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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    With the strike zone that Pujols gets in every single AB its laughable for TLR to ever cry about a strike zone. And if you think Votto is the only one that argues with umps you should watch Pujols.

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Keep the foot on the gas pedal, Redlegs. Keep Tony squirming.
    This.

    After the SF series this weekend, the Cards go on the road for 10 games against Pittsburgh, DC and Houston. The could pile up some wins in a hurry next week and slice into whatever lead the Reds have.

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    This.

    After the SF series this weekend, the Cards go on the road for 10 games against Pittsburgh, DC and Houston. The could pile up some wins in a hurry next week and slice into whatever lead the Reds have.
    Unless they're playing in Cincinnati, the road has not been kind to St Louis

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Thanks to whichever mod for properly embedding that. Appreciated.

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    This.

    After the SF series this weekend, the Cards go on the road for 10 games against Pittsburgh, DC and Houston. The could pile up some wins in a hurry next week and slice into whatever lead the Reds have.
    The good news is that with a 4-1/2 game lead, the Reds can take care of business on their own, put their hand on Pujols and LaRussa's forehead, and watch them flail their arms wildly as they try to reach them with punches that never land.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Nick Markakis got hosed in yesterdays Oriole game.

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Unless they're playing in Cincinnati, the road has not been kind to St Louis
    Neither have the Astros wherever they've been playing the Cards

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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    If an umpire is doing a subpar job, then teams help bring attention to it and force MLB to take a look at the validity of the argument. Why shouldn't the team have a voice? They just have to sit there and take poor quality in umpiring because its not nice to argue balls and strikes?
    MLB has set up proper channels for teams to tell them about bad umpiring, and specifically tells teams not to use the media to discuss it.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    MLB has set up proper channels for teams to tell them about bad umpiring, and specifically tells teams not to use the media to discuss it.
    Squawking stops when the channels leave the users satisfied. If they were satisfied or confident that someone was paying attention, they'd be more likely to step in line.

    Trust me, I am no fan of LaRussa, but MLB plate work is consistently inept.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    Big deal. It is what it is. It happens in just about every game at some point. Always has. The Reds had some bad ones last night too. Votto was called out on a ball that was 6 inches off the plate and up. I watched the last inning of the Cardinals game. They were marginal and not nearly as bad as the one Votto was called out on. Maddux and Glavine used to get those kind of calls every game.
    I'll give you that, Votto 3 call was horrible. and I don't think Larussa should be crying about it to the media, but I am saying that he has the right to be upset.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Bad calls are a part of the game.

    That said, I have little patience for an umpire that has a really poor grasp of balls and strikes. And umpires have been really poor this season.

    I don't blame Votto for arguing, as I feel as if he's been screwed over more than once this season. If LaRussa thought his team was getting squeezed (and it looked like he had a case for sure), I see no reason to give him crap.

    Of course, LaRussa and his team are constantly complaining about something, it seems. I can see why some people think it's little more than a fart in the wind.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    My guess is that if Dusty had said this this topic would be quite different to read.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    My guess is that if Dusty had said this this topic would be quite different to read.
    I think that's kind of the point though.. Dusty doesn't say stuff like this


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