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    Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...091202444.html

    MIAMI, Sept. 12 -- There were so few fans at Dolphin Stadium for Wednesday's game, a season ticket holder got thrown out for heckling the umpire too loudly.

    In the fifth inning of the Florida Marlins' 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals, home plate umpire Paul Schreiber gave the thumb to an unnamed man seated behind the plate who had been verbally abusive throughout the contest.

    "The fan was chirping at the umpire," Nationals catcher Brian Schneider said. "There was no need for it."

    The man was so loud, and the atmosphere so quiet, the fan could be heard saying "you don't make more than me" on the television broadcast as he was forced to leave. There were no more than about 400 fans in attendance at the game's peak.
    Send them to PDX, we'll top 400.

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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Or "Shoo, Says Blue to Mr. Boo".

    I remember a Sporting News article about Mel Stottlemyre denying that he was thinking about retiring. The headline was, "'Wott Rot', says Stott of Retirement Plot". They don't write them like that any more. Well, WOY does...
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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Ump Dumps Grumpy Chump
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    Marlin fan gets the hook
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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Fan Screams, Ump Heaves, Fan Leaves
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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Are we writing Variety headlines here?
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

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    What is the deal? 400 fans? Good lord! Save the league and move that team from there...Phoenix, Portland, Vegas...c'mon!
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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Marlins are turning into the Expos, except with some actual history.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    What is the deal? 400 fans? Good lord! Save the league and move that team from there...Phoenix, Portland, Vegas...c'mon!
    The Diamondbacks might have something to say about Phoenix
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    What is the deal? 400 fans? Good lord! Save the league and move that team from there...Phoenix, Portland, Vegas...c'mon!
    Dayton sells out every game.

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    Marlins game attendance: 400

    After 12 Innings, Nats Left Feeling Vacant
    Grueling Day In Desolate Park Ends With Loss: Marlins 5, Nationals 4

    By Amy Shipley
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, September 13, 2007; Page E05

    MIAMI, Sept. 12 -- After 4 hours 9 minutes of laboring in the tropical midday heat in a cavernous and virtually empty stadium Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals got stuck with this: a 5-4 loss to the Florida Marlins in 12 innings that was sealed when a .226 reserve player chopped a single through the infield to drive home the winning run.

    Florida left fielder Todd Linden, waived earlier this year by the San Francisco Giants, got his bat on a sinker from reliever Saul Rivera and punched it just to the right of second base as shortstop D'Angelo Jimenez and second baseman Ronnie Belliard tried, but failed, to get gloves on the ball.

    Dolphin Stadium in Miami is all but deserted for the Nationals' game against the Marlins.
    "It was so sad," Nats Manager Manny Acta said of the atmosphere.

    Reggie Abercrombie, elected to pinch-run for Mike Jacobs after his leadoff double, scored from third to end a marathon that had been deadlocked since the sixth inning. The several dozen fans who speckled the plastic orange seating provided an odd backdrop, offering the same chorus of celebratory shouts and claps that would accompany a Little League game.

    "To throw a good pitch like [Rivera] did, a sinker down and away, and for a guy to roll over it and find a hole after 4 1/2 hours," catcher Brian Schneider said, "is very disappointing."

    The loss, Washington's second straight to the Marlins, left the visitor's clubhouse at Dolphin Stadium nearly as silent as the stadium had been much of the afternoon. There were perhaps 400 people in attendance. Players seemed both exasperated and exhausted by the fruitless performance that barely anyone was there to see.

    "It looked, actually, like an extended spring game," Nationals Manager Manny Acta said about the crowd at the stadium, which seats 75,000 fans for football games. "It was so sad, but we still got to play the game.
    [Linden] just hit the ball perfectly -- the only place he could hit it in the infield and beat it out."

    Though the Nationals secured the season series against the Marlins (10-8) with their one victory in three games here this week, they left still fighting to stay out of the basement of the National League East. They are just two games ahead of Florida in that race.

    "They know, and we know, we're playing for something," Acta said. "We don't want to finish last and they don't want to finish last. It's no secret."

    What began ignominiously with poor outings by both starting pitchers -- Washington's Joel Hanrahan and Florida's Byung Hyun Kim were charged with all but two of the game's runs -- evolved into a classic pitching duel between bullpens that, judging by the number of batting helmets and bats spiked to the turf, left hitters from both sides demoralized as the innings stretched on.

    By game's end, 16 pitchers combined to strike out 33 batters. Twelve half-innings concluded with strikeouts.

    Infuriated by his inning-ending strikeout in the second with the bases loaded, the Marlins' Jeremy Hermida tossed his bat so hard it busted into several pieces. Power hitter Miguel Cabrera flipped his bat into the air dramatically after striking out with one on in the eighth. Washington's Ryan Zimmerman put on a similar display after whiffing with two on in the sixth, and Ryan Langerhans tossed his equipment after fanning to end the 10th.

    With a man in scoring position in the bottom of that inning, Dan Uggla struck out swinging, too.

    "It was a long day," said Ryan Church, who hit a fifth-inning home run before being replaced in center field by Nook Logan. And "it was an odd day. . . . It was so frigging hot. It was miserable out there."

    Temperatures reached the low 90s with high humidity. Though five Washington relievers combined to allow no runs and only two base runners from the seventh inning through the 11th, the Nationals never recovered from Hanrahan's early collapse. After escaping two bases-loaded jams early, he faltered. In the third inning, he allowed a leadoff single to Cabrera, then surrendered two-run home run with two outs to catcher Miguel Olivo.

    In just 3 1/3 innings, Hanrahan gave up three runs, walked six and allowed six hits. Even worse, he threw 104 pitches, nearly a full game's worth.

    "It was a very disappointing effort," he said. "I'm still working on things."

    Kim, meantime, might have put forth one of the least effective 10-strikeout performances in baseball history. When he wasn't dominating the Nationals, he was putting them on base. He gave up seven hits and walked four in 5 2/3 innings, including back-to-back home runs in the fifth to Church and Wily Mo Pe?a.

    That gave Washington a 4-3 lead that lasted until the bottom of the sixth, when Hermida homered off Jonathan Albaladejo to produce the tie that would stretch into extra innings.

    "The end was disappointing," Schneider said. "To have that happen, it's hard."
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...091201874.html


    Wow, that's really really bad.
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    Re: Marlins game attendance: 400

    Baseball needs to move them.

    That city isn't deserving of a baseball team.

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    Re: Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out

    Fresno? El Paso could bring in more than 400.

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    Re: Marlins game attendance: 400

    Ouch..
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