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Old 06-17-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Rivas' drive over the wall in the left-field corner was called fair by third base umpire Brian O'Nora. Television replays, however, clearly showed the ball sailed to the left of the net that serves as a foul pole at Olympic Stadium and should have been ruled foul.
Did the league fine that umpire? Did he get suspended? Such crap.
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Old 06-17-2004, 05:36 PM   #2
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Its an EXPOS game man. No one cares. They have some softball league guys out there drunk going "Ah yeah...looks fair...sweet."
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:04 PM   #3
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Refereeing in general has been poor in all sports. Outisde of the NFL, there is little oversight of the referees. Mark Cuban has done the NBA a great service by tracking the refs calls over the last few years, but I don't think the NBA has listened much to his complaints, although they are valid.
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
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I couldn't even tell at first through all of the replays that it was fair or not. Baseball as whole is the hardest sport to umpire. I would say football is but they have replay now. Decisions in baseball are made by millimeters and it has a certain tradition with its officiating that shouldn't ever change. Baseball is the only respectable sport still. Lets not give the umpires too bad a time. Maybe give him a fine or small suspension but don't do too much.
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