Battle of First Place Teams
Thursday, May 29, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Crede, 3B; Swish, CF; Ramirez, 2B.
Thanks for all the activity on the site and for the victory estimates.
Keep this among ourselves (no one tell Orlando) but since we moved the press box in 2007, the official scorer sits in his own booth on the broadcast level. So when anyone calls the “press box” at our place, he gets a PR person who is still 150 yards and one level of the ballpark away from the official scorer.
Believe me, Rosey does not answer a phone with a chipper, “Official Scorer.” You just can’t get to him … and that is on purpose.
In cases where members of the team, coaches, managers, broadcasters, media, PR guys, etc. feel an incorrect scoring call was made, we commonly do speak to the official scorer just to make sure we understand his thinking (knowing that our clubhouse will ask about it after the game) and to make sure he understands our point of view. The vast majority of scorers are great and are more than willing to talk to you and will even look at replays if they feel they want a second look.
Danny Richar was recalled from his DL rehab stint to Class AAA Charlotte and then was optioned to Charlotte … a move purely done on paper.