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ECU Walk off HR Was Called Back Because 1st Base Ump Gave Pitcher Timeout Mid-Pitch
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Ridiculous call during the ECU vs. Bryant game this weekend. Per Barstool Sports...
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ECU was tied with Bryant 3-3 in the ninth when Justin Wilcoxen turned on one and smoked it to right for a walk-off solo shot. ECU comes on the field to celebrate, they get their first win of the season, the boys are partying. But then you see the umpires get together to chat. It was close to the line so maybe it was foul? WRONG. The first base umpire had granted the first baseman time just as the pitch was being thrown. Only the first baseman and umpire reacted to it. Watch everyone else, the pitcher throws it, the hitter is ready to go, home plate umpire goes through with it, no one else reacts. Why is that umpire granting the defender time? Just because it's requested doesn't mean you have to grant it. There is 0 reason to grant time that late. So after the ECU manger gets tossed the game goes on and ECU ends up losing in extra innings, 5-4.

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southernboisb29 months
WHO asked for time...1B or the pitcher THROWING the ball?
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cheeto22529 months
I would have pulled my team off the field and not finished the game in protest. Wrong is wrong no matter what. The umps could have, and should have decided that the pitcher was in his throwing motion and time, even though called, should not have been given and they could have corrected that bc the time did not affect the pitch or the outcome one bit...well, it did ultimately affect the outcome of the game, but it shouldn't have.
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TaderSalad29 months
Hopefully they’ll never officiate a meaningful game ever again.
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tigeraddict29 months
And they ended up losing in extra innings…..
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jctiger7329 months
First of all, I am not taking any sides on this incident. As usual, some self-described expert, that has probably never laid his eyes on a rule book, states that the umpires screwed up. Just because one has never seen something before means absolutely nothing to the discussion. Nor does it suggest that the decision was correct or incorrect. Baseball is knows for unusual things happening.
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ALhunter29 months
On rare occasion something occurs in sports that is so obviously unfair that interpretation doesn't require an intricate understanding of rulebook nuances.
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cheeto22529 months
The umps DID screw up. There was NO reason at all to give time in the middle of a pitch that NOBODY other that the first baseman even heard.
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