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First base umpire Jeff Nelson blew a call in unbelievable fashion on Friday night in Seattle. In the bottom of the second inning, Mariners catcher Jesus Sucre hit a grounder to first baseman Mitch Moreland. Moreland threw to Elvis Andrus at second for one, and Andrus fumbled with the ball before throwing it back to first for the apparent double play. Only that's not what really happened at all. Moreland's foot wasn't on the bag when he supposedly caught the ball from Andrus, so Sucre should have been safe to begin with. Also, there's the tiny little detail of Moreland not even actually catching the ball! That's right, pitcher Justin Grimm actually ended up making the catch on Andrus' throw, and he was nowhere near the bag. That didn't stop Nelson from calling Sucre out on what went down in the scorebooks as a 3-6-1 double play. The worst part for the Mariners is that Brendan Ryan followed Sucre's at bat wtih an RBI double, which could have been a ...
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It’s must be nice being able to play for the Texas Rangers, who currently have the best record in baseball (32-17). So nice that Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus can clown around in the infield for a routine pop up. Beltre, who is probably the best defensive third baseman in the MLB called off Andrus several time, swatting him off while Andrus was snickering, being defiant...
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Umpire Jeff Nelson totally butchered a call on a double play ball in the second inning of the Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game on Friday night, giving catcher Jesus Sucre a memorable first career at-bat.
Seattle led off the bottom of the second with two singles and had Sucre up with nobody out. Sucre grounded a ball to first baseman Mitch...
Umpire Jeff Nelson expressed regret on Saturday for making an incorrect call a night earlier, saying it was a play he'd never seen in 25 years.
''That play, your focus goes to the bag, and you watch the foot touch the bag and listen for the ball hitting the mitt. In this case, I ruled the ball was caught by the first baseman, and the ball was actually caught by the pitcher...
Another rough on for Blue, as this time, on a 3-6-3 double play ball. The throw beats Seattle Mariners runner Jesus Sucre to the bag, but the player (Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland) with his foot on the bag doesn’t actually ever possess the ball. The pitcher who was scrambling to cover, Justin Grimm, snagged the ball before it hit Moreland’s glove. Jeff Nelson...
Blown calls have plagued Major League umpires this year, but this one from Friday night’s Rangers-Mariners tilt is so bad that if it’s not the worst of the season, it’s definitely top 3 material.
In the bottom of the 2nd inning Seattle catcher Jesus Sucre hit into what appeared to be a fairly routine 3-6-3 double play, except that instead of first baseman Mitch Moreland receiving...
DON'T YOU DARE
After the Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners last night by the score of 5-2, the players were celebrating in the middle of the field and it appears that infielder Elvis Andrus decided to have some fun teammate Adrian Beltre. Watch as Elvis touches the head of Beltre with his glove and causes the Rangers third baseman to throw his glove at him: (Courtesy of CBS Sports)
Oh, wait, no it’s not. But it was called that way. Also, Jeff Nelson, the umpire at fault, shouldn’t be confused with the former Yankees and Mariners pitcher who, coincidentally, happens to call Seattle home these days.
In other news, the Mariners lost (again), which renders a blunder like this essentially meaningless.
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At this point it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire.
The latest gaffe might be the worst of all. The Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to bizarrely intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought Moreland...
Adrian Beltre is a strange guy. Like many other professional baseball players, he has a number of quirks and superstitions. But more than anything else, Beltre hates being touched on his head. The Rangers third baseman has a history of lashing out at teammates who dare to touch his dome, and shortstop Elvis Andrus was [...]
You have to give the Texas Rangers credit for pulling a fast one on the umpire’s Friday night in Seattle. Seattle’s Jesus Sucre did his best to not be the second out of a double play after his grounder. After successfully converting the force out at second base, Elvis Andrus tossed the ball to first but the ball was intercepted by Texas pitcher Justin Grimm. Mitch Moreland...
One of the keys to success in baseball is a good "clubhouse vibe." Players spend eight to nine months of the year with each other creating, in most cases, a family-like atmosphere.
Perhaps one of the reasons the Rangers are having success this season is their clubhouse is, almost literally, a family, complete with a pair of "siblings" that take joy in messing...
At this point, it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire.
The latest gaffe might have been the worst of all. On Friday, the Texas Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought...
Elvis Andrus found out that it is not smart to touch Adrian Beltre’s head, even if you are a teammate of his. Check out the small temper tantrum that Adrian Beltre threw after getting a glove on the head. I love every second of this.
[The Big Lead]
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