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
1 day ago
OK, I think that we as Royals fans need to now acknowledge that Ventura is now part of the problem. Thursday night we have five more ejections. It wasn't a Jim Joyce & Greg Gibson 7-0 ejections weekend. BUT, Ventura was the problem here. Are others provoking Ventura into this kind of thing? YES. Did Eaton provoke – absolutely. SO FLIPPING WHAT? Stop. Get guys out. That...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Home plate umpire Dale Scott left Thursday's game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first after apparently getting hit on the hand by a pitch. Play resumed quickly, with Jim Joyce calling ball and strikes from behind the mound while Mark Ripperger changed into his gear. The bottom of the first featured a two-man umpire...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2015 | Discuss
During last night’s Tigers 4-0 loss to the Angels, manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the third inning by every Tigers fan favorite umpire Jim Joyce. The reason for Ausmus’ second career ejection as a manager was for continuing to argue a call that was apparently supported by instant replay and given a final rule upon. The play in question was Matt Shoemaker’s pick-off of Eugenio...
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