Did Umpire CB Bucknor Bet on the Braves Tonight?

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    Did Umpire CB Bucknor Bet on the Braves Tonight?

    My goodness. That might have been the shadiest effort by a home plate umpire that I've ever seen.

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    And then there was this:

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    Maybe it was Throwback Tuesday, because that sure looks like the strike calls Maddux and Glavine used to get in the 90's.

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    It's C B Bucknor. You didn't really expect him to be good at his job did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Maybe it was Throwback Tuesday, because that sure looks like the strike calls Maddux and Glavine used to get in the 90's.
    Hey, those guys proved they could consistently throw it three inches off the plate so you have to call it a strike! Lol

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    I hope he does not own a roofing business!!

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    Apparently he was so incompetent that the team most upset with him still won the game.

    That was funny. Washington wins but it is the Nationals player Jason Werth barking at him as Bucknor headed to the clubhouse.

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    He has no business working games anymore. He's been horrendous for a very long time.

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    Brings up a related issue.

    How soon will technology be able to accurately call balls and strikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Brings up a related issue.

    How soon will technology be able to accurately call balls and strikes?
    I mentioned it a few weeks ago some where on here...HBO weekly sports show had a segment devoted to this. Technology was set up at a minor league game and worked great. Both hitters and pitchers as well as both managers loved it.

    At this point it's just a matter of time, I think. Probably 10 years maybe less.

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    Should already be happening. Umpires are not necessary.

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    I watched this entire game and he was awful both ways all night. It seems everytime hes on a game whether it be in the field or behind the plate he becomes the focal point of the game. Its time for him to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    It's C B Bucknor. You didn't really expect him to be good at his job did you?
    So after I posted this, I went to YouTube. There are literally hundreds of videos of CB Bucknor doing crazy stuff on there

    I'm well aware of who he is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    It's C B Bucknor. You didn't really expect him to be good at his job did you?
    C.B. is the worst umpire in the history of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Should already be happening. Umpires are not necessary.
    You can't completely get rid of Ump's. There are still rules that need to be interpreted, and calls that cannot be automated, like balks, obstruction, etc. Fair and foul, out/safe also need to be called right away, and I can't think of a way to completely automate that in a way where the call gets done immediately and clearly so game flow doesn't get affected. To me, balls and strikes are the only part of the game that can be completely automated. Automating balls and strikes takes the most subjective and argued part of the game and standardizes it. And it should have already happened by now.

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