Here is a case of two umpires messing up two separate calls on the same play. In the end, they (somewhat) cancel each other out, with a slight advantage to Colorado, but there’s little excuse for either bad call, especially the one at 3rd base. Check it out… Your browser does not support iframes.
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Watch this closely. The ball is thrown to first base, but the pitcher (the player not standing on first base) catches it right before it reaches the first baseman. Despite that, the umpire calls the runner out. You would think one of the umpires would have noticed who ended up with the ball. Your browser […]
Here is yet another example of an umpire who either doesn’t know the rules, or doesn’t care to enforce them correctly. This certainly would have been played under protest if the Twins weren’t down 8-0 with only a few games left in the season and nothing to play for, and it (hopefully) would have been […]
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Having never been a sports official myself, I try to give officials a pass on close calls. It’s not always easy to get the right call on a bang-bang play. However, when an umpire blatantly disregards the written rules, there’s no way to give them a pass. Especially in a game like baseball, where they […]
Here is a classic example of an umpire making one bad call, and then making even more bad calls out of spite. Three pitches, each miles outside the strike zone, all called strikes because the umpire wanted the game to be all about him. Your browser does not support iframes.
It always angers me that the major sports leagues continue to employ incompetent officials, but it simply disgusts me that they employ officials that purposely make calls that they know are bogus. This is one such call. The San Antonio Spurs were playing the Dallas Mavericks in a late-season game. Tim Duncan had been given […]
In Game Six of the 1998 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan led a comeback in the final minute that won the game and the championship for Chicago. There were two big incorrect calls involving shot clock violations during the game that would have completely changed the game, causing a five point swing in Utah’s favor. The […]
This is something that drives me crazy about basketball. By rule, the referee isn’t supposed to take the shot clock into account when determining if a 10-second violation has been made. The backcourt ref’s hand-counting is the only ‘clock’ that applies. It’s hard to believe that a ref can keep time better in his head […]
In this video, Detroit’s Jones has the ball, and stops outside the 3-point line. A ref is running down the court to catch up with the action, and doesn’t stop in time, colliding with Jones. To cover his mistake, he calls a foul on the defender Billups, who was next to the Jones at the […]