Fair enough @Westwind and please know I wasn't pertaining to you as a loser I can assure you. Although I can see where that might have been taken that way so please accept my apology. It was not intended that way I can assure.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.
I saw it a bit differently and didn't think it was a train wreck. A few questionable calls but nothing that I don't see in many games we all watch. But perhaps I wasn't paying enough attention and will admit while I spent alot of time watching those games I did channel surf to other games here and there so likely I missed some of the calls you mention.
In regards to Shelby Lowe's gym step, I will have to look at that further the next time I watch them. I agree it seems not to be called that often anymore which I don't really care one way or the other either.
All good and hope you are enjoying some more good games today. Just waiting for the Oklahoma thread to be posted as my alma matter really looks as good as any OU team I have seen before. Pitching is not the best they have had IMHO but still super solid. But the defense and the bats are absolutely unreal. I hope Texas plays them a little bit closer today and does not get another run rule.