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BluegrassRedleg
05-03-2012, 12:59 AM
Anyone just see the play from the COL-LA game where he calls the baserunner out with the first baseman 3 feet (literally) off the bag?

This is the same guy who screwed the Reds out of the Giants sweep by ignoring strike 3 right down the middle of the plate to Angel Pagan before the 3-run homer.

Time for mandatory eye exam... or forced retirement???

R_Webb18
05-03-2012, 01:05 AM
yea it was on yahoo. kinda funny. how do u miss that bad.

Ohioballplayer
05-03-2012, 06:28 AM
time to him to find another occupation, that was just the most terrible call I have ever seen.

Welke :thumbdown:

texasdave
05-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Don't the umps have to huddle up and get that call right? I guess it is more important to save face.

tedies
05-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Could possibly be the worst call I've seen in years, honestly this guy needs to be reviewed by the league

texasdave
05-03-2012, 10:29 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_05_01_kcamlb_detmlb_1&mode=wrap&c_id=mlb#gid=2012_05_01_kcamlb_detmlb_1&mode=video

You must not have seen this call from the night before. Click on link. Click on video. Then click on Francouer's hit ruled a double.

justincredible
05-03-2012, 10:39 AM
Just awful. The guy should be fired. There is absolutely no excuse for this at the highest level of the sport.

http://calltothepen.com/2012/05/03/some-possible-explanations-for-time-welkes-blown-call/

R_Webb18
05-05-2012, 12:27 AM
there were 2 bad calls at 1st in sf game (both ways) both at 1st. don't think was same guy but wow. not has bad but still missed.

Jr's Boy
05-05-2012, 02:33 AM
I wonder if these guys wear glass's or contacts.Much less have to take eye exams every year.The union is so strong they can do what they want.Bud Selig is a joke and cares nothing about replay or improving the game.

DocRed
05-05-2012, 10:15 AM
I don't mind the bad call, as his angle of the play was clearly shielded. But, he should of manned up after and admitted he missed the call. That's why everyone hates MLB umpires, not because they miss calls but because they are perceived by many as arrogant pricks.