6/10 Greinke vs. Erod. Let's get it over with.

ngruz25

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I've watched the replay like 10 times and haven't the slightest clue what the home plate up was doing. He watches the ball trickle up the third base line for two seconds, holds out his arms in a "safe" motion, then points to indicate fair ball.
 

joe dokes

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I've watched the replay like 10 times and haven't the slightest clue what the home plate up was doing. He watches the ball trickle up the third base line for two seconds, holds out his arms in a "safe" motion, then points to indicate fair ball.
I think.....

Safe is "it didn't hit him."
Fair point is for fair ball. Umps don't point to foul balls. They raise their arms.
 

glennhoffmania

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I've watched the replay like 10 times and haven't the slightest clue what the home plate up was doing. He watches the ball trickle up the third base line for two seconds, holds out his arms in a "safe" motion, then points to indicate fair ball.
I think he was saying Alvarez was safe, as in the ball didn't hit him, and the ball was fair. But it was awkward, even if technically correct.
 

joe dokes

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Maybe Remy and OB ought to give Vasquez credit for being the *only* player on the field who knew *exactly* what was going on, instead of celebrating their own dumb-struckery.