New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been ejected from a game against the Detroit Tigers.
Girardi was tossed during a demonstrative argument with third base umpire Tim Welke over a fair-or-foul call in the fifth inning Thursday.
He was upset after Detroit's Andy Dirks hit a go-ahead double down the line because Welke put his hands up to indicate it was a foul ball, then...
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August 09, 2012
If you need one reason and one reason only for Major League Baseball to increase their use of instant replay, look no further than the photo above. The umpire pictured in the photo, Tim Welke, called the runner out. Welke was blocked by Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton when making the call, but as long as you know that Helton’s leg isn’t 6′ long, you know that Helton is off...
Tim Welke blew a call last week. I'm sure you saw it. Jerry Hairston Jr. was called out at first base in Denver, even though Todd Helton's feet were in Wyoming.
Many of you screamed (or typed) the same reaction: INSTANT REPLAY!
That's reasonable. But if you thought Major League Baseball would respond by rushing to expand instant replay, you were mistaken. Baseball...
This makes you wonder if the MLB should be hiring umpires with better eyesight. Watching the officiating in baseball can sometimes be so frustrating that you want to smash your TV. There has been no call worse than the one against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday though. If you want to watch a video of it you have to go here because the MLB is on top of ripping every single...
Nothing gets white guys fired up like a blown call in a worthless baseball game in May. Sure, Tim Welke had a bad angle in the top of the 6th last night when he called Jerry Hairston out with Todd Helton about two feet off the bag. Looked horrible in real-time and looked even worse on replay. The Rockies eventually won and of course white guys went totally berserk on Twitter.
MLB umpire Tim Welke, Dodgers-Rockies game yesterday. It may have gone a bit like this:
He was out!
He was safe!
You idiot! He was out!
All right, you're out of here! ...
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This afternoon, Tim Welke gave us this.
This evening, the Braves and Phillies <http: //www.fangraphs.com/livewins.aspx?date=2012-05-02&team=Braves&dh=0&season=2012>gave us this.
Then, in the wee hours of the night, Jered Weaver gave us this.
The play: Wednesday afternoon, Coors Field, Dodgers vs. Rockies — Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston, Jr. hit a ground ball to Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson’s left. Nelson made a nice diving play, stood up and threw the ball wide to first base. It was wide enough that Todd Helton, who is a pretty good defensive first baseman, realized he wasn’t going to catch it while...
WAY OFF BASE
Umpire Tim Welke blew a call so badly in the Dodgers-Rockies game on Wednesday that it’s almost comical to see how much he missed it.
Dodgers infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. grounded a ball to Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson who made a diving stop and threw across the diamond in the top of the 6th. His throw pulled Todd Helton a couple feet off the first base bag, yet Welke...