Was Barksdale the Umpire In Colorado in 2007?

Saturday August 8, 2009

In the worst blown call by an umpire since game 163 in 2007 when Holliday never touched home plate, home plate umpire Lance Barksdale called Everth Cabrera out on a play in which he was clearly safe in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Manager Bud Black was thrown out of the game for arguing the call.

Now Black will be fined for being thrown out of the game. A MINIMUM of $25,000.

Will Barksdale be fined or be suspended because he missed such an obvious play that he was in the perfect position to see?

If the Padres lose the game by a single run will the commissioners office make the Mets come back and play it over from that point on?

Of course not. Umpires get to act with complete impunity. No matter how bad they are or the result of their mistakes, they cannot be punished in any way.

Its a joke.

There needs to be instant replay for plays like that. They did it for home runs, its time to add plays at the plate. Its also time to give managers a red flag so they can challenge any call.

I also think that in this case, Barksdale should pay Black’s fine. It won’t give the run back or the game back if it results in a Padres loss, but it would take some of the sting out of a horrid call by the umpire.

(note: If I mispelled anything sorry. No spell check on my Crackberry.)

2 thoughts on “Was Barksdale the Umpire In Colorado in 2007?

  1. Saw the call and was so upset by it that I started a Twitter account,twitter.com/badrefs just to document bad calls and the officials who make them. These bad calls will not go unnoticed any longer.

    Check it out and feel free to send over any other bad calls which you see.


  2. I will definitely post any bad calls I see. This one was so obvious that a octogenarian in the 4th row was screaming at the ump and I am not sure she could see past the pitcher she was so old.


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