Monday, July 6, 2009

Stupid Ump Ruins It For Everybody

The Good

The offense is still getting it done. The Yanks continue to demonstrate an uncanny ability to hit late and score runs. Something missing from last year's model.

The Bad

Third base umpire Marty Foster called Jeter out at third in the first inning on an attempted steal. Thing was, Jeter was safe according to every type of replay ever invented. Foster then apparently told Jeter that he didn't have to be tagged to be out, which is an obscure rule in some sport other than baseball (source). In baseball you have to be tagged when it's not a force play.

The Ugly

After having their games postponed for the last two days, there was finally baseball in Scranton. Unfortunately, in the second inning, a fan in the bleacher spilled their water onto the field. Unable to get the 12 oz. of water off the playing surface, Scranton had to once again cancel the game.

New Beginnings

Newest Yankee Eric Hinske, in his debut, hit a home run in the fifth inning, finally contributing to Johnny Damon's charity. It shouldn't have taken him until July, but we'll let it pass for now.

Jorge Posada 11hr = $11.00
Hideki Matsui 12hr = $12.00
Derek Jeter 9hr = $9.00
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $20.00
Nick Swisher 14hr = $14.00
Robinson Cano 13hr = $13.00
Johnny Damon 16hr = $16.00
Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 14hr = $14.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 1hr = $1.00
Total = $123.00

If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.


Ruthie said...

now i see why you guys fought for that refund..besides you guys deserving it, these yankees are gonna bankrupt you.. Eric made a great first impression..too bad we couldnt get an instant replay in the 9th =/.....that fan and 12 oz. of water joke was too clever.. pnc and scranton wilkes booth (wasnt wilkes booth the guy who killed abe lincoln??) really messed up big time.

She-Fan said...

The agony and the ecstasy of Eric Hinske today....not in that order. He had a chance in the 9th to be a hero. He ruined it! Grrrrr.

Anonymous said...

You need to update Jeter's HR total. Didn't he just hit his 10th the other game?

Raven King said...

Yes, Eric did make a great first impression.
Too bad whenever I look at him I see Brad Lidge striking him out and the Phillies won the WS.

Raven King said...

BTW, I think the RJG needs to issue an official warning to Bronny Cash.
Screwing up Wang's rehab twice in a roll is ugly enough.
Give him enough time to rest and heal this time.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Alright, I'm going to go through and make sure we're up to date with all the homerun totals. We're apparently falling behind. Thanks to everyone who has pointed it out.

Raven, I agree that Wang's rehab was not handled well, but at some point Wang just needs to go out there and pitch. I don't know where his power sinker went, but were not seeing it. We see glimpses of it, but not the consistant force that won him 19 games in back-to-back seasons.

As a bench player, Hinske's going to be fine. I still want Shelley, but what can you do.

cr1 said...

I'm not going to scream like a tantruming toddler about all this because in the first place as long as the Yankees keep winning series it's all good, and in the second place we played poorly and can hardly be outraged at the loss.

But just one suggestion: we need some age and/or physical conditioning requirements for umps. It's hard enough to try to be everywhere and see everything that you're supposed for people who actually still have their legs and their eyesight. Put a bunch of old men out there who have neither and the probability of error multiplies.

Unless umps have contracts like teachers where once you get tenure you're gold no matter what you do, that shouldn't be too tough to arrange.

Riddering said...

I think that umpire now knows what happens when you DON'T respect Jeter's gangster.

And it ain't pretty.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

You're right Riddering. The ump seems to have called the play based on when the ball arrived, as opposed to when Jeter was tagged. That's just lazy.