Spurs-Thunder refs missed 11 different insane things

When you think about it, the best/worst referees calls ought to be ones that don’t completely hurt one team but, ideally, kill both teams. That seems both implausible and impossible, right? A bad call, by its very nature, is going to crush one side. Missed first-base calls by Don Denkinger and Jim Joyce that cost the Cardinals...
Via New York Post
May 03, 2016

Don Denkinger Still Getting Cardinals Fans Fired Up

On Sunday night, after NLCS GM2 ended, the TBS post-game show ran a piece on the 30th anniversary of 1985 World Series GM6 (which will officially be next Monday, OCT 26th). More specifically on ‘the call’. This is the point where I’d normally embed the piece so everyone that missed it (i.e. pretty much everyone reading this), but TBS doesn’t appear to put clips of anything...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

#ThrowbackThursday: Reliving the 1985 ALCS

The Royals and Blue Jays will meet in the American League Championship Series starting Friday.  We take a look back at the two teams match-up in 1985.   Before Darryl Motley’s home run; before Bret Saberhagen’s stellar series that led to his World Series MVP; before Don Denkinger’s famous call, the Royals had to get to the World Series.  The Royals would win the...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss


Amazing addition to 1985 Royals championship reunion event. Umpire Don Denkinger! (H/T @BlairKerkhoff) — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 21, 2015
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Perfection (and instant replay) is for the ‘Birds

Instant replay sucks. My apologies for marring your Tuesday morning with such crass remarks, but it really does. In football, it’s infuriating. In baseball, it makes the game even more robotic than it already is. In ice hockey, the NHL counts the six or seven fellows who are watching replays back at league headquarters toward its total television viewership numbers. And did you...
Via Mile High Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Denkinger going gently into the good night ...

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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days. Chances are he'll see himself, too. ''Nobody wants to have the call that I did in the World Series,'' Denkinger told The Associated Press this weekend...
Via Associated Press
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Postseason Memories Now More Than Passed Down Stories

Everything I once knew about postseason baseball was out of a storybook.Throughout my childhood, my parents would often tell the story of Game 6 of the 1985 World Series. They gathered around the smallest television in the Raytown, Mo., house they were at for a Halloween party, and watched the Royals on their way to winning what would be their last World Series for 29 years. They...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

You Decide: Screwed Again?

It’s been 29 years, but to some, “the call” is still one of the defining moments of their baseball watching lives. Jorge Orta was called safe by Don Denkinger at first base changing the course of the game and the World Series irrevocably. Monday night, another close play at first when Matt Carpenter checked a runner at second before throwing over to Allen Craig at first. That...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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