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Old 05-09-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Note that the rule states that the umpire MAY. He is not obliged to, and it is a judgment call. The intent of the rule is not to protect the lives of players, but to prevent a team from gaining an undeserved advantage of play as a consequence of a player becoming incapacitated. Since there were other fielders alive and conscious who could play the ball, there was no reason for a stoppage. For example, if the third baseman is shot from the stands by a sniper, the umpire can call time to keep a runner from using the opportunity to advance from second to an uncovered third base.
That rule, like all rules, can easily be changed.
We are not bound by the ignorance of our past

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As for players health taking precedent, there is no way that an umpire calling time would have accelerated the emergency medical attention to any player whose life was hanging in the balance. Five or ten seconds is not critical,
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you'll support hockey goalie masks for pitchers.
In my experience once a person starts telling another person what their argument is, then any chance for rational discourse has passed. Have a good day.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Note that the rule states that the umpire MAY. He is not obliged to, and it is a judgment call. The intent of the rule is not to protect the lives of players, but to prevent a team from gaining an undeserved advantage of play as a consequence of a player becoming incapacitated. Since there were other fielders alive and conscious who could play the ball, there was no reason for a stoppage. For example, if the third baseman is shot from the stands by a sniper, the umpire can call time to keep a runner from using the opportunity to advance from second to an uncovered third base.
Is the above based on some information which you have, or is it based on what you assume was the intent?

If it is the former and your explanation is correct, then the rule was written poorly, wasn't it? It fails to draw any sort of distinction which suggests a specific intent or limits its possible applications.

If the latter, where you are guessing at the intent based on what seems logical to you, then looking at the way the rule was written, without any caveats, wouldn't it also be reasonable to conclude that the intent was to leave the matter to the discretion of the umpires, as you recognized, but without the limitations you suppose are in place?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Been a while since the Rockies have had a hit.

9 innings last night
5 innings today
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Been a while since the Rockies have had a hit.

9 innings last night
5 innings today
6 innings today

46 straight Rockies have come to bat without recording a hit
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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6 innings today

46 straight Rockies have come to bat without recording a hit
7 innings today

49 straight
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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7 and a third innings.
50 straight Rockies hit without getting a hit.

Then Nolan Arenado singles.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Rockies end up with 3 hits over the last 2 games
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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It seems like strikeouts have been dominating the baseball news this season. The Astros started out on a pace to eradicate the previous record. Halladay had that weird game where he was hammered around but struck out nearly every batter he retired, then Cobb had the 13 K's for the Rays. Chris Carter was on some pace to strike out a billion times or so...

But.....

I looked up the numbers and there isn't a huge change from last season. In 2012 teams averaged 7.5 whiffs per game. In 2013 so far it is 7.6.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Default Sweet and Sour

The Indians scored only 1 run in yesterday's doubleheader but still got a split.

The Yankees allowed only 1 run but only managed a split.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Dodgers activate Zack Greinke.
Place Josh Beckett on the DL. The 6th Dodger starter to go to the DL (Billingsley, Capuano, Lily, Greinke, Fife).
Sign Jonathan Sanchez.
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