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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cubs Coach Loretta Suspended for Talking to NY Replay

MLB suspended Chicago Cubs Bench Coach Mark Loretta one game for using the umpires’ Replay Review headset to speak with the Replay Official in New York in an attempt to get an explanation for an outcome that didn’t go his team’s way.

On Saturday, September 21, Replay confirmed 3B Umpire and Crew Chief Mike Everitt’s third inning ruling that Cubs runner Kyle Schwarber was out during a stolen base attempt when Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter appeared to tag Schwarber with the heel of his glove.

Following the confirmed ruling, Loretta purportedly intercepted the on-field Replay Review technician and spoke via headset to the Replay Operations Center, earning Loretta a one-game suspension for unauthorized use of equipment (“inappropriate conduct”), which he served Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Sincere question: Has something like this happened before?

 

 

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:20 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: mark loretta, replay, suspensions

Monday, September 16, 2019

MLB: “Regret” over replay miscommunication in White Sox loss

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball has expressed “regret” over a miscommunication that resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Chicago White Sox against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Seattle’s Omar Narvaez hit a ball off the top of the wall in the bottom of the 10th inning that was ruled a home run by umpires. The ball did not clear the fence, and had a replay review been conducted, Narvaez would have been awarded a double and the game would have continued tied at 1.

“In last night’s game there was conversation between the umpires and the White Sox as to the procedure for potentially reviewing two different aspects of the game-ending play,” MLB said in a statement Sunday. “There was then a misinterpretation regarding Chicago’s desire to have any aspect of the play reviewed. We regret that this miscommunication resulted in not reviewing the home run call on the field.”

These issues with replay- and yet many of us seem to think robot umps will be infallible…..

 

QLE Posted: September 16, 2019 at 12:33 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: replay, white sox

 

 

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