"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|3 hours 40 min ago||Fuck yeah! Maybe the Alabama coach can complain more||
about a strike that was totally in the K Zone.
|3 hours 48 min ago||To make an asinine call||
that was an embarrassment for WCS, period.
|3 hours 50 min ago||Well, first you have to have a terrible crew||
then you have to be a bunch of jackasses who can't communicate.
Basically, you have to be very, very stupid people.
I've umped hundreds of softball games and been in plenty of ump conferences. The question is always: "WHO HAD THE BEST LOOK AT THE PLAY?"
It's that simple.
Shame on the home plate umpire who - as the ball was dead on the line - clearly had a flawed look at the ball, and shame on the ump who was right fucking there for not saying, "hey, I was right fucking there, that's the call."
Except the ump on the line was probably staring into the distance and therefore had no confidence in the call.
|3 hours 54 min ago||Seriously, HOW CAN YOU BE SO TERRIBLE||
Ball was dead on the line. I'd send an umpire the fuck home after the final out for a call like that. Ump was RIGHT THERE looking at the damn thing.
It is mindboggling to me how bad the umps are in college softball.
This is not an exaggeration: the quality of umpiring in MY FUCKING BEER LEAGUE SOFTBALL LEAGUE is way, way better than what you've got here. How is this fucking possible?
|1 week 5 days ago||Check out this hilarity||
"The first diagram will be a horizontal representation depicting the width of the strike zone. The limits of the width are bounded by the edges of the 17-inch wide home plate plus the width of the softball as it grazes either edge."
HA HA HA HA HA.
Apparently, that's a diagram the NCAA "Playing Rules Oversight Panel" put out there.
I still don't get why they can't find better umps than this, but I guess it is what it is.
|1 week 5 days ago||Can't handle the umpires/announcers||
they are praising this umpiring crew as "dynamite," meanwhile the strike zone is literally random.
The announcers are referring to the "outside edge," but the ball is literally in the opposite batter's box.
I don't know who we would have preferred to face, so it's really neither here nor there, but as much as I enjoy these games, the strike "zone" just drives me batty.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think this poor guy is just asking about Blimpy Burger||
poor guy getting savaged by down votes
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Smells like communism||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That little girl needs a championship shirt!||
someone get on that!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Gotta love Hutch||
definitely worth making the dog wait to watch that. Now time to walk the doggie!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||WOO HOOOOO!!!!!! Tourney Champs!||
What a dominant tourney!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"The Corner"||
needs quotation marks, lol
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This has been a thoroughly dominating performance||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Romo, tries to hit sac fly, GOES YARD 6-0||
Her bat speed is RIDICULOUS.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||3rd out on Nebby runner leaving too early||
that's one of those super softbally things.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This ump's outside corner, lol||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think she got up even higher, though!||
SiLo is such a good athlete.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The change to get the fly out to SiLo looked good||
but she turfed another one. I do wonder if she has a good feel for it or not tonight.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||SiLo is AMAZING - another robbed HR!||
Now that one was hit well - what a terrific play!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ha, I've just been burned too many times||
my team has run the zebra down so many times in that last frame and I've seen it go the other way.
Too painful getting chased down and beaten.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||1-0, Montemarano blasts one past the 3B, drives in 2||
yeah, they have not been fooled by this pitcher *at all* so far.
Oops, 1-0, indeed! I'm in that sleepy post-work out zone, and apparently excessively optimistic.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I thought it looked harmless the whole way||
pitch was designed to get her out front and induce a fly ball and it did just that. I don't think that ball had a chance to do anything but nestle into SiLo's glove.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wagner looking good||
strong inning from her. Her fastball is crackling tonight.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, neither one of them looked fooled *at all*||
I always forget how much I hate being the away team.
Like for 30 plus years, game starts and I'm like, oh, right, this sucks!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Was that girl even out to end the Nebraska-Iowa game?||
Really would like to see a good replay.
I don't trust these umpires, at all. They all seem substandard.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Good question - doesn't seem like they are that critical||
at the WCWS, either, but I may be misremembering.
I do tend to think women's sports coverage is less critical, overall, which seems insulting to me, but then, I'm not a woman. It just seems condescending to behave as though they can't handle high expectations and withstand a critical eye.
Lisa Byington, here, is a paragon of mediocrity.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Btw, Coach Hutch liked one of my tweets at Bacon the other day||
so that life goal has been met, lol.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||BLANCO. BALLGAME. BOMB.||
crushed it to dead center 9-0 mercy rule!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, but I honestly believe I missed||
maybe one forceout call in 7 solid years of umping our league games (we all ump when our team is off). Again, it's about getting down at that bag and keeping sight on ball, bag, glove, runner - the sound was almost a back up for me, as my eyes pretty much told me all I needed to know. It was like a triangle of vision, but you've got to be in the right position and the most important point of that triangle was the bag.
But yes, I'd agree that missing a tag play is downright unforgivable.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Which is where you get that robo out||
you've been too lazy to be in the right place, so now you just guess and make it sound emphatic.
I honestly believe you should just about never miss a call on a bag. Balls and strikes is a challenge even for the best, but plays at the bags, get in the right spot, make the right damn call.