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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wilson Ramos - A Man With Five Balls

So all a catcher has to do is tell the ump what the count should be and VOILA?!

Leading off the sixth inning of the Nationals’ 9-2 win, Ramos took a ball on a 2-2 pitch. Home plate umpire Scott Barry, according to Ramos, declared the count 3-2. Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez turned and asked, “Isn’t it 2-2?”

“Yeah, Barry replied. “2-2.”

“It’s not 3-2?” Ramos asked Barry.

“No, it’s 2-2,” Barry said.

Ramos shrugged and went back to the at-bat.

 

boteman Posted: May 31, 2014 at 11:48 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: balls and strikes, nationals, umpiring

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   1. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: May 31, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4716640)
And just when Two and a Half Men was cancelled.
   2. Publius Publicola Posted: May 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM (#4716721)
A man with 5 balls- you need a pretty talented tailor for that.
   3. puck Posted: June 01, 2014 at 01:25 AM (#4716757)
These are not the droids you are looking for.
   4. Snowboy Posted: June 01, 2014 at 02:07 AM (#4716760)
Five balls, corner pocket... [/Fast Eddie]
   5. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: June 01, 2014 at 11:43 AM (#4716814)
Before 1880, a man could have as many as nine balls, which must have required enormous jock straps...

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