MLB is so worried about stupid stuff like Alex Rodriguez possibly playing poker that the state of umpiring which is going down the toilet and which is RIGHT UNDER THEIR NOSES goes unnoticed. How is this even possible?
The Kansas City Royals better send the umpiring crew some flowers after tonight’s gift of a win.
Let’s not even talk about the botched home run call that gave the Royals an extra run even after a review. The KC broadcasters and beat writers said it wasn’t a home run but the umps had no idea. Really? Come on MLB, do something already.
The playoffs are approaching quickly and stuff like this can’t be happening in October.
The game itself was one of those frustrating “they should have won by 10 but lost by one” contests. There were lots of RISP issues for the Yanks. They ended 1-10 on the night. Ugly. And they lost to Bruce Chen which is even uglier considering he was 1-6 in his career against the Yankees coming into tonight’s game.
Bartolo Colon didn’t have much and exited the game after five innings. He gave up all five Royals runs and is now 8-7 on the year.
The Yankees had something cooking in the ninth inning when Joakim Soria walked Nick Swisher to load the bases for a second time in the inning – Derek Jeter who was 4-5 on the night had scored on a sacrifice fly by Robinson Cano the first time they were loaded to get the Yanks within one. Birthday boy Jorge Posada came to the plate and this is what happened:
Ballgame over, the umps, excuse me, the Royals win.
And for those of you who are thinking, “Oh you’re only mad because it was a bad call against the Yankees.” I’ll direct you to this post that I wrote last year.
What I’m mad about is that umpires get away with being really bad at their jobs and it’s gone on long enough. When will these guys be held accountable? Enough is enough already. Something has to be done.
DO YOU HEAR ME BUD SELIG?
And back to the botched home run call, of all people to get really angry about it was Mariano Rivera who never gets angry. Frankly, he scared me.
So the Yankees win the series 2-1 but this game left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths. Ending a series on a note like this is not fun.
One positive from tonight’s game, Curtis Granderson hit home run number 34 on the year. Oh, and that Jeter guy has gotten his average up to .290 on the season. Amazing.
More good news, I didn’t have to shave my head.
The Yankees head into Minnesota tomorrow to begin a four game series against the Twins and await the return of Alex Rodriguez who was 1-2 with two walks tonight in Scranton. He said after the game that he is not playing tomorrow. I don’t know about you but I’m just happy he’ll be back with the team even if it’s only to be a bench accessory.