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C.B. Bucknor blows another call (unbelievable!)
Yahoo sports minute ^ | 9-25-13 | Blair Johnson

Posted on 09/26/2013 3:07:01 PM PDT by rawhide

C.B. Bucknor has been umpiring Major League Baseball games since 1996. But over that time frame, he — along with Angel Hernandez (a favorite of former Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones) — may be considered the worst ump in the big leagues. Earlier this season, Bucknor managed to punch out a batter with two strikes. But the call he made during a critical point in Wednesday night's Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game truly defies logic. With the score tied 2-2 with two out and runners on the corners, Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich hit a slow grounder down the first-base line. It appeared as if he'd have an infield single — and an RBI along with it. But when Phillies reliever Cesar Jimenez took the toss from first baseman Kevin Frandsen and applied the "tag" to Yelich, Bucknor called Yelich out. The problem? The ball never left Jimenez's glove! And it's debatable Jimenez even tagged Yelich with his bare hand. The Marlins overcame the horrible call and won 3-2 — but Bucknor's incompetence was on display once again.

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1 posted on 09/26/2013 3:07:01 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

The film has been running on various shows on ESPN all day. The worst part is the ump’s reaction to his own bad call. He puts on an “Oh yes you did!” headshake and all. The guy is a disgrace.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 3:10:41 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: rawhide

Totally reminds me of our completely incompetent affirmative action president. He’s made some of the worst calls in history.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 3:12:16 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: FredZarguna

I’ve seen some inexcusable calls this season. This one was pretty bad.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 3:20:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rawhide

I was wondering why this worst umpire ever hadn’t been disciplined or fired. It occurred to me that maybe it was a case of affirmative action.

Yup.

I really don’t watch baseball any more, but that was really flagrant. If there was any doubt in the umpire’s mind, then they should have called for the slow-motion camera or something.

A jerk like that shouldn’t be there, screwing up the game like that.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 3:20:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rawhide

Terrible call in a meaningless game.


6 posted on 09/26/2013 3:25:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: rawhide
I've seem some close calls that are questionable, but this one is ridiculous...

I wonder what process the league takes when such a blatant bad call is made...?

He must have been asleep when he made that call...

7 posted on 09/26/2013 3:31:35 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: TBP

Not such thing as a ‘meaningless’ game. If it was, it wouldn’t be played.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 3:37:25 PM PDT by Misterioso (Was born an atheist 76 years ago and haven't changed my mind.)
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To: Misterioso

Congress should call a hearing.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 4:05:10 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Misterioso
Not such thing as a ‘meaningless’ game. If it was, it wouldn’t be played

Phillies this season: 72-86

Marlins this season: 59-100

You may be onto something there.

10 posted on 09/26/2013 4:14:33 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: FredZarguna

Looks like an affirmative action hire to me, and to question his call ,makes you a racist


11 posted on 09/26/2013 4:14:51 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: rawhide

12 posted on 09/26/2013 4:42:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: rawhide

I don’t think Bucknor was involved, but the Mariners had a call against them earlier this year that was as bad or worse. As I recall, it was a similar play, with the pitcher tossing the ball to the first basemen after fielding a dribbler down the line. Except the pitcher never even threw the ball to the first baseman, who feigned catching the ball for the out.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 4:47:49 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: rawhide

Cb Bucknor sucks. There is no question that he is still an umpire because he is black.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 4:52:33 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Cicero
It occurred to me that maybe it was a case of affirmative action.

...similar to the manager of the Texas Rangers.

15 posted on 09/26/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

I did some research on the play I referred to in an earlier post, and I had it a bit wrong. Seattle was playing Texas, and the Mariners had a runner on first base. A bouncer was hit towards first base and was fielded by the pitcher, who threw to second base for the force out. The pitcher then continued on towards first base, stopping about five feet short of the base. The relay throw to first was caught by the pitcher, well off the bag, rather than by the outstretched first baseman, who had his foot on the bag. The runner was called out even though the pitcher never tagged the runner or touched first base. The first baseman pretended that he had made the catch, and got away with it.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 4:55:40 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: who knows what evil?

Thank you for bringing up Ron Washington.

His team has collapsed in September two years in a row now, yet he’s still working?? What the ...?


17 posted on 09/26/2013 5:18:38 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative
Ugh, Ron Washington. His Rangers would have had a WS ring were it not for his stupidity.

The Rangers are good DESPITE his "managing".

18 posted on 09/26/2013 6:21:10 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: rawhide
Jim Joyce's blown "safe" first base call on what was the 27th consecutive out of Armando Galarraga's perfect game was the most egregious call I've ever seen.
Jerry Meal's blown "safe" at home call on an obvious out cost the Pirates a game in the 19th inning in 2011 against the Braves. Thereafter the Pirates went in a tailspin and extended their consecutive losing season record.
I've watched more baseball this year than I have for a long time and I'm appalled at the number of bad calls.
I've been a baseball purist, but times change, the quality of umpiring is on decline, and I'm now all for video replays.
19 posted on 09/26/2013 6:48:13 PM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: rawhide
C.B. Bucknor is my least favorite umpire (and at times it actually moves over the line into hatred). This reaction started at a Mariner's game when Lou Pinella was still the field manager of the Mariners. Bucknor blew a call, just blew it; and, Lou, being Lou, raced out of the dugout to argue vociferously about the bad call.

Bucknor just stood there with his arms crossed and this smug, sneering look on his face. Lou just got madder and madder. Threw his hat into the outfield, threw first base into the outfield. Finally got tossed.

At a press conference after the game, Lou admitted that the fact that he just stood there, smirking at him, just kept making him madder.

20 posted on 09/26/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Amagi
I have to disagree very slightly. While the Joyce call was off by a half a step and was bad, it's only arguably a very bad call because of what was at stake. It's a shame it ruined a perfect game, but the call per se is only terrible and not the worst call ever.

In the instant case this might very well be the worst call in the history of the game. There is no attempt at a tag with the glove -- as a matter of fact, even with the ungloved hand he's nowhere near the runner. It's not a question of a tenth of a second or less. There simply was nothing even resembling a put-out in the vicinity of the play.

21 posted on 09/26/2013 7:42:38 PM PDT by FredZarguna (With bell, book, and candle, please.)
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To: rawhide

If I were managing, I’d be tempted to pull my team off the field.


22 posted on 09/26/2013 7:47:22 PM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: rawhide

I cringe whenever C.B. Bucknor or Angel Hernandez are calling balls and strikes.

I also cringe when Jeff Triplette is officiating an NFL game for the missed calls and exorbitant number of penalties called.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 5:11:37 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I do more than cringe when Hernandez is ANYWHERE on the field when my Cards are playing. That bastard has had it in for them since he first became an ump back in the 90’s.

Hate when C.B is there too but not as much as Hernandez.


Free Phineas!!!


24 posted on 09/27/2013 3:16:30 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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