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Old 09-13-17, 04:38 PM
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Tigers Pitcher Throws at Umpire?

I've seen a few youtube videos of youth baseball and softball where it was clear that a pitcher and catcher were working together to hit an umpire. This is the first that I've seen a MLB tandem that looked like they did it on purpose...

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Old 09-13-17, 05:18 PM
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completely incidental.
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Old 09-13-17, 05:21 PM
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I've seen a few youtube videos of youth baseball and softball where it was clear that a pitcher and catcher were working together to hit an umpire. This is the first that I've seen a MLB tandem that looked like they did it on purpose...

I watched the game on Yahoo (MLB) and the announcing team went from thinking the pitcher and (new) catcher got their signals crossed to saying it was intentional (during the between inning break w/mics on) to walking it back a bit the next inning. I wonder if anything else will come of it. FWIW, the ump missed one call (clearly down and away) later in the game. Hmmm...
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Old 09-13-17, 06:21 PM
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completely incidental.
12-year-old catchers are taught to have a good relationship with an umpire. I've seen umpires hit dozens of times and EVERY time, the catcher turns around ASAP to see if he is OK.

This catcher just walks towards the pitcher looking unsure what to do. Watching the play only, I couldn't really tell. Knowing the backstory and the catcher's reaction, I'm fairly certain this was intentional.
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Old 09-13-17, 06:58 PM
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Ausmus, the Tiger manager, is a former catcher, too. He freaked out when he heard that the Indians broadcasters implied it was done on purpose, and I actually think it may have been his idea. Bad career move.

I've thought about calling for the high passed ball, but that's out-of-bounds in my book. I am OK with an "errant" pick-off throw plugging an obnoxious base coach if we have a nice lead, though!!
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Old 09-13-17, 11:35 PM
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They were talking about this on the radio tonight. Most thought it was intentional.
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Old 09-14-17, 06:52 AM
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12-year-old catchers are taught to have a good relationship with an umpire. I've seen umpires hit dozens of times and EVERY time, the catcher turns around ASAP to see if he is OK.

This catcher just walks towards the pitcher looking unsure what to do. Watching the play only, I couldn't really tell. Knowing the backstory and the catcher's reaction, I'm fairly certain this was intentional.
His reaction gives it away imo
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Old 09-14-17, 10:07 AM
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The catcher gave the worst acting performance since the last Ton Cruise movie.
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Old 09-15-17, 01:05 PM
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MLB is looking into this thing:https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/09/15/ti...s-james-mccann
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Old 09-15-17, 03:36 PM
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John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras were ejected during Chicago's Friday afternoon game against the Cardinals after fiery exchanges with home plate umpire Jordan Baker arguing balls and strikes. Is it me or is the strike zone really a moving target these days? Reminds me a lot of the (in)famous Eric Gregg

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Old 09-15-17, 06:33 PM
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12-year-old catchers are taught to have a good relationship with an umpire. I've seen umpires hit dozens of times and EVERY time, the catcher turns around ASAP to see if he is OK.

This catcher just walks towards the pitcher looking unsure what to do. Watching the play only, I couldn't really tell. Knowing the backstory and the catcher's reaction, I'm fairly certain this was intentional.
Well said

And given the Tigers recent pettiness (mostly Ausmus) this would seem to fit that behaviour
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Old 09-15-17, 06:40 PM
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John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras were ejected during Chicago's Friday afternoon game against the Cardinals after fiery exchanges with home plate umpire Jordan Baker arguing balls and strikes. Is it me or is the strike zone really a moving target these days? Reminds me a lot of the (in)famous Eric Gregg

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I love it when Lackey gets pissed off. The guy is an absolute madman
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Old 09-15-17, 09:07 PM
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There is no unwritten rule in baseball that says it's okay to throw at someone's head. Bush league if it was intentional.
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Old 09-18-17, 05:04 PM
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I don't think it was intentional. As a catcher trying to catch a 90+ mph fastball, try to move your glove away from where the ball is going to go is next to impossible. That is a total unnatural reaction to move your glove to the right when the ball is going left. That along with the fact it didn't miss the catcher's left shoulder by much. Totally incidental IMHO.
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