pitchers or batters- who do the umps squeeze more

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    pitchers or batters- who do the umps squeeze more

    it's a long read but interesting enough

     

     

    Angry batters chirping at umpires over a called strike can be seen across baseball night after night, but as it turns out it’s the guys on the mound who have the most reason to beef with the men in black behind the plate.

    A study of the strike zone over the past 2½ seasons conducted by sportsnet.ca and Bloomberg Sports’ Logan MacPhail using PITCHf/x data shows that this year, a stunning 18.2 per cent of pitches called balls were actually in the strike zone, while 6.2 per cent of pitches called strikes should have gone the other way (all 2013 data is to the all-star break).

    Those numbers actually represent a slight improvement over the previous two years, as the rate of pitches inside the zone called balls was 19.8 per cent in 2011, and 19 per cent in 2012, while the called strikes outside the zone were at 6.8 per cent in ‘11, and 6.6 per cent in ’12.

     

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/davidi-strike-zone-study/

     
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    Re: pitchers or batters- who do the umps squeeze more

    Questec

     
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    Re: pitchers or batters- who do the umps squeeze more

    In response to pinstripezac35's comment:

    it's a long read but interesting enough

     

     

    Angry batters chirping at umpires over a called strike can be seen across baseball night after night, but as it turns out it’s the guys on the mound who have the most reason to beef with the men in black behind the plate.

    A study of the strike zone over the past 2½ seasons conducted by sportsnet.ca and Bloomberg Sports’ Logan MacPhail using PITCHf/x data shows that this year, a stunning 18.2 per cent of pitches called balls were actually in the strike zone, while 6.2 per cent of pitches called strikes should have gone the other way (all 2013 data is to the all-star break).

    Those numbers actually represent a slight improvement over the previous two years, as the rate of pitches inside the zone called balls was 19.8 per cent in 2011, and 19 per cent in 2012, while the called strikes outside the zone were at 6.8 per cent in ‘11, and 6.6 per cent in ’12.

     

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/davidi-strike-zone-study/



    Buch said he was squeezed by a umpire so he just kissed him on the cheek.

     
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    Re: pitchers or batters- who do the umps squeeze more

    The number of angry batters smashing telephones is also on the rise.

    I understand the Red Sox are considering putting a picture of the plate umpire on the phone in the visitors dugout, to see if any visiting players can smash a phone as well as Ortiz does.

    "All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." - Harry S. Truman

     
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    Re: pitchers or batters- who do the umps squeeze more

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    The number of angry batters smashing telephones is also on the rise.

    I understand the Red Sox are considering putting a picture of the plate umpire on the phone in the visitors dugout, to see if any visiting players can smash a phone as well as Ortiz does.

    "All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." - Harry S. Truman



    LOL, adam jones comes to mind.

     
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