Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....
Originally Posted by Brutus
Current umpires maybe. Former ones... much less likely. I'd not expect a current umpire to go too far out on a limb but you also wouldn't see too many current umpires agree to speaking publicly about a controversial call.
Nonetheless, it doesn't mean he's not being sincere in his belief it was correctly applied. My point last night is that there really wouldn't likely be too many umpires that applied this rule differently than it was applied because they're all taught how to apply it and it doesn't match what the public expects of the rule.
I agree with you. No one else will, but I do. I thought it was the wrong call too, but I was wrong. It's hard for some to admit that and some just don't understand the rule and want to put things in the rule book that don't exist. Does it say the ball has to be at it's peak? Does it say the ball has to be in the infield? No.
Brutus is right.
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton