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Friday, August 29, 2014

Ron Roenicke rips into home-plate umpire

ron is considered too passive by man brewers fans so this outburst is surprising. 

“Roenicke was ejected by home-plate umpire Mark Ripperger in the aftermath of the game-tying home run hit by Padres catcher Rene Rivera off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth.

The homer came on just the third pitch thrown by Rodriguez, who fell behind Rivera, 2-0. Rodriguez eventually got out of that ninth, but it was a tough pill to swallow for a Brewers team that fought to take a 2-0 lead in the seventh only to eventually give it back late.

Rivera then beat the Brewers with a walk-off single off Zach Duke in the 10th.

Asked about Ripperger in the minutes following the loss, Roenicke didn’t hold back. Ripperger, as it turns out, was behind the plate for one previous Brewers game this season, a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets at Miller Park on July

“This is the thing that bothers me: this is the same umpire that we had before, and he is terrible behind home plate,” he said. “He calls pitches that aren’t even close. The catcher sets up six inches off the plate and he calls them strikes. I should have been kicked out the last time that we saw him. He was behind the plate,

“I’m tired of sitting here watching the catcher set up off the plate and hitting his glove and (the umpire) calling it a strike. They’re balls. So Frankie misses, OK, it’s off the plate this much, the first one he calls a ball. He’s been calling it all night. The next one was a little further off, but he’s been calling that also. Just call the same pitches, but they’re balls.

“I should have been kicked out in probably the second inning today. It’s the same guy.”

(i appreciate all the tips on how to distinguish my comments from the article but i confess that is too complicated for me.  sorry.  i don’t understand why the old way had to go away.  that was very straightforward and worked.  this is just beyond me)

Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 29, 2014 at 01:41 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, ifthebullpencouldholdaleadronwouldnotbecomplaining, milwaukee, ron roenicke, umpire

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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:13 PM (#4781848)
Harv, they should just edit your posts before approving them. It's like a third base coach who waves everyone through and never bothers to check to see if there's a throw coming in.
   2. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4781860)
larry

is that because the article should be stopped or to help the formatting of my inputs?
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:23 PM (#4781864)
by the way, this umpire DID do a terrible job in the mets game. it was more of the same where batters had better show up swinging.

as for the padres game he was calling a generous low/outside corner that gallardo could not leverage to his advantage. frankie's first two pitches to whatsisname were not like the calls the padres kid was getting. they were higher and more off the plate.

frankie threw a horrible pitch on the 2-0 count. it was batting practice stuff

basically i think this ump likes a fast game and ringing batters up. he shows a lot of gusto calling strike 3. if he would just not call that outside so low i would be on board. but he rung up at least 4/5 guys on pitches that while not unhittable were not strikes and guaranteed for poor contact save for the vlads of the world.
   4. Urkel's Boner Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4781875)
If Ron's going to go out there and complain he should probably do it directly after the two questionable pitches (which I agree were further off the plate than the calls Quackenbush had got the previous inning), rather than going out there after the homer. Just looks like whining and general sour grapes that way. All in all, it was one of the most frustrating games to watch as a Brewer's fan this year. I guess I should consider myself lucky that the thing that causes me the most stress and anxiety in my life is watching K-Rod pitch.
   5. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4781882)
is that because the article should be stopped or to help the formatting of my inputs?


To format your inputs. There are of course some posts that need to be stopped, but having all posts cleared regardless of the formatting style looks sort of unprofessional.
   6. bobm Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:42 PM (#4781890)
i think this ump likes a fast game and ringing batters up

He seems middle of the pack by 2014 SO/9.
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:45 PM (#4781892)
bob

given how he ranks on strikeout to walks i stand by comments. especially as it relates to a fast game. he wants batters swinging.

thanks for the info
   8. boteman Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:45 PM (#4781893)
Harvey, et al, just go to any extant Newstand article, compose what you want to submit in the box at the bottom using the formatting buttons for quotes and all that. Then copy the whole kit and kaboodle and paste it into the News Article submission box and you should get what you want. You don't want to post it under the thread, so don't hit "Submit Your Comment" under the existing thread, just use that edit box to get all those neat formatting tags in there.

It's cumbersome, but it gets the job done and only adds a couple steps to copy and paste.
   9. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:48 PM (#4781895)
bote

i tried that once and it didn't take

but i will give it another try the next time i submit an article


thanks
   10. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: August 29, 2014 at 04:15 PM (#4781964)
is that because the article should be stopped or to help the formatting of my inputs?
I can say sight unseen that it's merely to help format your inputs (which, as another occasional article submitter, I agree are overly cumbersome), not to prevent your article from getting posted.

Don't get a big head about it or anything, old man, but speaking only for myself**: when you post, I pay attention. Maybe it's the "been around, seen it all" knowledge of the game that you share w/Primates like Andy, maybe it's the no-BS "crotchety Wisconsin farmer" attitude, maybe it's the fact that BBTF always benefits from having more Brewers fans around to counterbalance the goddamn Yankees/Red Sox "Axis of Evil," but here's the truth: I was getting breakfast yesterday morning at my health club, looked up to the TV switched to ESPN and saw Roenicke's umpire rant, and quite literally thought to myself as it happened "huh, that's uncharacteristic. Looking forward to seeing what HW has to say about this."

Again: don't get a big head or nothin'. I still expect the Nats to blow your team out come playoff time. ;-)

**Pretty confident I also speak for most everyone else too, but then you never know.

EDIT: Also, for a guy who has trouble dealing with HTML coding when submitting articles, you're definitely taking advantage of the ability to submit colorful tags. I seriously hope to see "ifthebullpencouldholdaleadronwouldnotbecomplaining" again soon.
   11. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 29, 2014 at 04:45 PM (#4781988)
Everything Harvey does is cool with me. Please don't chase him off.
   12. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: August 29, 2014 at 04:59 PM (#4781995)
Everything Harvey does is cool with me.


Except flood his neighbors yard just cause he can : )
   13. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: August 29, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4782007)
Except flood his neighbors yard just cause he can : )
THERE WAS GOOD MONEY TO BE MADE, GODDANGIT!

(Still one of the most memorable, fascinating real-life anecdotes ever relayed by anyone here on Primer. One of the many reasons why I've got a "Harvey posts the phone book? Eh, I'm cool with it" attitude.)
   14. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 29, 2014 at 06:50 PM (#4782040)
all

Thanks for the kind words

That story had several outcomes most notably my wife declaring that omissions of facts are lies

we are partners in this ag enterprise and I didn't bring her up to speed on all the nuances of my plan in a timely fashion

Ahem

she is too concerned with local relations and social networking for my taste
   15. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: September 01, 2014 at 11:03 PM (#4783427)
Agreed with Eso. That story was gold. And I'll always be connected to the Brewers. That 1982 ALCS killed me as a 10-year old Angel fan.

   16. Bunny Vincennes Posted: September 02, 2014 at 12:14 AM (#4783449)
. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:13 PM (#4781848)
Harv, they should just edit your posts before approving them. It's like a third base coach who waves everyone through and never bothers to check to see if there's a throw coming in
.

Yeah, put repoz in charge of something else to make the site the huffington post.
   17. Bunny Vincennes Posted: September 02, 2014 at 12:18 AM (#4783452)
Agreed. Mr. Wallbangers brings far more to this site than repoz and most of the others. Go old Gent!

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