Wonder how long it would have taken Wild Bill Hagy to deformingly spell out ‘Screw the Orioles’?
Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds lambasted the umpires following the Orioles’ 5-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday night, frustrated when home-plate umpire Tim Timmons overruled first-base ump Jeff Kellogg’s fifth-inning out call on Jhonny Peralta.
Were you surprised when it was reversed?
Definitely. I’ve never in my life seen someone reverse a call. The guy in Colorado [Rockiesfirst baseman Todd Helton got an out call earlier this year despite being far off the bag] the guy was off the bag by three feet. And my foot was on the bag and they reversed it. And it’s a shame they don’t have accountability. They don’t have any, if they make a bad call, it’s like, ‘Ho-hum, next day is coming.’ If we have a bad couple of games we get benched or we get sent down. They have nobody breathing down their throats. They have nobody, they are just secure in their jobs. And they are probably over there right now laughing about it because they don’t worry about it. This game is way too important right now, where we are in the season, for these kind of calls to happen. And it’s very frustrating.
How tough was it having those calls go against you?
It’s almost like ‘Screw the Orioles’ by the umpires. I mean [Adam Jones] was obviously safe at first base the other day, cost us a run against Boston. There’s got to be some kind of replay for this. It’s to the point where all these calls that get missed and it costs people runs, costs people outs. It cost [starter Tommy Hunter] extra pitches. I can’t say how I really feel but it’s pretty obvious.
Posted: August 18, 2012 at 10:13 AM | 52 comment(s)
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