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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Perry: Hawk Harrelson reacts to blown call by Angel Hernandez

It’s the 10th inning, it’s a tie game between the White Sox and visiting Marlins. As such, White Sox broadcaster and devoted rooter Hawk Harrelson was in a state of percolating tension and in no mood for the umpiring pratfalls of Angel Hernandez.

So listen as Hawk reacts—“reacts” as in “core reactor meltdown”—to a plainly incorrect call by Hernandez, in which the latter convinces himself that Alex Rios is out at first despite plain visual evidence to the contrary ...

Thanks to JB.

Repoz Posted: May 25, 2013 at 06:23 AM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rob_Wood Posted: May 25, 2013 at 07:43 AM (#4451914)
Can it be arranged for Angel Hernandez to umpire all White Sox games?
   2. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 25, 2013 at 08:16 AM (#4451919)
This could be a daily feature. Either 'who's ######## about Angel?' or 'who was Hawk ######## about last night?'
   3. McCoy Posted: May 25, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4451931)
What a year for umps.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 25, 2013 at 11:04 AM (#4451950)
Sorry, Ron Santo. Today we must pass the torch of Best Utter Disbelief Call to Hawk Harrelson.
   5. Mark Edward Posted: May 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM (#4451951)
Reminded me of Michael Scott yelling at Toby on The Office.
   6. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: May 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM (#4451954)
This call has nothing on the mariners call.
   7. Squash Posted: May 25, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4451956)
It's interesting that MLB is showing all these clips of Hernandez and other umpires blowing these calls. In the past there would have been a see no evil hear no evil policy. Are they enjoying this publicity in a weird way?
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM (#4451959)
This is the second game-altering blown call for Hernandez so far in the young season. One thing you gotta give him credit for, he sure knows how to blow calls in the clutch.
   9. The District Attorney Posted: May 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM (#4451962)
Reminded me of Michael Scott yelling at Toby on The Office.
I hate so much about the things Angel Hernandez chooses to be.
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: May 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM (#4451969)
This is the second game-altering blown call for Hernandez so far in the young season. One thing you gotta give him credit for, he sure knows how to blow calls in the clutch.


In this case, though, the victim still prevailed.

   11. LargeBill Posted: May 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM (#4451974)
http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=27403447&topic_id=8879212&c_id=tex

There's a link to the Mariner's call referenced in #6. Batter called out yet the ball never reached the 1B. Absolutely amazing.
   12. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM (#4451984)
There's a link to the Mariner's call referenced in #6. Batter called out yet the ball never reached the 1B. Absolutely amazing.


Holy crap. Without a doubt, that is the worst call I've ever seen.
   13. spike Posted: May 25, 2013 at 01:10 PM (#4451995)
Angel Hernandez Ruins Baseball Game is one of the most pithy and durable headlines of all time.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 25, 2013 at 02:00 PM (#4452021)
There's a link to the Mariner's call referenced in #6. Batter called out yet the ball never reached the 1B. Absolutely amazing.

Saw that "highlight" last night, and couldn't believe there wasn't more of uproar. The pitcher clearly caught the ball, intercepting it before it got to the the 1st baseman, and with the pitcher no where near the bag, but the 1st baseman appeared to come off the bag in the act on non-catching the ball, too. Was no one paying attention? Should have been a full Earl Weaver/Billy Martin/Lou Piniella managerial meltdown!
   15. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 25, 2013 at 02:16 PM (#4452031)
No doubt channeling The Simpsons:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4099/4775083936_68ffdc57ca_z.jpg
   16. stealfirstbase Posted: May 25, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4452050)
I respectfully submit this as another awful call:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120502&content_id=30242410&vkey=news_col&c_id=col
   17. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:12 PM (#4452096)
I respectfully submit this as another awful call:


Yeah, that's pretty awful, and one of the sorst judgement calls I've ever seen. But the other call is a difference in kind. The firstbaseman didn't even catch the ball, because another fielder intercepted it. I've seen bad calls, like the Helton one above, where the runner clearly beats the throw, or the firstbaseman is clearly off the base. But I've never seen, nor imagined a call where the runner is out when the firstbaseman doesn't even get the ball. I can see how it would be confusing at first, but did nobody see the pitcher take the ball out of his glove after catching it?
   18. bfan Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:19 PM (#4452110)
Holy crap. Without a doubt, that is the worst call I've ever seen.


yes, as Moreland's foot came off the bag, before he (didn't) get the ball.
   19. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:39 PM (#4452130)
I can see how it would be confusing at first, but did nobody see the pitcher take the ball out of his glove after catching it?


Both the pitcher and the first baseman do a pretty good job of covering up, actually, wandering off in conversation without ever showing the ball.
   20. Bote Man Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:45 PM (#4452134)
But I've never seen, nor imagined a call where the runner is out when the firstbaseman doesn't even get the ball.

Must have been the neighborhood call.
   21. Steve Treder Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:50 PM (#4452136)
To (attempt to) defend what might truly be indefensible, I'm quite sure I've never, ever seen that happen on a play, the pitcher just reach out and intercept a throw the first baseman is entirely expecting to receive. One sees what one expects to see.

But still, as has been pointed out, the first baseman pulled his foot anyway. And the bag is precisely what the ump is supposed to be focusing on.
   22. Gamingboy Posted: May 25, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4452142)
I want to pitch a buddy cop movie where Hawk Harrelson and Brian Kenny put aside their differences to take Angel Hernandez down.
   23. Rennie's Tenet Posted: May 25, 2013 at 06:41 PM (#4452192)
Both the pitcher and the first baseman do a pretty good job of covering up, actually, wandering off in conversation without ever showing the ball.


Afterward, yeah, but the pitcher's first move after catching the ball is to hold the runner at third.

I'm guessing the umpire's theory is that the pitcher caught the ball, and the first baseman touched the pitcher while holding the bag.
   24. Joe Bivens Recognizes the Kenyan Precedent Posted: May 25, 2013 at 07:07 PM (#4452198)
Ah yes, the old "electricity" theory.

Nope. That only works on the playground.
   25. Steve Treder Posted: May 25, 2013 at 07:11 PM (#4452200)
Alfonso Marquez just committed an epic blown call in the Giants/Rockies game. Just epic.

It's the second one in two innings. Neither was close.

Unbelievable.
   26. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 25, 2013 at 07:39 PM (#4452215)
I hate instant replay, but at the rate MLB umpiring is going, they need to add it.
   27. Steve Treder Posted: May 25, 2013 at 07:58 PM (#4452227)
Fortunately, the Giants were able to squeak out a win in the end (in dramatic fashion, at that). Somehow Marquez managed to not blow the final call.
   28. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: May 25, 2013 at 09:13 PM (#4452261)
Afterward, yeah, but the pitcher's first move after catching the ball is to hold the runner at third.


True, but he never really pulled the ball all the way out of his glove as he did so, and in the replay, you can see the umpire staring not at the pitcher, but intently at the base, just like he's supposed to. You know, so he doesn't miss something obvious like a foot coming off the bag. D'oh.
   29. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: May 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM (#4452293)
The umps blew two huge calls in today's SF/COL game as well, both going against the Giants (who managed to win anyway).

One where Belt went five-hole sliding home and CLEARLY hit the plate before Torrealba got the ball down, and then in the bottom of the 9th where Arenado (? maybe LeMahieu) missed tagging Scutaro going into third by about a foot. Both Giants were called out.

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