Re: Sad day to be a Baseball fan
Originally Posted by PTjvs
In all of my years of watching baseball, I honestly do think I have ever seen a HBP that was more obviously intentional than that. I know George likes to defend the umps, but Dempster clearly should have been ejected here.
"A sad day to be a baseball fan" is a little over the top though, wouldn't you say? How about "Umpire messes up a judgement call that turned out to not really matter at all"?
and had the umpire ejected Dempster without giving a warning then all we would be talking about is the out of control, renegade umpires who are ejecting players and putting the focus on them.
BTW if you follow along you will know I am very fair in my assessment of umpires. I am quick to criticize as I am to defend.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard