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#1 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:49 AM

Plenty of games already on TV and no comments about the Umps Strike Zone/Bad Calls?

I guess all of the Umps must be doing a great job this year.

#2 rsnyder6

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

Maybe we have gotten use to the strike zones. :)

I have seen some generous ones. I think I only saw one PU whose zone seemed inconsistent. (I really only caught Fri and Sat games, and didn't watch every pitch in each.)

A couple fair/foul problems, though a couple hard ones they got right.

The one I didn't get, was the ball that dropped in fair territory in front of the catcher that was called foul. (I don't remember the game.)
It looked like the catcher was mostly in fair territory, and it looked the ball dropped in front of him. Looked like a very bad call, but maybe I missed something.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:07 AM

I will never complain about a volunteer umps strike zone as long as it's the same for each team...The zones seem pretty big, seems catchers are really setting up on the outside more so this year and getting the outside call.
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#4 amutz

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:34 AM

From what I've seen LL umps typically 'grow the zone' on the outside, especially low outside.
Agree that as long as its consistent, its part of the game.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:04 PM

' on the outside, especially low outside.


They must have been pitchers when they played.. :D
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#6 Mike_Hirschman

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:43 PM

I thought the plate in the late softball game last night (NC-Philippines) had a liberal outside corner. But that seems to be becoming more and more common with the emphasis of working in the slot.

Thought there were two missed calls in that game.
Should have been R2 INT on North Carolina in the second. Girl still impedes the play despite ducking in front of the shortstop and not making contact. (Them's the breaks when the runner is 5'4" and the SS is 4' 8" )

And, as easily seen on replay, ball off the Philippines' girl foot that was not called foul.

#7 rsnyder6

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

We have one umpire who does a lot of the Majors games, who people joke has a "L" strike zone, (looking from the umpire).

My son loved pitching for him.
Threw shoulder inside to keep the batter honest, and lived on the bottom bar of the "L".



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