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Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

Posted on: July 17, 2011 7:28 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Cubs have been bad enough this season without help -- but they got it on Sunday when second base umpire Lance Barrett erred when calling Marlins runner Brett Hayes safe on Kerry Wood's pickoff throw.

The game was tied at 4 with two outs in the eighth when Wood tried to pick Hayes off. With a correct call, the Cubs are out of the inning. However, afterward Emilio Bonifacio hit an infield single to load the bases before Wood walked in a run and then gave up a two-run single to Logan Morrison.

After the game, Mike Quade went off (from the Chicago Tribune):

"I don't make a lot of excuses," Quade said. "I probably could have got run two or three times in this series alone. Thrown out three times, young manager, all that crap. But it's getting tough to watch some of this.

"I have all the respect int he world for [umpires]. We've heard a lot of [negative] comments lately and I've tried to stay out of it, but there were a couple of calls in this series that were mind-boggling -- and were crucial and huge. Not just two out and nobody on stuff.

"And [there were] some comments made [by umpires] and other stuff that irritated me."

Wood agreed, calling the call "terrible." According to the Tribune he added: "He's right on it, right there on top of it, and he butchered it."

Expect a fine for both -- even though they were right. Check out the screengrab from below:

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 7:29 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:29 am

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

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Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 4:24 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

I watch 8 games a night and these guys are right 98% of the time. It just pisses you off when people are in the wrong position to make a call or won't ask for help. I don't have the answer for the guy who simply can't see what happens right in front of him. Each manager should be allowed 1 replay a game like football it wouldn't take any longer then 2 idiots yelling at each other for 20 minutes.

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

Obviosly you have never watched a Dallas vs anybody game when they get every call.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:43 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

I think the Umps have it out for Uggla, Chad. I think it was Mike Winters called an obvious ball a third strike against Uggla in a close game a couple of weeks ago.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:36 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

Worst officials in sports history.

Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:18 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

I don't know what's going on with some of the umpires, but I feel like more and more are missing calls that they should not miss. This picture made the call seem really easy and was blown.

I'm a Braves fan, and as of late, the calls have been horrible both ways. On Saturday, the umpire missed 2 calls at second base. One was a high throw by Dan Uggla after he made a great stop which forced A. Gonz to jump off the bag, but after he caught it, he landed bag on the bag before the runner got there, and the umpire called him safe. In the next inning, Nat's shortstop or third basemen made a high throw to second base which forced the second baseman off the bag, where the runner was easily safe, and the umpire called him out, and it let to a double play. Regardless, Nationals won 5-2 over us and those calls probably wouldn't have made a difference.

My point is, we can't have umpires blowing easy calls in important situations such as this Cubs-Marlins one. I understand that missed calls are a part of the game and no umpire is 100% correct all the time, but some of the calls are absolutely ridiculous.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:17 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

Do it like football where managers can challenge a call. They get 1 per game. If they are correct they get 1 more. If they are wrong, they start the 9th inning. If  it's already the 9th inning or later, they get an out immediately.

Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:08 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

The question in the world do you miss an easy call like that?

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2011 12:38 pm

Quade: Umps' calls 'mind-bloggling'

The game between the Brewers and Rockies friday was something to see. First off one of the umpires was hurt Thursday. So thy called up an umpire from the minors, who happened to be in Colorado. So on Friday they have this IDIOT behind the plate! A minor league umpire, his first game, and they put him BEHIND THE PLATE! Needless to say that both teams had no clue what was going on. A strike zone that was,l, no kidding, throat to ankles, and 8" on eack side of the plate. I'm not a big proponent of replay in baseball, but it has gotten to the point that they are not only incompetent, they think they are the reason people go to see baseball. When they are out of position, I can nderstand why they might miss a call. But when they are in perfect position, and still cannot see what is going on, there has to be replay. Too many games are being decided by incompetence.

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