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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Tricking an Umpire

(Formerly titled Todd Frazier Tricked an Umpire with a Rubber Ball)

The link at the top goes to an article on Todd Frazier’s play the other day, for which there’s already a thread. This thread is being re-deployed to discuss times when umpires were tricked, intentionally or not, into making the wrong call. BDC’s post #5 below is a great example.

PreservedFish Posted: September 05, 2018 at 09:53 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: cheating

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Phillies reliever Austin Davis has cheat sheet confiscated by Joe West

Veteran umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Phillies reliever Austin Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia’s 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

Davis and Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he was using the card merely for information on the Cubs hitters. West said that was illegal under Rule 6.02(c)(7), which states that the pitcher shall not have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance.

You don’t see this every day…..

Posada Posse Posted: September 02, 2018 at 08:07 AM | 104 comment(s)
  Beats: cheating, joe west, phillies

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Trevor Bauer insinuates there’s something fishy going on with Astros pitchers and MLB rules

Trevor Bauer hardly feels like the most trustworthy whistleblower, but…

As noted, though Bauer doesn’t straight up say, “the Astros are cheating,” the totality of the message is just that. He’s saying Astros pitchers are using sticky, foreign substances to increase their spin rate, which helps with breaking stuff and velocity, among other things. Let’s take a look.

With fastballs, Justin Verlander is first in spin rate among starting pitchers. On curveballs, Charlie Morton is second among qualified starters after Garrett Richards while Verlander is in the top 10.

Baldrick Posted: May 01, 2018 at 02:30 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: cheating, houston astros, spin rate, trevor bauer

 

 

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