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Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:56 pm
Edited on: August 18, 2011 2:28 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Joe Torre said Thursday that the umpires of Wednesday's Royals-Yankees games erred in giving Billy Butler a home run, Ken Davidoff of Newsday tweets.

Torre, baseball's head honcho for on-field matters, said umpire Dana DeMuth "feels very badly about it," but probably not as badly as Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Girardi didn't file a protest, so the matter is now closed, Torre told Davidoff.

If Girardi had protested, Torre said, "I can't tell you what the result would have been, but we certainly would have had to look at it." 

Torre told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News that there was a "misunderstanding" by the umpires of the ground rules at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.

"The replay gave him every look that he needed to make the right call," Torre said. "He thought he did make the right call. This isn't an umpire not doing his job. That was his understanding of the rule when he's umpired there and nothing had happened to change his mind until last night."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:20 am
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 10:42 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

The only time an Umpires error meant something in a Royals vs. Yankees game was the pine tar incident.  The Umps actually were correct it was the idiot Yankees that opened their big mouths about noticing it earlier and waiting for it to be to their advantage in pointing it out.  This showed they had absolutely no concern about the integrity of the game itself and the commissioner at that time, not this idiot Bud Seliq, reversed the call.  I applauded that decision.


no...moron,  tim mcclelland was wrong...which is why the ruling was overturned....if you ever read the rule....which im sure you havent it clearly states the bat shall be removed from play...had billy martin pointed it out prior to bretts homer the umps would have been required to remove the bat from the game...brett would have had to use another bat...but the yankees...ie billy martin didnt bring it up untill after the  homer...too late...mcclelland overstepped his bounds as an umpire...the end result was the game resuming from the point of the home run...and a yankee loss....yet another clear example of an umpire trying to job a team to help the yankees....tim tschida and his out call on a play where the tag was missed by 6 feet..and ironially enough mr. mcclelland forgetting to call out both runners at third base are 2 more clear examples of umpires mysteriously making unbelievably bad calls that helped the yankees...im not even going to bring up richie garcias farce....to make a long story short...the yankees and their fans deserve to get amoebic dissentary.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

It kills me the fact they took a second look at this and still blew the call! At least know the grounds rules before the game starts. Dah



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

Where is the Yellow Line?
A Yellow HR line should be STANDARD in every single park. It would clearly indicate what is and what is not a HR.



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

Who cares!  The Yankees are making the playoffs and losing in the first round.  No one cares about the stinkin Yankees!!!



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

It wasnt a fastball, it was a curveball that was actually outside. But you have to swing the bat.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

Maybe mlb/torre  should fine Posado for striking out looking with the bases loaded in the 9th off soria. Fastball, down the middle. Thats a bigger problem than the blown hr call in my book. If he strikes out swiging, or grounds out, then u rev ert back to the hr call. But the yanks had the tying run on 3B, and go ahead on second, in the 9th. Please, dont blame the HR call, at this point. Posada needs to go. ASAP. They told, beloved (as much as posada), Bernie Williams to take a hike 3 years ago, but its fine that they let posada walk around like a shell of himself. Unacceptable.

Nobody let Bernie go in the middle of his contract. He wasnt re-signed just like Jorge wont be resigned. How is that different?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Torre: Umpires were wrong in KC

"The replay gave him every look that he needed to make the right call," Torre said. "He thought he did make the right call. This isn't an umpire not doing his job. That was his understanding of the rule when he's umpired there and nothing had happened to change his mind until last night."


I feel like knowing the rules is part of your job. Maybe thats just me...


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