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Lol, the bobbled ball at first base and the foul tip not called were pretty bad calls.


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Yep, Can find calls like that in almost every game I see. Keep watching and you will learn the same. It happens and shouldn't be a surprise to anyone unless you haven't seen a game before. Not possible to be perfect as much as we wish it was.
 
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@Westwind they made the right call simple as that. Been watching the whole serie and the umps have been fine IMHO. Auburn doing their thing and winning. Agree with you that pandemonium did NOT incur. Not even close.
Lol.

Maybe they were on commercial break for the fun.

It was a train wreck. A slowly developing train wreck that started Friday.
 
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Lol.

Maybe they were on commercial break for the fun.

It was a train wreck. A slowly developing train wreck that started Friday.
LOL! Auburn FRESHMAN pitching has a future and I would never take that away from a group of girls. Call it what you want but it watsn't close to a train wreck. Losers usually complain and that is just sad for the players that bust their butts to show up every game and give it their all. If you can do better, then show up and do it. But don't take away from what these girls are doing.
 
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TV never showed a view down the line so can't tell for sure. Runner was mostly in foul territory but toes touching the line. As ball came at her she twisted to avoid and very possible her backside was at the line or over the line when she got hit. Only a fraction of the ball had to intersect the line to be called fair. Long story short, the PU possibly/ probably got it right.
 
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LOL! Auburn FRESHMAN pitching has a future and I would never take that away from a group of girls. Call it what you want but it watsn't close to a train wreck. Losers usually complain and that is just sad for the players that bust their butts to show up every game and give it their all. If you can do better, then show up and do it. But don't take away from what these girls are doing.
Let’s get one thing straight here: I’m neither a loser or a complainer. I just want to clear that up right here and right now. I was a spectator at what some people believe was a poorly officiated game. I’m not the only one. Cruise on over to Robo, there is an entire thread over there about it. You are focusing on one call of many that was jacked up in this series. You also don’t seem to understand that the call was in Kentucky’s favor. Mickey Dean wanted the ball called foul, and he would have saved an out and kept a runner on third. Why would I complain about that?

I have not taken any shot at Auburn. The two freshmen pitchers are excellent and are only going to get better. Auburn is hitting the ball. Mickey Dean is an excellent coach and we are just starting to see what his teams can do imho. Shelby Lowe does gym step on about half of her pitches, replanting about four inches ahead of the rubber but I don’t think that’s unusual in college softball and I don’t think it it’s uncommon for that to not be called. Frankly, I don’t care.

I HAVE taken a shot at an umpire crew that lost control of a game. Softball is a beautiful and efficient game. Having to stop the game every inning for a conference with your umpire crew chief to fix a screw up takes away from that beauty.

The one call you think I’m complaining about was only one call. Auburn would have lost more than Kentucky did had they not fixed it. While they were running a Mentos commercial on tv, they were putting the batter runner on first. The players/coaches/umpires seemed unsure if the ball was live or dead and she was not on first. The batter runner might have gone to the dugout, idk. This call was not rocket science. Yet it led to arguing on both sides and I can tell you it was handled poorly and in a very unprofessional manner.

The worse call was tipped foul ball in the seventh that hp ump called for a third strike. That one never got fixed. That set off some chaos.
 
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Let’s get one thing straight here: I’m neither a loser or a complainer. I just want to clear that up right here and right now. I was a spectator at what some people believe was a poorly officiated game. I’m not the only one. Cruise on over to Robo, there is an entire thread over there about it. You are focusing on one call of many that was jacked up in this series. You also don’t seem to understand that the call was in Kentucky’s favor. Mickey Dean wanted the ball called foul, and he would have saved an out and kept a runner on third. Why would I complain about that?

I have not taken any shot at Auburn. The two freshmen pitchers are excellent and are only going to get better. Auburn is hitting the ball. Mickey Dean is an excellent coach and we are just starting to see what his teams can do imho. Shelby Lowe does gym step on about half of her pitches, replanting about four inches ahead of the rubber but I don’t think that’s unusual in college softball and I don’t think it it’s uncommon for that to not be called. Frankly, I don’t care.

I HAVE taken a shot at an umpire crew that lost control of a game. Softball is a beautiful and efficient game. Having to stop the game every inning for a conference with your umpire crew chief to fix a screw up takes away from that beauty.

The one call you think I’m complaining about was only one call. Auburn would have lost more than Kentucky did had they not fixed it. While they were running a Mentos commercial on tv, they were putting the batter runner on first. The players/coaches/umpires seemed unsure if the ball was live or dead and she was not on first. The batter runner might have gone to the dugout, idk. This call was not rocket science. Yet it led to arguing on both sides and I can tell you it was handled poorly and in a very unprofessional manner.

The worse call was tipped foul ball in the seventh that hp ump called for a third strike. That one never got fixed. That set off some chaos.
The worse call was tipped foul ball in the seventh that hp ump called for a third strike. That one never got fixed. That set off some chaos.
One of the field umps should have weighed in on that call. It was an obvious foul tip. Maybe the hp ump missed it but everyone else there saw it. But by that point of the game the umps just wanted the game to end and get the hell out of there.
 
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What about the scenario that I brought up, where a line drive hits the runner in foul territory but this kept the 3rd baseman from catching the ball??
Runner is out. Foul ball on the batter (a strike if less than two strikes on the pitch.)
 
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