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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Horseshit.

The only experience I have as an official is from umping the 3rd and 4th grade softball games back when I was in high school, and I only did that because the head umpire was my brother's girlfriend at the time (If I knew then what I know now...). So I'm not really one to offer up my opinion on what can only be an incredibly stressful job. For crying out loud, I couldn't handle a 9-year-old giving me a dirty look when I'd call her out at the plate. But then finished watching Memphis -Texas A&M a few minutes ago.

Will someone please explain to me how those refs justified taking off 1.1 seconds when that ball was grazed as it went out of bounds. I'm going to bed now.


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2 comments:

PT said...

the ball initially bounced in-bounds. so the clock runs until it hits something out of bounds - which in this case I think was behind the first press table.

I was shocked at this at first too, but after the game the announcers took another look at it and 1.1 was about right.

TheStarterWife said...

I too was an ump of little league softball, and to this day, I consider it the worst job I ever had. It wasn't the kids that were terrible, it was the coaches that would get pissed when you'd call a strike when the ball HIT THE FUCKING MAT they used with the pee-wees.

(What else is the mat for?)