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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Benches clear after Diamondbacks beat Dodgers in 11 innings following controversial call

The story of Friday night’s Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers game is not that it ended in a 3-2 victory for Arizona. It’s that the benches clear after all was said and done, and the D-backs had secured the win.

It all started with a controversial call in the 11th inning with the Dodgers up at bat and trailing 3-2. A.J. Pollock thought he was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Archie Bradley, but the ball—which looked like it may have hit the bottom of the bat—flew up in the air and the catcher gloved it for an out. The Dodgers challenged the call, but it was not overturned.

With no previous outs and a runner on first, a walk would have put Los Angeles in a very different position, but the call stood, and the Dodgers had an out on the board.

If I tried to start a fist-fight every time I was frustrated, I’d be in jail within weeks….

 

QLE Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:50 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: benches clearing, diamondbacks, dodgers

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   1. The Duke Posted: August 11, 2019 at 10:22 AM (#5870288)
What is it with all these managers engaging in bullshit. Hurdle, bell, Martinez and on and on. I wish the league would come down hard on managers for escalating this stuff. How is it that most players are more level-headed in these brawls than their managers.

On one broadcast the other night, someone said David Bell had been ejected nine times this year alone. If you consider that replay has eliminated almost all manager-umpire fights how is it that he has nine ejections?
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: August 11, 2019 at 10:39 AM (#5870291)
That ball might have caught part of Pollock first, but it isn't bouncing that high if it didn't hit the knob.
   3. Jack Sommers Posted: August 11, 2019 at 10:47 AM (#5870292)
He was choked up a little on the bat due to 2 strike count. I believe it hit his wrist, but I think it hit the knob first. Either way, he was called out twice, and was still arguing the play. As he walked past the mound he slowed down and gestured at the umpire just while Turner was approaching the batters box. So Bradley started hollering at him to move on. Had Pollock been well past the mound and was arguing from the baseline area, I think Bradley doesn't say anything. He was being territorial, and his reaction with Pollock in "his space" in front of the mound started all the "fun".

PLayers being passionate, emotional.

Roberts contacted Ray next day and apologized to him as he "mistook" him for a staffer in shorts not the pitcher who had dominated his lineup for the 10th time. Roberts also apologized on air in a dugout interview. So that was classy on his part.

Last night Maeda and the Dodgers shutout the Dbacks who were flatter than pancake on offense. I think this little dustup is over for now, although next time Bradley is out there I think words may continue.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 11, 2019 at 11:18 AM (#5870297)
Had Pollock been well past the mound and was arguing from the baseline area, I think Bradley doesn't say anything. He was being territorial, and his reaction with Pollock in "his space" in front of the mound started all the "fun".

PLayers being passionate, emotional.
If that’s true, I think ‘ridicukous’ is the better adjective.
   5. base ball chick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:06 PM (#5870348)
If I tried to start a fist-fight every time I was frustrated, I’d be in prison for child abuse, or dead (BAD idea to get in a fistfight with a grown male)

The Duke Posted: August 11, 2019 at 10:22 AM (#5870288)
What is it with all these managers engaging in bullshit. Hurdle, bell, Martinez and on and on. I wish the league would come down hard on managers for escalating this stuff. How is it that most players are more level-headed in these brawls than their managers.


- agree that the league should come down REALLY hard on managers who escalate this stuff. am i just getting old or did managers actually used to throw punches/start it up with opposing players - i mean, besides billy martin who i wouldn't put nothin past from what i've heard. SERIOUS time off AND really SERIOUS fines. this is NOT applied to managers who are trying to break it up or holding players back

99.9% of players are more level headed (see andrew mccutchen) because very sensibly, they all KNOW it is just a dingdong waving contest and nobody wants to get actually injured. the stupid managers don't CARE if they get injured because they don't have to be able to, you know, PLAY and a manager can run his mouth with his arm in a cast/sling. maybe it is because modern managers are not much older than the players and are trying to show that their dingdongs still wave - or something like that

actually, i wish they would make it an ACTUAL dingdong waving contest because at least then i could laugh mahself sick instead of just thinking that puig must have a really really REALlY tiny one
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:08 PM (#5870351)
am i just getting old or did managers actually used to throw punches/start it up with opposing players - i mean, besides billy martin who i wouldn't put nothin past from what i've heard.

Billy Martin started fights and threw punches with his own players. He'd fight anyone.
   7. base ball chick Posted: August 11, 2019 at 03:18 PM (#5870356)
snapper

yeh that's what my mama told me. she said it was why he couldn't last any place more than a couple years. he couldn't get any sort of job in baseball these days
   8. John Northey Posted: August 12, 2019 at 02:40 AM (#5870446)
The 80's saw Billy Martin, and Earl Weaver manage teams (both started much earlier), yet somehow it was Bobby Cox who was ejected the most. Go figure.
   9. MuttsIdolCochrane Posted: August 12, 2019 at 05:04 AM (#5870448)
Martin was a genius (at many things including torturing umps) but umps never hated him like the universally hated Weaver, most famous for losing World Series. Cox was just a perennial whiner, usually wrong, who deserved his ejections and never never admitted his team did anything wrong and never gave opponents credit for a thing. The sorest loser (and I mean loser, especially when they were favored to win) of all.
   10. bunyon Posted: August 12, 2019 at 08:55 AM (#5870461)
Cox was as almost as fiery a guy as weaver. And within hailing distance of Martin. But he was enough calmer - and effective - to last a really long time.
   11. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 12, 2019 at 09:22 AM (#5870470)
If that’s true, I think ‘ridicukous’ is the better adjective.


Hilaripusly ridicukous.

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