYC.
In Spanish, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim translates to "The The Angels Angels of Anaheim."

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Honestly, when is baseball going to start holding umpires accountable for this garbage? These guys will do almost anything to get their names in the paper, but they won't stand in front of TV cameras or microphones after the game and answer questions. Someone needs to do something. This nonsense is way past old.
The umpires have always acted like they're above the game. I saw a runner beat the play at the plate, but because he knocked over the umpire, the ump called him out.
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Old July 29 2013, 04:11 AM   #452
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The Braves sweep the Cardinals and the pitching staff only allowed three runs the entire series. That is a good thing. The Braves needed this series. The Phillies have said they are pretty much going to become sellers now. I'm having a good weekend.
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Old July 29 2013, 08:02 AM   #453
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The Braves sweep the Cardinals and the pitching staff only allowed three runs the entire series. That is a good thing. The Braves needed this series. The Phillies have said they are pretty much going to become sellers now. I'm having a good weekend.
Because I have the MLB Package I've been watching more Pirate games lately and this week we've got a huge 5 game series between Pittsburgh and St. Louis. Thank you Atlanta for sweeping the Cards and setting up what could be pretty much a first round series. I'm actually getting more excited about this series than my team, the Giants who have sucked the bed lately.
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Old July 29 2013, 01:19 PM   #454
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Oh yeah, that is going to be a fun series. No doubt about it. I've also enjoyed the Reds/Dodgers series over the weekend. We are finally getting some games that could be potential playoff previews.
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Old July 29 2013, 03:35 PM   #455
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Honestly, when is baseball going to start holding umpires accountable for this garbage? These guys will do almost anything to get their names in the paper, but they won't stand in front of TV cameras or microphones after the game and answer questions. Someone needs to do something. This nonsense is way past old.

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Yeah, let's hold umpires accountable, give them crap, and try and make their lives miserable that they do their best to obstruct the next contract negotiations. That worked out great for the NFL recently didn't it?
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Old July 29 2013, 06:01 PM   #456
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Miguel Cabrera was ejected with the bases loaded for arguing balls and strikes. Jim Leyland came out to argue and was tossed, too. Apparently, the Tigers have had problems with Chad Fairchild, who was working behind the plate for today's game.

I watched the replay and don't understand why Cabrera was tossed- let alone that it happened in the middle of his at-bat. No, he shouldn't have been arguing balls and strikes, but it's not as though his behavior was demonstrative in any way. His mouth was moving, but that's all happened before Fairchild signaled his ejection.

Honestly, when is baseball going to start holding umpires accountable for this garbage? These guys will do almost anything to get their names in the paper, but they won't stand in front of TV cameras or microphones after the game and answer questions. Someone needs to do something. This nonsense is way past old.

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Generally speaking, umpires will give you latitude for discussion (although they are not required to by the rules), but if you say a magic word (usually "fuck" or "cocksucker") they'll run you. It looks like Cabrera said something along the lines of "fucking horrible, boss," which will most likely get you tossed even if the umpire isn't a tool like Fairchild.
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Old July 29 2013, 09:16 PM   #457
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The Phillies have said they are pretty much going to become sellers now.
Yeah. They had a bit of a run to make it look like they had a chance and then the bottom fell out. I feel bad. Cliff Lee came back to Philly because he liked the team and deserves to win a championship.
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Old July 29 2013, 11:08 PM   #458
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The Phillies have said they are pretty much going to become sellers now.
Yeah. They had a bit of a run to make it look like they had a chance and then the bottom fell out. I feel bad. Cliff Lee came back to Philly because he liked the team and deserves to win a championship.
I love Cliff Lee. Guy is an absolute gamer. He deserves better.

Have you seen Papelbon's comments? Somebody should really tell the overpaid asshole that throws ten pitches a game that unless he's willing to send back some of the money he makes on his ridiculous contract he should probably close his mouth. I'm sorry John, but only an idiot doesn't see that the Phillies were a very expensive and very old team with a short window. He knew that when signed the dotted line. He is in his second year with the team and has somehow declared himself the official spokesman for the Phillies now. Somebody needs to reel him in.
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^ Pap should also be beaten senseless the next time he does that stupid staring move when he throws a pitch. And also because he looks exactly like Constable Odo.
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Old July 29 2013, 11:27 PM   #460
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Yeah. They had a bit of a run to make it look like they had a chance and then the bottom fell out.
Rube gonna Rube.
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Old July 29 2013, 11:44 PM   #461
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The Phillies have said they are pretty much going to become sellers now.
Yeah. They had a bit of a run to make it look like they had a chance and then the bottom fell out.
Rube gonna Rube.
I saw that one coming.
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Old July 30 2013, 12:05 AM   #462
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Yeah, let's hold umpires accountable, give them crap, and try and make their lives miserable that they do their best to obstruct the next contract negotiations. That worked out great for the NFL recently didn't it?
NFL officials actually do a decent job (not great, though). MLB umpires are the absolute worst officials of any major sport. I don't anticipate much of a drop-off if those fat motherfuckers are mired in labor negotiations for any length of time.

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Old July 30 2013, 12:22 AM   #463
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Yeah, let's hold umpires accountable, give them crap, and try and make their lives miserable that they do their best to obstruct the next contract negotiations. That worked out great for the NFL recently didn't it?
NFL officials actually do a decent job (not great, though). MLB umpires are the absolute worst officials of any major sport. I don't anticipate much of a drop-off if those fat motherfuckers are mired in labor negotiations for any length of time.

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Again, what the hell should Fairchild have done differently? Remember, as I said earlier, an umpire is not obligated to discuss balls and strikes with a player. Those were pretty solid pitches that were called strikes, and Cabrera has been in the majors for a decade -- by now, he knows what will and will not provoke an umpire into running him. "Fucking horrible, boss" is flat-out disrespectful to the official, and there's no reason an umpire should tolerate a player jawing off like that.

And, really, outside of Fairchild (who's more temperamental than anything else), C.B. Bucknor and Joe West, MLB's officials are really pretty consistently solid.
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Old July 30 2013, 01:00 AM   #464
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Those were pretty solid pitches that were called strikes, and Cabrera has been in the majors for a decade -- by now, he knows what will and will not provoke an umpire into running him. "Fucking horrible, boss" is flat-out disrespectful to the official, and there's no reason an umpire should tolerate a player jawing off like that.
Are you kidding? Those pitches were awful. The first wasn't a strike. The second was borderline at best. I may not have minded the ejection had Fairchild allowed Cabrera to finish the at-bat. There was no reason to do it while the at-bat was still in progress. And honestly, is "fucking horrible, boss" really that bad? Fairchild- as you pointed out- has a temper and I'm sure has said worse. Why does he suddenly have a problem with a player using a single "F-bomb?"

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And, really, outside of Fairchild (who's more temperamental than anything else), C.B. Bucknor and Joe West, MLB's officials are really pretty consistently solid.
You're forgetting about Dan Iasogna, Mark Wegner, Eric Cooper, and Hunter Wendelstedt, all of whom have distinguished themselves for the wrong reasons in recent years. I'm sure there are others I'm not remembering at the moment.

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