Jun
03
2010
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My take on the blown call.

As you and the whole world knows by now, last night a perfect game was taken away by a bad call.  Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game last night after umpire Jim Joyce called Indians batter Jason Donald safe. It would have been the final out of the game.  People are calling for more exanded use of instant replay and for the commsioner to overturn the call.  I say let it stand. 

Human error is part of the game.  My biggest question is why didn’t the umpire crew huddle up after that call?  That would have been the time and place to overturn the blown call.  Look at that play in real time again..its a bang bang play with the pitcher covering first…it almost looks like he bobbles the ball and he’s reaching for the base.  Plus give Indian batter Jason Donald credit for hustling down the baseline.  It would have been real easy for him to just jog down the line and give up on the play.  I even heard on one radio station this morning that Donald knew he was out and should have said so….PLEASE!!!…you gotta be kidding me! 

I feel terrible for Galarraga.  But I also feel terrible for Jim Joyce as well.  In the postgame interview he obviously knew he blew the call and was tore up about it.  He no doubt knows this will be replayed over and over again for years to come.  But you know what…it happens..players make errors…umps blow calls…it’s part of the game..and Im betting that if the truth was known…Major League Baseball isn’t too unhappy with all the publicity.

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Jun
03
2010
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Great article on last nights blown call

Fullcountpitch.com has a wonderful take on last night’s blown call.  Check it out at: http://fullcountpitch.com/2010/06/03/perfectly-imperfect/

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May
29
2010
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Day 2 of the SEC Tourney recap

The College Baseball Blog has a nice report on the SEC tournament day 2.  Check it out at http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/05/27/day-2-recap-of-sec-tourney/

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May
21
2010
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Smokies vs. Jacksonville tonight

The Tennessee Smokies play Jacksonville tonight @ smokies stadium.  Friday night means fireworks night! http://tennessee.smokies.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t553

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May
21
2010
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Reds vs Indians today

Arroyo(3-2) 4.78 vs Westbrook(2-2) 4.27  http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=cin&tcid=mm_mlb_sitelist Reds are 23-18

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May
21
2010
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Knox Central stuns the Yellow Jackets 11-1

My high school baseball team took one on the chin yesterday.  Hopefully they will bounce back today.  http://www.middlesborodailynews.com/view/full_story/7574186/article-Knox-Central-surprises-Jackets-11-1?instance=lead_story_left_column

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May
21
2010
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May
21
2010
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The College Baseball Blog SEC recap for May 20th

One of my favorite blogs has their recap for the SEC this week. Check em out. http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/05/21/sec-recap-for-may-20th/

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Jan
10
2010
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ETSU releases 2010 Schedule

The bucs have released their 2010 schedule.  Check out the full story at The college baseball blog.  http://thecollegebaseballblog.com/2010/01/07/east-tennessee-state-releases-2010-schedule/

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Jan
10
2010
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Reds sign cuban lefty Chapman

Yahoo sports is reporting that cuban left hander Aroldis Chapman has signed a 5 year 30 million dollar deal with a National League team believed to be the Reds.  Does this mean I can start wearing my Reds hat again?..Probably not

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