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Notable, audible FUCK YOU! from Cora on the Twins broadcast. And he's right to be furious, as Rule 6.06 states the following: A batter is out for illegal action when— (a) He hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter’s box.
 

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Notable, audible FUCK YOU! from Cora on the Twins broadcast. And he's right to be furious, as Rule 6.06 states the following: A batter is out for illegal action when— (a) He hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter’s box.
I’m sure someone will kindly remind us that of your baseball team gets a ten run lead the umps don’t matter!!11

Problem solved
 

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Notable, audible FUCK YOU! from Cora on the Twins broadcast. And he's right to be furious, as Rule 6.06 states the following: A batter is out for illegal action when— (a) He hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter’s box.
the replay didn't really show a foot entirely out. partially out, yes.

I'd be more furious at that top of the 17th. I thought they battled really well tonight, fighting through Mookie/Beni being dogshit, then JD/Raffy/X just completely shit the bed there.

Vaz more than did enough horrible work to be a net negative tonight despite that pick off of 3rd. he's my personal goat of the game.

they're playing really well. win the series tomorrow and move on. what sucks is the Rays can't win a series against the Yanks, so we're back to 6.5 behind despite this good stretch.
 

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If the ump didn't see it (and, who knows, since he was on the field for the entire game), and the call is not reviewable (which I don't know), than, yeah, it sucks but what are you going g to do?
 

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Notable, audible FUCK YOU! from Cora on the Twins broadcast. And he's right to be furious, as Rule 6.06 states the following: A batter is out for illegal action when— (a) He hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter’s box.
I obviously have the opposite bias from you guys but I was watching the Twins feed and the overhead shot made it seem pretty clear that neither foot was entirely out. That being said, Cora must have seen the replay before he was screaming at the umps on their way out, so dunno.
 

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once this team figures out the RISP bug (or the luck averages out), they're going to go on a tear. I'm feeling really good about all the games up until London.
 

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"Cora apologized to the umpires. He says they made the correct call, and that Rosario wasn’t out of the box on the bunt attempt."
 

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Ugh, sucky loss last night. Would have been sweet to take the first two from Minnesota. Unlike some of you die hards, there was no way I could stay up for all of that. 18 innings in game 3 of the WS? Yeah. Middle of June? Uh, no. I only wish I woke up to better news.
 

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Cora did apologize also in the post game interviews said he was wrong.

Looked like the foot was not totally out of the box to me.
Yes, the entire heel of the right foot seemed to be right on top of the line at the front of the box.
 

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No, it's the hitters, but you can't get rid of all of them. Their current approach isn't working and trying something else couldn't make it any worse.
I really think the super aggressive at the plate notion comes directly from Cora. It worked splendidly last year, was a real turn-around from previous Sox long, patience ABs, but it doesn't seem to be working as well this year.
 

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I'll take Hyers over "hit it into the ground" Chili Davis.

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No, it's the hitters, but you can't get rid of all of them. Their current approach isn't working and trying something else couldn't make it any worse.
I really think the super aggressive at the plate notion comes directly from Cora. It worked splendidly last year, was a real turn-around from previous Sox long, patience ABs, but it doesn't seem to be working as well this year.
Completely shooting into the dark here, but why aren't certain coaching positions changed on a yearly basis? I mean, how much wisdom can a pitching coach impart to the same staff year after year? I know new players come in/get called up, but would a fresh voice every season be better? Same thing with the hitting coach/instructor position(s), the bullpen coach, etc. Even base coaches, especially if they are getting guys thrown out a lot. It feels like every season, a coach should move along the chain of promotion or be let go and replaced to keep things fresh and constantly be bringing in new ideas and new concepts to prevent complacency, unless there is no desire to advance and the coach is one of the best out there (like Dave Duncan in his prime).

I just wonder if keeping the same voices year-in, year-out is that helpful. As has been mentioned, there's been no back-to-back World Series winner for almost 20 years now and the Giants going every other for 5 seasons is the closest we've seen, but there is a lot of change happening every two seasons. Maybe there's a connection. Maybe not. Either way, I'm just trying to think outside the box here.