July 27, 2011

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 17 comments

In the one angle (a slo mo replay where you see the batter fall on his way to first), it looks like the catcher missed the runner.

posted by NoMich at 07:05 AM on July 27

I don't think it was a solid tag at all; the catcher shouldn't have been so quick to "show" the call to the umpire, but from virtually every angle, there's no visible space between the glove and the leg. Perhaps the ump (being as close as he was) saw something we don't, but Lugo's body language immediately afterwards was one of shock, not of one who felt he wasn't tagged. That's telling.

posted by dfleming at 07:53 AM on July 27

Lugo now says the ump made the correct call, but his body language didn't show that, and watching Lugo play for several years in boston, that's just Lugo being Lugo.

The ump now says he may have been wrong.

The catcher could have made a better tag, but it was the 19th inning. He looks clearly out to me. Terrible call.

posted by justgary at 08:31 AM on July 27

"Teams are grabbing QBs as fast as they can. If Kevin Kolb is next, the Eagles will need a new backup plan" Really ESPN? Did you forget that Kolb is under contract? That in order for the Eagles not to have Kolb they have to decide to trade him or release him?

posted by apoch at 10:06 AM on July 27

The real story behind Andrew Luck's beard.

posted by NoMich at 11:16 AM on July 27

The Blue Jays have reportedly swapped Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahan, fuelling the idea that they're heavily after Colby Rasmus to play CF.

posted by dfleming at 12:18 PM on July 27

Rasmus has gone to the Jays. Good pick up for them, I think. Awful trade for the Cardinals, at least in the long-term (may give them a bump for this year). LaRussa always hated Rasmus (actually always has mismanaged youngsters unless they give him no choice a la Pujols and Ankiel); I wish he would just retire already.

posted by holden at 02:43 PM on July 27

Fans of Michigan submitted designs for a Wolverine mascot as part of a contest at the Detroit News.

More schools should totally be represented by vaguely feminine fang-toothed anime killing machines, right?

posted by Folkways at 05:02 PM on July 27

I'm hearing that UNC football coach Butch Davis has been fired.

posted by NoMich at 05:10 PM on July 27

Don't trust everything you hear on Twitter!

posted by yerfatma at 05:28 PM on July 27

"Fans of Michigan submitted designs for a Wolverine mascot as part of a contest at the Detroit News."

Needs more sparkles.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:33 PM on July 27

It didn't look like he made contact with the glove on Lugo, but I still don't think I would have called safe in that situation.

posted by cabuki at 05:47 PM on July 27

It didn't look like he made contact with the glove on Lugo

I haven't seen any pictures or video that show he definitely made contact, but that also means there isn't anything to show he didn't.

MLB Admits Ump Missed Call

posted by justgary at 06:00 PM on July 27

Umpire Meals on call at home plate: "I was incorrect"

Good for him.

posted by justgary at 07:24 PM on July 27

Hanley Ramirez and Jeff Conine argue over who is Mr. Marlin. Meanwhile, two homeless guys argue over who is Mr. Less Urine Soaked.

posted by yerfatma at 07:32 PM on July 27

North Carolina has fired Butch Davis.

posted by beaverboard at 07:45 PM on July 27

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