And that’s why you don’t bunt.
Also, ML umpires are awful.
I AM SO READY TO FUCKING ASSASSINATE SOMEONE RIGHT NOW.
Horseshit. Double horseshit.
WTF was that… 2 gift outs?
That makes up for the good call they made last night, huh?
LOL at Bob C saying it’s not the umps fault. You’re right, they should not be held responsible for their blatant mistakes.
dude there is no way anyone could make that call correctly seriously
Except Jorge? He’s got supersonic vision?
jorge had his back turned…
..you’re right. An ump shouldn’t make the right call. Not his fault. I blame A-Rod.
I blame Canada!
With his back to the ball no less.
they showed it full speed and it was impossible to tell from the front… the ump was behind him and had to make a quick decision, case in point to why we need instant replay, that one is not on the umps
1st base ump had a horrible view. No way he can see any type of close trap play and make an accurate call. I agree with that.
Home plate umpire can’t see from there?
And, if you don’t have a good view, you use all the evidence at your disposal to make a judgment call.
Saying that he caught it was the wrong judgment, because the evidence available says he didn’t.
Just like the guy who stabbed someone to death, it’s not his fault. Just like the guy who robbed the bank, it’s not his fault.
FUCK IT!!! THE YANKEES WILL WIN ANY WAY!!! THE PHILLIES CAN HAVE A FREE INNING! IT WONT MATTER!!!
These are supposed to be the best umps??
Can we fire them all?
Its stupid. If Howard caught the ball, there is NO reason to throw to 2nd, he would just have to tag the base, if THAT DIDN’T tip off that fucking retard….UGH.
the amazingness of pitch/fx technology tells me that human umpires are an antiquated practice
This call could very well cost the yanks this game.
I send AJ out for the 8th. 108 pitches.
aaaand there’s Mo.
I’m on the fence… Gotta think long term (a little). I want A.J. on 3 days rest.
What a bunch of garbage.
Clearly, Howard knew he didn’t catch the ball. That is why he went to second and didn’t just touch up at first.
So they are only allowed to change calls agaisnt the Yankees? Amazing.
the ump has no idea if he caught that. It would be impossible for him to see it, which is why THERE NEEDS TO BE REPLAY
I’m not Sherlock Holmes here, but couldn’t they just, I don’t know, check the ball for dirt?
That is an absolute garbage call. I really hope that it doesn’t end up effecting the outcome of the game, because that is pure and utter BS.
I guess we have to have 4 hour games so it gets called correctly.
The Umpires are horrible in MLB.
2009 umpires all suck ass.
COME ON BUD SELIG I WANT FUCKING REPLAY, YOU CAN HAVE IT IN THE MLB YOU BASTARD!
For all those books and stats Girardi reads he never read the part where teams don’t give up free outs???
Especially in the 7th inning.
With the RP on the ropes. Crowd up and excited.
And your best hitter up???
He forgot that section?
It’s Jeter who did that. Your lack of intelligence is stunning.
Jeter bunts on his own. If you followed the team you would know that.
Dude, Jeter does that shit himself all the time.
Worst part about Jeter bunting…
Having to say these words: McCarver was right
Alright, Mo. Fuck someone up.
INSTANT REPLAYS NOW
Fucking overweight fat ass white men who can move should not be umpires…
MOVE YOUR ASS YOU FAT FUCK
I saw better umping in the LLWS. This shit is ridiculous. If Jorge can see it from second why can’t the fucking man payed to watch it.
I’ve seen better Umpires in local youth sports leagues.
You know, it was a missed call, but it almost serves them right for Jeter, the ALL TIME YANKEE HIT LEADER, not swinging the damn bat.
That being said….#$%@!!!
Serves “them” right for Jeter making a poor decision?
That’s nuts. I know you’re upset, but please, be rational.
I would like for those cumguzzling umpires to be shot in the ANUS.
That may be the most game changing missed call of the postseason so far
I know this will be a hot-button topic coming up with the CBA approaching, but Bud Selig NEEDS to implement some sort of instant replay. Selig has to do this. There simply is not a justifiable reason for not implementing it.
The only instant replay expansion I’d like to see is making all fair/foul calls okay to review, not just home runs.
Everything other than balls and strikes is reviewable.
And, I want a serious crackdown on balls and strikes from a training and performance standpoint as well.
The umps are expected to be 100%. That’s the goal, and it’s not unreasonable. Give them the technology, training, and accountability to make that happen.
Agree totally. I wasn’t in favor of expanding Instant Replay until the HORRIBLE umpiring this entire post season. It has to be implemented immediately.
With HD TV, all these umpiring errors are even more glaring. It makes the umps look ridiculous and incompetent and brings into question the integrity of the game.
We’ve got high tech in our lving rooms with HD TV – We need high tech at the ball park with Instant Replau to complement it.
Remember when we thought it would be starter for seven, phil, then mo?
Can’t the other umpires help the blind one out?
I’ll be honest, I thought it was caught at first. I find it hard to believe anyone really saw that correctly.
It was borderline, but the actions of everyone on the field, both Yankees and Phillies, indicate that clearly the only person who thought it was caught was the ump.
I can umpire better with my damn eyes closed.
Or are the umpires trying to do that already?
and why not convene tonight?
they did last night
No one overruled.
If he fuckin caught the ball, why did he start going to 1st!!!! Fuckin umpires! I hate them.
Um, well if he caught the ball then he would want to tag first to double up Posada. It’s the throwing to second that gives it away.
But the umps human error is what makes baseball!
I love how the 1B ump was BEHIND Howard I wonder how he can honestly say that howard caught the ball
we just had an out taken away from us late in a world series game……..really????
And, we gave the third away.
come on mo
make it moot!
that asshole ump was behind Howard
how did he see through Howards dangling butt?
dangling butt is an awesome decription
Someone has to be fired over this. I am so freaking heated right now. I hope these umps die. Die die die.
In Mo we trust.
seriously though? in the world fucking series you gotta get that call right. terrible
I’m still in shock that one of the best hitters in all of baseball tried to bunt with runners on 1st and 2nd and no outs. Just horrible.
Jeter should be excoriated in the press for that tomorrow.
All the shit writers used to sling at ARod is what Jeter should get. That one bunt was worse than all the popups and strikeouts from ARod’s postseason struggles put together.
I just find it hard to believe that Jeter with all his basebal acumen called that. I know that many of us here dump on Girardi, sometimes unfairly, but I immediately thought Girardi called that play.
Upon reflection, maybe that’s wrong. Perhpas Jeter decided to gamble and outsmart everyone so that he could TOP his flip play and pad his “intangibles” stats.
I can’t waait until the post game interview. Jeter will probably admit he did it on his own.
It was a bad call, but he was positioned correctly and there is no way he could get that right. And instant replay would have what? put Damon on first, runner on third?
It could have completely changed this game.
But MLB loves bad calls.
And Posada at 2nd as the throw took J-Roll off of the bag.
Really? I saw it as a bounce at real speed.
Yeah, I heard it bounce at real speed.
Who cares how fast the play is.
WE NEED REPLAY SO THE CALL IS CORRECT.
I used to be the other Yankee fan in Nebraska, but I moved.
Better meth elsewhere?
Better looking women. It was hard to give up all the fat girls and tire salesmen, though.
Can I tag along the next time you visit?
In fairness… that would of been tough to call real time. Sucks anyway.
Bud Selig better make some serious changes this offseason. time and time again they’ve been ruining calls all posteason long. They’re regularly out of position or quick to make a call. I know some calls have gone our way and some haven’t but it’s ruining the game
Here’s my proposal:
Home plate umpire is replaced by pitch F/X.
The home plate ump is instead in the replay booth, in communication with the umps on the field. When a call is wrong, he tells them to reverse it.
I am all for that use in playoff games.
Fuck just playoff games. Every game.
I like it.
Let’s by a shitload of Smirnoff Vodka.
Fill up an empty pool on top of a building with Styrofoam boxes.
Let’s all get Blackberries and crunk-dance and form our own band.
If he caught it in the air and touched first Posada would be out anyway. The only reason to throw to second is if you don’t catch it and you’re trying to get the slow lead runner.
Brilliant analysis Tim
Why is there no strike call on Rollins when he doesn’t swing?
Ya like those fat fucks meeting are going to change something, they can’t even seen their ding dongs how are they going to tell another clone he was wrong.
Bad bad bad umpiring. Well done MLB
Do you have to speak entirely in hyperbole?
didn’t realize this was a grammar class. Sorry Mr. JMK aka The Overshare.
It’s not grammar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole
It’s not a grammar problem, it’s an intensity problem.
These Phillies don’t have a lot of experience with MO. I’m expecting a quick 123 8th and 9th
It was a tough call. If Howard thought he caught that why wouldn’t he just step on 1st?
That’s the million $ question.
Philly lefties, meet Mr. Cutter
Come on, Mo. Don’t lose Rollins.
this is a fuckin conspiracy
Haha, you know what’s hilarious? 4 mins before that horrible call, the article about Selig refusing to expand replay just came up on Yankees.com
The Phillies have large revenue, they’re paying off the umps!
Rivera just spit on the ball.
WOW, IT GOT ALL BIG IN HERE…..AND THAT IS ,IN FACT WHAT SHE SAID
more work cut out this offseason: bud selig or the mets?
this east coast bias is out of control there is clearly a conspiracy with these umps I am calling for an investigation headed up by Halos Heaven
On the other hand, Joe just sent a message to the bullpen. You suck right now and I can only trust one person.
I’m not worried because Mo is in the game. But that call has me fuming. Sorry, but that was not close and the home plate umpire needs to make that call. If he’s not looking, he’s not doing his job.
Total suckage by umpires this year. They should all be fired.
Rollins doing his Eric Aybar impression.
Those fucktards in the Ivory Tower will never get it right…
Awful walk Mo. Awful walk.
Goddammit. I am really sick of this asshole walking.
why can’t they get rollins out?
Why are we all of a sudden walking Jimmy fuckin Rollins?
F Rollins. DP right here. Let’s go.
We need replay. If not, we need a new comissioner.
I don’t see why these two things have to be exclusive.
Exactly. IR could be the one thing that brings some good to Selig’s legacy.
This. I don’t care if the game is slowed for 5 minutes, I want every call right.
Fuck human elements.
I agree. But I also do not get why people who are against replay say it will slow down the game. How long did it take us to realize that was the wrong call. 10 seconds after the call was made?
Honestly, it’s a BS retort trying to justify no replay. But that argument sucks ass.
Rollins is a real pain in the ass
WTF? I no Mo is a merciful person but plz Mo.
I can’t take these FOX guys anymore. Their bias is clear.
Great, we got royally f**ked there
that was basically taking a few runs and outs off us
Double play right now…..now….now
Little League hit.
Work out of it, Mo.
dont get me wrong, its NEVER a bad move to bring in Mo, but he never seems to be as sharp in the 8th….hope it doesnt hurt
Get a DP.
That is why you don’t walk rollins. if you get him out that is an easy gb.
Jesus Mo, come on
What happened to Mo’s velocity this postseason?
That’s the 3rd or 4th groundball that goes right next to Tex and he doesn’t even try to field it.
Oh fuck this. Cmon Mo.
That bad call better not hurt us or else something bad’s gonna happen to Selig!
….uh, what r u talking about McCarver.
He doesnt fucking know…hes McCarver
ok tim. melky literally just threw a 8999 mph laser
That fucking blown call is going to fuck us out of a fucking win. I’m going to be sick.
McCARVER JUST SAID MELKY HAS AN OK ARM..YEAH OK.
14000 hopper this inning is getting a bit annoying
Melky doesn’t have a strong arm? the fuck?
McCarver: Melky has a very strong arm! Not that accurate, but it’s strong.
That’s … completely accurate.
Mo doesn’t seem to be able to hit the outside corner on lefties anymore.
I’m assuming you said this before he did it twice to Utley?
What? Melky’s arm is “a little above average”?
for Chuck Norris.
strong and inaccurate i agree
lets go mo!
Come on Mo. We need Old Testament Mo, not new Testament Mo.
Not worried just yet.
Work it out, Mo.
And how much worse does that fucking bullshit call look now?
Is this that Rivera guy everyone keeps talking about, I am very disappointed.
The umps are sure rooting for the yanks in this one.. cant make that call the focus eh
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Phils try a double-steal here.
You steal third on the pitcher. Rollins isn’t that fast.
not even worried a bit
as i was sayin
come on Mo..we need u for another inning..don’t build up pitch count
How about McCarver and Buck saying that Howard touched first at any point. McCarver will say Hunter was safe because he complained and had the best view, but give it up and say no biggie when the Umps give the Phils TWO free outs?
This inning is KILLING the pitch count
Pitch count? This is the World Series.
21 pitches, 1 out. We are fucked.
But it could easily be 23 pitches, 3 outs.
What did I tell you?
Come on MO end this threat.
lot of pitches for mo
2 free outs in bottom 7… unfucking believable
and they have segwayed off to other topics already
Oh sweet Jesus.
Mo. I have faith in you.
WTF is going on?
I cant believe I just doubted GOD. Forgive me for my blasphemy.
Mo has no command tonight. This isn’t good.
boy nothing easy
Why would they bring in their closer in the 8th?
More teams should do it.
I guess with the off day the point is mute. Also its Mo, I should know better.
Actually, amend this. The term closer should be scrapped and so should the save rule. Use your best relievers in the biggest spots, regardless of inning.
I know he is the greatest but that is a lot to ask of him. But I hear he is not human so there you go.
Imagine Lidge trying to get 6 outs
Ha! I chuckled. You’re alright, Lanny.
Mo should be accompanied with a warning to other teams: Don’t try this at home.
Because thats what you do in the World Series. When tiring someone out isn’t an issue you only use your best pitcher when a win is on the line.
Also is Mariano Rivera. Which really is all that needs to be said.
Tim McCarver. STFU.
Done and Done
HUGE DOUBLE PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WAY TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
Beautifully turned by Jeter.
23 pitches, 3 outs, bitchezz
In Mo we trust
Pffft, and you people were getting nervous.
dude so were u…
yesssssssssssss woooo fuck yeah
Let’s add some runs and give a big middle finger to the umps in this one.
Mariano Rivera is a bad ass.
For a second I thought the umps would call them both safe. You never know.
Anything is possible.
In Mo we trust..
What a feed by Cano!!! WOOOHOOOOOO
Mo don’t scare me like that!
Wow 23 pitches for Mo….but hey HE IS MO
Ok, sliding that far out of the base path needs to be looked at for next year.
ehh, everyone does it. ARod about killed Aybar in game 6..
God I wish he would have
Did McCarver just question Cholly??? Unreal
THAT’s how you do it. That’s how you turn a double play!
And Mo says: EFF YOU Chase and your umpires.
well that was nice
Oh wait, Oh wait, the RF line ump just called Utley safe, he saw him touch the base, and give himself a manicure before the ball got to TEX!!
That sounds like the umps we know and hate.
Hey dont worry Girardi. Manuel may be worse than you.
How dont you send the runners there
Maybe thats Girardis thing. Make the other manager screw up. Scioscia obliged him.
It’s not as big a missed call as bases loaded 1 out for Tex, Buckhead.
THe umps do suck, though. And O’Gorman has the plate next. Should be fun
Girardi’s had another great game, much to your dismay, Lanny.
Is McCarver serious? Jeez man could you be anymore obvious.
Utley grounds to Cano. McCarver: UGH! UGH! I do not understand why they did not send the runners. And the Yankees get out of it”
Is that serious!?
He did call for it before it happened.
He actually just said in disgust that “The Yankees get out of it.”
If that was Cliff Lee last night it would have been and LEE GETS THE DOUBLE PLAY TO END THE INNING! Instead of praising the GREATEST closer of all time he says in disgust the Yankees get out of it. IDK, maybe I am making too big a deal about it.
I am impress with how quick Tim can take the Phillies cock out of his mouth to drop jems like that.
Well that half inning got the heart rate up.
Yankees need 3 runs and then call it a night for Mo.
Yankees need NO runs.
You’re still worried? Ugh.
I wonder, do these assclown fucktard umps ever fear for their own lives?
Because on one hand there are a lot of crazy people out there and on the other there are a whole lot of people who watch baseball out there.
Deep breath, my friend. It’s just a game.
they are lucky they are not Soccer officials….think we all know what happens to them.
i’d be happy with another run or two after that.
i demand a strike zone as large as a pack of cards and 2 make up calls
these MFers are the best .. Bud Selig should stop going to David Letterman show and attend these god damn games
Thanks be to Mo.
good job by jeter who got took DOWN by victorino lol
Thank Mo for Mo’s inducing a rare DP.
McCarver just “ughed” in disgust as that ground ball was hit. Rewind if you don’t believe me.
I heard it. As I said in an earlier post, their behavior is unprofessional and unbecoming of announcers on national television.
Word. The only time I listen to my local announcers is when these jerks/ jokes are on…
Sadly, it’s perfectly in line with announcers on national television.
I couldnt hate him more unless I actually did kill him ….so it doesnt matter what he says
That’s called a make-up, Joe.
This umpiring crew is just fantastic. They should all run for Congress and run this country.
So thats a big missed call but the one earlier wasnt????
Well check that out, he’s safe. 1B ump is great!
I guess that was the make up call.
Love that song in the background with the game replay.
The umps giveth and the umps taketh away.
Cry me a river. That call wasn’t nearly as bad as the earlier DP call.
Oh yea? Big mis-call? How about the other big mis-call we had earlier? FUCK YOU BUCK AND FUCK YOU MCCARVER.
Bad call. But the bad call for us hurt more.
Cmon FOX, aren’t you going to say that it’s not an easy call now?
Oh STFU, Fox don’t act like the Yanks didn’t have a BS DP play called on them too.
Buck, STFU…u were not bothered this much when Yankes were sent out of inning..
I think I’m gonna vomit if I have to listen to these two anymore.
Alex will make you pay for hitting his boy.
bigger missed call utley or damon’s liner?
Damon’s liner was a way bigger missed call. Bases loaded 1 out compared to 1st and 3rd 2 out against the best closer of all time
We would’ve had bases juiced 1 out
niiiiice….thats the way to do it Phillies. go ahead and bean us…wake up the Sleeping Giant.
That was clearly not intentional.
i know. you look for motivation where you can get it.
lol, McCarver and Buck analyzing that missed call, while the other much bigger one was just a footnote the next inning. Great. Tex better not be hurt, can’t afford to lose him in the struggling lineup.
I think it’s time for A-Rod to get his first World Series hit, which should be a homer.
That’s what he’s thinking too, and that’s why he’s 0-for-the series. He’s not thinking line drive.
Alex, u r welcome to join the WS anytime u want
No DP A-Rod…I’d love one of those unclutch 2-run HRs right now.
wow they sure are giving a lot of air time to this sending the runners bullshit.
Mo, the bridge to Ace. Wait, what?
Ok…we GET IT McCarver. They should have started the runners. STFU!!!!!!!!
Why is Ace warming?
get work in, presumably
Don’t worry, it’s academic.
Seriously, whoever fucking thinks Buck and McCarver are pro-Yankees must be fucking retarded or they have their fucking heads so far up their fucking assholes they can’t even reason.
Halos Heaven does.
yeah and they have their heads so far up their assholes
The leader of their pack is a reverend. How disrespectful of you, Shuuto.
He is? I thought he was just some guy with his head up his ass. Sorry reverend, I’ll now call you “reverend with his head up his ass”. Thanks JMK for the correction.
I better not see Aceves in this game
Make up call on that double play me thinks.
no one does make up calls, that would be like asking to lose your job
Haha, really? You don’t think they do make up calls?
Bob C doesn’t blame umps. He blames a lack of instant replay.
well hopefully A-ROD can start to heat up starting here, if not hopefully he gets going soon and the team can keep em going till then
hmmm…AROD’s helicopter swing is back..not a good sign.
Girardi will be a 1st manager to lose a job after winning WS if he replaces Mo here with Ace..
Ryan Howard’s nose looks like a cauliflowered ear.
Alex, I know the WS is new to you and all, but the postseason DOES NOT end after the ALCS. Please take note.
Great call ump. That pitch was at least a foot off the plate.
that was horse shit
Okay that looked outside to begin with and it took the umprie about 20 minutes to cal it.
Who is that man and what did he do with Arod?
Well shitty umpires can make great players bad.
Yes, but 3 Ks 2 days in a row can’t be all umpire.
Damn, A-Rod is off his game in the WS. All he should do tomorrow is bang Kate Hudson. Time to recharge.
Alex is having a disastrous WS.
Phillie’s stadium hopefully puts a charge in him.
Come on… Him and everyone not named Derek did bad yesterday.
Today he hasn’t gotten a hit.
Don’t act like he is 0 for 13
Perspective is not a strong suit in the middle of a game, I guess
Perspective is not the strong suit of the modern Yankee fan.
Intelligence is questionable as well.
It’s two games.
High and outside called strike three. Jeebus.
Alex needs to hit a single and stop swinging for the fences…
Joe Buck is really pushing the “A-Rod: still an unclutch choker, no matter what he does” storyline.
6 Ks by ARod in 2 games. I know I can’t really be mad because he kind of got us to the World Series, but I only have so much patience.
I can’t be mad about last night, no one was touching Lee, except (sorta) Jeter.
I bet he crushes Hamels.
I know I can’t really be mad because he kind of got us to the World Series, but I only have so much patience.
Get more patience.
Great closeup of Mo’s forehead.
I saw a discoloration he may want to get checked out.
At least you’re not hiding in his bushes watching him shower, a la Scrubs.
Look at Matsui: 2 for 2 with a walk. He’s the sneaky killer in the lineup.
now whos pen was weak?
News flash RAB: We would most likely not be here without A-rod. It’s everyone else’s turn. My gosh how quickly we forget.
No one’s saying he sucks. No one’s saying he’s trash. We’re just saying he looks odd up there. He’s getting way too pull happy.
There’s no harm in pointing out A-Rod has been terrible to start this WS. It’s the truth. Nobody is taking anything away from Alex, it’s just that he’s been really bad during this 2 games.
Yeah, the fan sentiment of “what have you done for me lately” with Alex is getting more and more extreme.
“Yeah, the fan sentiment of “what have you done for me lately” with Alex is getting more and more extreme. -s are ignorant asshole jerkfaces.”
with a strikezone like that he’ll go 0 for the WS the fuck blue the fuck
ARod is channeling Swisher.
Too many fucking strikeouts
i blame Scioscia… asshole made ARod rusty
OK, here’s what Alex needs to do . Stop fuckin swinging at those inside pitches. None were strikes right there. Also, stop pulling/swinging at outside pitches.
Cano needs to just imagine empty bases when he’s at bat.
C’mon Grit! Line a double into the gap!
Maybe Gardner can be the huge spark we need!
The Grit, The Gut, the Lightning BOLT to put this game away!!
There’s a really small chance Gardner can even make contact with Madsen’s FB.
Scouting Report on Gardner:
1. He’s fast.
2. He’s fast.
3. He’s fast.
Maybe they’ll get confused and try to pick him off in the batter’s box and throw him something slow over the plate.
I wonder what that conversation on the mound was like.
Gardner for the home run! No? Weak hit and he reaches on a single? I’m okay with that.
I was close…
This strike zone blows!
Ump is Madsen’s boyfriend.
Can’t say i didn’t expect that from Gardner. Okay, Mo. Slam it shut.
All up to Mo now!
Go get them~
I don’t care about experience – they are still making mistakes. If you’re going to brag about the umpiring crew, then they shouldn’t make mistakes. Plain and simple.
*Granted, I’d never want to be an umpire. But still, I expect those men who choose to be umps to make good calls.*
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