Tuesday, August 31, 2010

VIDEO: Minor league manager goes crazy after ejection


A video of State College Spikes' minor league baseball manager Gary Robinson getting ejected from a game last Friday is going viral on the Internet.

The Spikes are a Single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates who play their home games at Medlar Field on the campus of Penn State University.

In the sixth inning of an eventual loss to Batavia, Spikes' manager Robinson objected to the home plate umpire's call that an opposing batter was hit by a pitch. After about a minute of discussion, Robinson returned to his dugout and only then was tossed out of the game by the umpire.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Umpire Warning: Fair or Foul?


As Ben Shpigel observed in his account of the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over Detroit Wednesday night, “Hostility reigned from the first pitch Jeremy Bonderman threw.”

The pitch plunked Brett Gardner in the right leg, perhaps in retaliation for his slide into second base on a double play on Monday night that wound up putting Carlos Guillen on the disabled list.

The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, who had hit two home runs in the game,  was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning Wednesday night.Barton Silverman/The New York Times The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, who had hit two home runs in the game, was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning Wednesday night.

As Johnny Damon was widely quoted after the game: “If anyone over there thought it was a clean slide, then we have a different opinion on that. It’s part of baseball. But I thought the slide was dirty, and I’m sure a lot of those guys would agree.”

After Gardner was hit, the home plate umpire, Eric Cooper, warned both benches.

Then, in a tense eighth inning, Yankees reliever Chad Gaudin hit Miguel Cabrera [video], who had homered twice in the game.

Cooper, however, did not throw anyone out, and Tigers Manager Jim Leyland was ejected for arguing that Gaudin should have been tossed.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Ref You Suck team pages on Facebook- Admins wanted!

Hey everyone-

If you are on Facebook like everyone else, then please add some of our new pages! If you want us to make another team page and want to be an admin for it, please send an email to refusuck@gmail.com. We need help! So far I have only made pages for teams who have volunteer admins to run them. If your page gets over 100 "likes", we will send you a free shirt. Thanks!

Ref You Suck page

Ump You Suck! page

Refs' a Wanker (soccer page)

RefYouSuck Ducks page

RefYouSuck Flyers page

RefYouSuck Kings page

RefYouSuck Sabres page

RefYouSuck Capitals page

RefYouSuck Pathers page

UmpYouSuck Angels page