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    Easy scoring call - double and two RBIs. The...

    Easy scoring call - double and two RBIs. The play was handled properly by the umpires. Bill Miller made the call while jumping out of the way of the ball, and he asked for help. The umpire manual...
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    5-29 game? Who was the batter?

    5-29 game? Who was the batter?
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    Nava's long single in the fifth? Wasn't my game...

    Nava's long single in the fifth? Wasn't my game today, but try calling that an error for real and see what kind of reaction you get. I'd love to witness it. (Same with Pedroia's homer off the heel...
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    How many points to a get for gnarly?

    How many points to a get for gnarly?
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    I was put on the three-member official scoring...

    I was put on the three-member official scoring advisory committee, but it doesn't deal with appeals. We're kind of a resource for the other scorers to bounce things off, we're involved in the...
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    Might have looked like an easy decision, but the...

    Might have looked like an easy decision, but the play got sent in to MLB for review. I'm waiting to hear if it gets overturned - that's the context with which we get to make these calls.
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    The error on Plouffe was for the additional...

    The error on Plouffe was for the additional advancement of the runner only. Machado got a hit, and there would have been no error had he not gotten to second. Burton could have received an error -...
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    From an old fart to an old goat, thanks for the...

    From an old fart to an old goat, thanks for the nice words.
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    The Doumit play Wednesday in Boston was about as...

    The Doumit play Wednesday in Boston was about as weird as that baserunning by the Cubs (was that the Cubs?) earlier this year. The original call was a fielder's choice because it thought it was a...
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    I was going by the position he was in to make the...

    I was going by the position he was in to make the catch at the time the ball came down. It wasn't a good position, and it left him in a spot in which he had to leap and lunge. At that point, he...
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    My game tonight, so you can put those on me. ...

    My game tonight, so you can put those on me. And, like it or not, notoriousofficialscorer outranks notoriousgod. Just check the box score tomorrow if you don't believe me.
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    No argument with what you're saying. Among my...

    No argument with what you're saying. Among my favorites is getting word that a player is unhappy about being charged with an error with the explanation, "He said, 'Yeah, I should have made that...
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    I got a better look at the play and will change...

    I got a better look at the play and will change "could have caught" to "should have caught." However, I think the hit call was a good one. Not as clear cut a decision, though, as I thought it was...
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    I came in late, right after it happened. Was...

    I came in late, right after it happened. Was there an argument? (I saw that mlb.com marked an On Field Delay.)
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    Finally watched it although the mlb.tv was...

    Finally watched it although the mlb.tv was stuttering a bit. Someone thought that should have been an error? NFW. Yeah, it could have been caught, but no way would I even think about calling it an...
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    Our cat says it stays on, and he's an expert...

    Our cat says it stays on, and he's an expert based on his extensive experience of slipping in there without us seeing him.

    Hope you're enjoying this. I am. Thanks.
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    Good point. If anyone ever boos one of my calls,...

    Good point. If anyone ever boos one of my calls, I'll just interpret as "Steeeeeeewww" Meanwhile, I gotta admit I almost miss Sammy's yells of "That's not a hit!" from the stands.
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    I'm replying just as a test to see if this...

    I'm replying just as a test to see if this response gets nested directly beneath the post I'm responding to. John Gregory is coaching me and advised that I use the Reply with Quote rather than...
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    Not me.

    Not me.
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    Regarding a question from yesterday - have...

    Regarding a question from yesterday - have scoring standards changed over the decades? My guess is that most people would say they have, that scorers are softer and calling more hits. My answer is...
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    Right. Players with limited range don't get to...

    Right. Players with limited range don't get to balls; when they're out of someone's reach, it's a hit. Players with better range put themselves into a position to make more errors, on the fielding...
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    Is your question/concern with the general concept...

    Is your question/concern with the general concept of errors, that it's not an effective statistic for evaluating fielding, or is it with the official scoring itself?
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    Wow. This program recognizes naughty words. I...

    Wow. This program recognizes naughty words. I see it turned "****" into "****". Smart program. Dang.
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    I think there was a how did I get into this...

    I think there was a how did I get into this question somewhere. I started getting chances to do official scoring because of public-address announcing. In 1982-83 the scoring was tacked on to my...
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