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Rockshu
7/02
If you don't want to get nailed, don't straddle the base line.
Worthing
7/02
Right, they should have a rule in the rule book or something about this.
Chucko
7/03
In fact they do have a rule... According to The Rulebook (aka wikipedia) the rule states that roughing the passer can be called if "the defender commits intimidating acts toward the passer, such as picking him up and stuffing him into the ground, or wrestling with him." Lawrie clearly should have been penalized 15 yards, and Hester given a first down.
Oleoay
7/03
Actually, Lawrie violated another rule too: Mixed Martial Arts Fouls: As set out by the Association of Boxing Commissions:[6] Attacking an opponent on or during the break But at least he avoided these no-nos: Holding or grabbing the fence Holding opponent’s shorts or gloves Butting with the head Eye gouging of any kind Biting or spitting at an opponent Hair pulling Fish hooking Groin attacks of any kind Intentionally placing a finger into any orifice, or into any cut or laceration of your opponent Downward pointing of elbow strikes (see Elbow strike) Small joint manipulation Strikes to the spine or back of the head (see Rabbit punch) Heel kicks to the kidney Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea Clawing, pinching, twisting the flesh or grabbing the clavicle Kicking the head of a grounded opponent Kneeing the Head of a grounded opponent Stomping of a grounded fighter The use of abusive language in fighting area Any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to opponent Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee Timidity (avoiding contact, or consistent dropping of mouthpiece, or faking an injury) Interference from a mixed martial artist's seconds Throwing an opponent out of the ring or caged area Flagrant disregard of the referee’s instructions Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his or her head or neck (see Piledriver) Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat
Oleoay
7/02
Blame Canada!
rileybreck
7/02
I was really hoping Jordan Walden was gonna shove a 98 mph fastball into the middle of Lawrie's back after that garbage, but then I realized that Jordan Walden can't locate any of his pitches for shit, and gave up on that idea pretty quickly.
sam19041
7/03
Was he called safe?
lyricalkiller
7/03
Yes. Scioscia ejected for arguing.
eighteen
7/03
Lawrie's scum. It's obvious all he has to do is slide to be safe, but instead he goes out of his way to cheap-shot the catcher. Had I been the pitcher, the next batter would've had his head taken off.
kdierman
7/03
That was an incredibly athletic play Lawrie made - notice how he had the body control to drag his right toe across the dish after he competitively tried to knock the ball loose. Legal Baseball Play. John Hester's a touch sombitch in his own right - and he made an equally athletic play to catch the ball, take a hit, and yet still block the plate with his right foot as his momentum took him away - and then get what looks to be a tag on the shoulder blade. I think Hester's last milli-second kick of the leg causing Lawrie to go up and over with his right toe before tapping it on the dish - allowed the tag on the shoulder blade to be in time: OUT. As an Umpire - we call these BASTARD CALLS ....the play happens and you are a Bastard to one dugout or the other no matter how you call it.