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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:15 am

Missed call at first base negated tying run

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PITTSBURGH -- Umpire Tim Welke admitted Sunday he probably missed a call at first base that cost the Colorado Rockies the tying run in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates the day before.


Welke, the crew chief, called Colorado's Jay Payton out at first base to complete a game-ending double play in Pittsburgh's 1-0 victory Saturday. There were runners at first and third and one out when Payton came to the plate.


Replays appeared to show Payton beat the throw from second baseman Abraham Nunez. Welke said Payton probably was safe.


"Now I looked at the replays, and I know the replays aren't very good, but I don't get a second chance at it. It was a tough night sleeping last night," said Welke, a major league umpire for 21 years.


"Sure, I would have liked another whack at it. It was a close play, and I understand the situation. But every day you turn a new page. You have to."


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I don't blame the Rockies for being upset about the call...But, Tim Welke is a good umpire and he had to make a split second decision...With out the chance for instant replay....
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Postby Arlo » Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:08 am

I didn't see the play - did Welke simply miss the call, or did the first baseman steal it?
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:49 pm

Welke just missed the call....It was a close play, but he should have made it...Like he said though, he had to call it the way he saw it....He just missed this one...
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:53 pm

I admire the guy for admitting his mistakes but this is a job where you should never admit that you were wrong. You need to be confident in this job and the players have to believe that you are confident.

So that makes two mistakes for Welke.
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