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    Ian Kinsler drops truth-bomb on Angel Hernandez

    http://www.12up.com/posts/5399904-vi...bomb-on-umpire

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    Kinsler did what a majority of major league players want to do. In fact, most players should take the same route if Hernandez wants to eject players on a whim again, because that's about the only way at this point MLB could take action on him following his discrimination suit.

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    Well done Ian

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    Unbelievable. This is ridiculous.

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    I mean, Hernandez is one of the biggest jokes, how he is still employed a decade after being well known to be awful is a feat in of itself.

    Now the suit that keeps him employed....

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    If you get a chance to read the full interview. Every thing Kinsler said was absolutely perfect


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    He is a joke but what did the ump do wrong exactly here? The pitch that Ian got a sandy vagina on looked like a damn close pitch and could have gone either way but because it was a ball he reacted like a baby... then the next pitch is 40 feet outside and he stares at the ump like a dick? GTFO... AH is a terrible ump and the umps in general in MLB are bad but this was on Ian for acting like a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    He is a joke but what did the ump do wrong exactly here? The pitch that Ian got a sandy vagina on looked like a damn close pitch and could have gone either way but because it was a ball he reacted like a baby... then the next pitch is 40 feet outside and he stares at the ump like a dick? GTFO... AH is a terrible ump and the umps in general in MLB are bad but this was on Ian for acting like a child.
    Unless Kinsler said something outrageously egregious, he shouldn't have been ejected for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush View Post
    Unless Kinsler said something outrageously egregious, he shouldn't have been ejected for that.
    unless the pitch is horribly outside players shouldnt complain on close pitches either... 2 way street... it makes me sick defending the umps who try to over shadow the players but again in this instance Ian has himself to blame... why should the up hold back if the player cant? Ian shouldnt complain about a close pitch which it was and then turn around and stare down the ump like a ******* when the pitch is 10 feet outside... the intention was clear as day... this is all on Ian by a lot.

    Also the giants still suck : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    unless the pitch is horribly outside players shouldnt complain on close pitches either... 2 way street... it makes me sick defending the umps who try to over shadow the players but again in this instance Ian has himself to blame... why should the up hold back if the player cant? Ian shouldnt complain about a close pitch which it was and then turn around and stare down the ump like a ******* when the pitch is 10 feet outside... the intention was clear as day... this is all on Ian by a lot.

    Also the giants still suck : )
    Even when the Giants suck they still don't suck as much as the Phillies. And then there's the Warriors...





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    The ump should hold back more than the players because people don't pay money to see these guys power trip.

    Tons of guys complain about close calls. The game is intense/emotional in certain moments. The umps, especially veteran ones, should know the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Nut Kruk View Post
    The ump should hold back more than the players because people don't pay money to see these guys power trip.

    Tons of guys complain about close calls. The game is intense/emotional in certain moments. The umps, especially veteran ones, should know the deal.
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    It's because these veteran umpires are bulletproof. Guys like Angel Hernandez know they aren't getting fired, specifically with pending litigation against MLB. Threaten these guy's jobs if they continue to show up players and it will stop.

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    I do not care if they show up a guy. That's entertaining as long as they got the call right or at least can go either way.
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    Kinsler may have reacted inappropriately on this occasion, but his interview and everything he said in it is spot on.
    Baseball has been very very good to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    He is a joke but what did the ump do wrong exactly here? The pitch that Ian got a sandy vagina on looked like a damn close pitch and could have gone either way but because it was a ball he reacted like a baby... then the next pitch is 40 feet outside and he stares at the ump like a dick? GTFO... AH is a terrible ump and the umps in general in MLB are bad but this was on Ian for acting like a child.
    In the interview, Kinsler felt he had already blatantly missed 8 pitches that game.

    He questioned the pitch and Hernandez said it was a strike. Kinsler said, yeah, cause you called it one.

    Then on the outside ball, Kinsler said 'is that a strike too?'

    And then was tossed.

    You can't argue balls and strikes, but Kinsler was upset about more than just one close or questionable call, and he explained that in the interview. He said we (players) know that not all calls go our way, and that sometimes as a hitter you want a call, and the pitcher wouldn't agree. He said most umpires are trying and that's all they ask.

    But that Hernandez was awful all game for both teams and it was directly changing the game.


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