So I’m watching the game tonight and out of the blue comes a huge “BOOOOO” from the stadium. The crowd evidently didn’t agree with the umpire’s call of a strike against one of their own. Then the little black box appears on the lower right side of the telly screen and sure enough ….. that ball was a smidgen outside of that little black box, meaning, of course, it was definitely a ball and not a strike. Now how in the world did they know that? I mean those “boos” came instantly, no chance to second guess, just johnny-on-the-spot. The umpire was standing right there at the plate, and the crowd of some 40,00 was, shall we say, somewhere out in left field and they knew it was a bad call.
Cardinal Fans Most Knowledgeable
I remember posting back in 2011 about those Classy Cardinal Fans and how they’re not only the best fans in Major League Baseball, but also the most polite and the most “knowledgeable”. They won some sort of award for this as I recall. But, really, this humongous outpouring of boo’s tonight was instantaneous and it was the only time all night they booed. I don’t get it.
So when I log into WordPress to post this little ditty, the very first blog I see is none other than Craig Calcaterra on Hardball Talk, talking about this very thing ~ the Cardinal fans I mean. Take a look at what he says about it here and you’ll see what I mean.
Obstruction Call Tonight
And if you weren’t fortunate enough to watch the entire game (it was a good one!) take a look at Hardball Talk’s piece on the obstruction call that ended the game. You’ll be hearing lots more about this one. Wow! Whatta great game. Doesn’t get much better than this! Can’t wait for game time tomorrow!
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Back in July, as part of a pre-game ceremony, Chicago State Shortstop, Mattingly Romanin, became an unintended consequence of a mishap on the field. As a skydiver was making an approach to the field he landed squarely on the head/shoulders of Mattingly as he was standing near second base watching the performance.
No one was hurt in the incident, but the following day young Mattingly tweeted “I feel like I got kicked in the face yesterday …..” but I’m sure his actual feelings were more like “He tried to hit me with a forklift” which is totally understandable. In any event, the video says it all.
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Take a look at this video. Be patient. It takes a minute to load. I had a devil of a time finding a copy that was not locked out with a “security violation”, but once again WordPress to the rescue. Anyhow this goes in line with my last two posts , “Hit by a Pitch” – well, not really, but you’ll see what I mean.
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Geez, I kinda liked Derek Jeter. He’s like the last of the old time heroes. I always thought it was because he was still single and could get away with indiscretions because he wasn’t hurting his sweet little wife who sat patiently at home waiting for him, because he didn’t have a wife. But now this puts a bit of a different swing on things don’t you think? I mean I’m sure a lot of Yankee fans will think this is great, probably even funny, but this pathetic lie of an acting job probably cost the Rays the game. Hero? I don’t think so. As far as I’m concerned Derek Jeter has dropped a notch, a lot of notches, probably to the bottom of the belt, in my mind.
This brings the Hall of Fame to mind once again. So they don’t want gamblers and substance abusers in the HOF, but will they draw the line when it comes to a big fake? I didn’t realize it had happened before. Derek was a hero in my mind and I didn’t really look very hard to prove him otherwise. See the “Related Articles” below.
Hey, it’s okay! We have a few heroes on the horizon. Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner come to mind, because I’m a Giants fan probably, but I’m sure you have others on your team you would nominate. I’d like to hear about them. It would make for a great blog sometime in the winter while I’m having to sit through one of those goddawful Monday night football games.
Good grief! I thought I’d seen it all folks. But this one really takes the cake! Is Jeter so stupid he didn’t realize there’s such a thing as “replays” and better yet, “replays in slow motion”? I guess when you’re making those kind of bucks all bets are off and you do whatever you have to do to get that win. Ethics, honesty and morality? We’ll have to look to our young heroes and cross our hearts, hope to die, stick a needle …… and say a prayer once in awhile. They’re sure gonna need it.