2021 NLDS 101: Giants v. Dodgers Game Thread

Yelling At Clouds

SoSH Member
Jul 19, 2005
Jeez, the tone of the discussion around the check-swing call led me to believe that this happened on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and Scherzer on the ropes or something much more dramatic. I get that it’s not ideal for a game (season!) to end on a judgment call, but that is not the reason the Giants lost, from what I can tell.

DISCLOSURE: I was rooting for the Dodgers.

Five Cent Head

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Gold Supporter
SoSH Member
Jul 17, 2007
I've wondered for a while if umpires blow more check swing calls on black bats because they're harder to see. Any data on checked swing calls vs whether it's a light or dark bat?