10/19 - ALCS Game 4

nvalvo

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Diaz has been absolutely fucking the Sox all night. It’s a disgrace. Umpires should not have this kind of effect on the game.
He hadn't completely jobbed the Astros since... the previous plate appearance.

Not defending him — he's been terrible — but I'm not sure there's a slant to it.
 

CaptainLaddie

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Umps and all yes. But if you were told the Sox would have a one-run lead going into the 8th and the Sox had Whitlock and Eovaldi pitching the 8th and 9th, you'd feel pretty good about their chances to win it.

That's baseball.
I would. I wouldn't, however, feel good knowing the home plate ump was awful at his job.
 

scotian1

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He had him struck out and should have gone 5-5 to the bottom of the ninth but the Sox lack of hitting especially with tunners in scoring position ( 0 for 8) cost this game.
 

Bergs

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Umps and all yes. But if you were told the Sox would have a one-run lead going into the 8th and the Sox had Whitlock and Eovaldi pitching the 8th and 9th, you'd feel pretty good about their chances to win it.

That's baseball.
Honestly, fuck of with this shit. This is indefensible.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Imagine if humans just decided that even though we have the technology to make ice, we should keep making our fattest fucks lug bricks of it from the pond in the dead of winter just because the fat fuck iceluggers have a good union and it seems quaint.