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The CI alarm has been sounded!
2008-09-26 23:35
by Bob Timmermann

Catcher's Interference Calls of 2008

Date Batter Catcher Umpire Batter's Team Catcher's team
April 10 Lyle Overbay Kurt Suzuki Tom Hallion Toronto Oakland
May 11 Guillermo Quiroz Miguel Olivo Jim Joyce Baltimore Kansas City
May 12 Travis Hafner Gregg Zaun Mike Reilly Cleveland Toronto
May 24 Carl Crawford Guillermo Quiroz Ed Hickox Tampa Bay Baltimore
May 29 Claudio Vargas Russell Martin Bill Welke New York Mets Los Angeles Dodgers
June 9 Carl Crawford Jeff Mathis Eric Cooper Tampa Bay Los Angeles Angels
June 28 Milton Bradley Chris Coste Jerry Meals Texas Philadelphia
July 12 Lyle Overbay Chad Moeller Gary Cederstrom Toronto New York Yankees
August 1 Lyle Overbay Gerald Laird Angel Campos Toronto Texas
August 20 Ivan Ochoa Paul Lo Duca Jim Joyce San Francisco Florida
September 4 Jeff Francouer Luke Montz Bob Davidson Atlanta Washington
September 7 David Wright Chris Coste Jerry Meals New York Mets Philadelphia
September 9 Mark Saccomanno Ronny Paulino Bill Welke Houston Pittsburgh
September 16 Brian Buscher Victor Martinez Sam Holbrook Minnesota Cleveland
September 18 Jay Payton Gregg Zaun Bruce Dreckman Baltimore Toronto
September 26 Seth McClug Koyie Hill Gary Darling Milwaukee Chicago Cubs

Seth McClung became the second pitcher this season to reach base on a catcher's interference. And Koyie Hill's error led to a 3-run inning for the Brewers that broke open a tight game, which Milwaukee won 5-1.

I'd like to thank the three people who rang the alarm. They are too numerous to name. I will just call them this: fellow travelers.

2008-04-12 08:36:34
1.   dianagramr
Bob Timmermann ... the David Vincent of CI!

(ok Bob ... when does the "history of CI" book come out?)

2008-05-12 19:16:03
2.   Tom Meagher
Bob, you seem to have missed Quillermo Quiroz's CI on Sunday afternoon! What are the odds of a blog missing such an important event with Brian Bannister on the mound?
2008-05-12 19:31:49
3.   Bob Timmermann
I missed one by Quiroz last year too.
2008-05-12 19:32:37
4.   LoveDemAs
How about the unassisted triple play? Much as I appreciate the CI alarm, we need to send up a flare for the triple play.
2008-05-12 19:35:56
5.   Bob Timmermann
Actually, I found out Cabrera faster than Hafner.

And a lot faster than Quiroz.

2008-05-12 20:19:21
6.   Tom Meagher
Quiroz was the catcher. The batter? New Royal Jose Guillen! What are the odds?
2008-05-12 20:20:02
7.   Tom Meagher
I'm referring to the 9/30/07 CI referenced in 3.
2008-05-24 18:55:48
8.   unmoderated
god i love the griddle.
2008-05-24 20:38:00
9.   scareduck
Juan out.
2008-05-29 18:12:55
10.   Chyll Will
I thought my computer was doing some strong narcotics when I saw this post and the old comments attached to it, but I can see clearly now...
2008-06-10 09:33:30
11.   standuptriple
As a former backstop, I have a love/hate relationship with this feature. The Quiroz event has me really floored. Did that create some sort of Tools of Ignorance Wormhole? There has to be some sort of Curse of the CI, right?
2008-06-28 21:49:15
12.   das411
Coolio, congrats Milton!
2008-07-12 10:33:20
13.   Travis08
Chad Moeller (the Yankees' near-useless 3rd catcher) is catching for the Yankees today, not Posada.
2008-07-12 10:42:32
14.   Bob Timmermann
Thanks, bad intelligence from my Canadian source.
2008-08-04 21:07:45
15.   Bob Hendley
Any insights on the Romero incident the other day when the ball hit the bat twice.
2008-08-04 21:08:47
16.   Bob Timmermann
I'm afraid not.
2008-08-20 23:04:03
17.   Deuce
What's the deal w/Overbay? Does he swing way late or does he do it intentionally?
2008-08-20 23:18:18
18.   Bob Timmermann
Whatever Overbay does, he didn't do it until this year.
2008-08-21 11:46:19
19.   dianagramr
Bob .... I expect to see you making a presentation on the history of CI at the next SABR convention. :-)
2008-09-05 01:12:58
20.   fanerman
My life would be worse without the Griddle.
2008-09-05 04:56:41
21.   The Trolley Dodger
I can't believe I missed that Russell Martin CI.
2008-09-05 17:41:45
22.   Chiron Brown
Are you predicting the latest CI will happen today, 9/5 or did it actually happen yesterday, 9/4?
2008-09-07 21:29:21
23.   dianagramr
I've finally seen my first in-person CI!

I was at the Met game Sunday .... wearing my Wright t-shirt.

Thank you Chris Coste!

2008-09-07 22:25:49
24.   Bob Timmermann
I hope you took a picture!
2008-09-09 20:07:36
25.   ABreck

Paulino interferes with Saccomanno in the 8th

2008-09-10 19:54:17
26.   StolenMonkey86
Surely Saltalamacchia interfering with Saccomanno would prove supremely spectacular.
2008-09-18 21:36:53
27.   Bob Hendley
This stuff happens far more than I would have thought. Or perhaps it has never been so well chronicled before.
2008-09-27 07:05:08
28.   ABreck
And I would have thought in your line of work a number like 3 wouldn't have intimidated you!

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