(Anti) Homer Call Of The Day: The Atlanta Braves

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's been a bit since I posted the first "MLB Homer Call of the Day", so I thought I would hit you with one on a slow day in Sports. This one comes to us from Sport South's coverage of the Braves and Nationals game.

I bring this to your attention not for the Homeristic nature of the call, but for the completely professional way that Jon Sciambi and Joe Simpson handled the worst call by an umpire well......ever.

I'm almost more shocked that they, as Braves announcers, didn't freak the hell out. Are you kidding me on that call? Unbelievable. Great work guys.

Previous HCOTDs:

Arizona Diamondbacks

(Thanks to JI for the clip)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:46 PM


I thought a tie went to the runner?

Holy MOley, what a bad call.

rhino ear said...
Apr 23, 2008, 3:08:00 PM  

Joe Buck: "That is one of the worst calls in the history of Major League Baseball and it has no place in the game. I am sorry that Fox aired that live, and when i talk about the call throughout the whole game, I am only doing it to bring attention to this sickening call."

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

There's nothing wrong with home town announcers being homers.

Idiot comments like that are why I never read the commentary on this site, just watch the clips. I guess I got used to semi-intelligent speak when this blogger went away for a while.
I'll go back to skipping the narrative.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

Sweet Fancy Moses that was a bad call.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 3:18:00 PM  

Dan Iassogna might be the worst umpire in the Majors.
If this were the times of one broadcaster spending 15-20 years with one team, then I could understand that person being a homer, but not this age of PbP men where someone jumps ship every 5 years for a better opportunity (T-hom, Vasgersian, Josh Lewin to name a few) because it doesn't sound genuine.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

I can't stand the Braves, but holy shit was that a bad call.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

The worst umpire in baseball will always be Angel Hernandez.

If you don't like this site, you don't have to come here. When you piss and moan about the content but still show up everyday, you aren't helping your cause.

GMoney said...
Apr 23, 2008, 4:04:00 PM  

Bad call, no doubt. But Joe Simpson has been posing as a (relatively high profile) announcer for way too long. He is horrible. Just horrible.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 4:05:00 PM  

Excuse me, but T-hom went to go work with his aging and legendary Dad. Can you really blame him? And Vasgersian and Lewin have both been with their teams since '02. Cut the guys some slack.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

@anon 4:11:

Since 1997:
T-hom: Cubs -> D-Backs -> Reds
Vasgersian: Brewers -> Padres
Lewin: Cubs -> Tigers -> Rangers

No need to do this all day (there are other examples); those were the three I listed earlier.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

Words can not describe what would happen in the White Sox booth if this happened to the White Sox.

Hawk and DJ would jump out of the booth.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

"There's nothing wrong with home town announcers being homers."

Yes. Yes, there is. It's idiotic. It's unprofessional.

But, yes, this was the worst call by an umpire...ever.

Don Denkinger

Don Denkinger said...
Apr 23, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

One key thing: it's April. No one really cares yet.
And in a nod to the commenter directly above me: SECOND. Worst. Call. Ever.

Froggie said...
Apr 23, 2008, 5:48:00 PM  

That was an extraordinarily horrific call. If Bobby Cox didn't get ejected after that one, the universe may very well implode.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 6:29:00 PM  

The White Sox announcers are an absolute disgrace.

Jay said...
Apr 23, 2008, 7:17:00 PM  

C.B Bucknor has to be the worst umpire in baseball. As a Braves fan, I get to see most of their broadcasts and I think Jon Schiambi is very solid as a play by play guy. I can't stand homer announcers. Jon and Joe definately aren't homers. They tell it like it is regardless.

Anonymous said...
Apr 23, 2008, 8:03:00 PM  

Boog Schiambi is fantastic. And even more shocking was that Bobby Cox didn't get ejected.

Matt T said...
Apr 23, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

Yeah Matt I agree....that was even more shocking than the call itself.

Apr 23, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

that reminds me: I already miss Boog's radio show in Miami and it's only been gone a couple weeks.

odessasteps said...
Apr 24, 2008, 3:17:00 AM  

Good thing the Braves pounded them anyway. But yeah, holy shit at the awful call.

Anonymous said...
Apr 24, 2008, 5:03:00 AM  

Ken Kaiser by far was the worst umpire.

Anonymous said...
Apr 24, 2008, 8:42:00 AM  

This umpire deserves the same fate as Ericc Gregg

makeitstick said...
Apr 24, 2008, 11:30:00 AM  

Michael Kay would have had a stroke if he called that for his Yankees.

Anonymous said...
Apr 25, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

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