Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Umpire Tim Welke made a laughably bad call in the Dodgers/Rockies game Wednesday. Welke called Jerry Hairston out at first, even though Todd Helton caught the ball at least 3 feet off the bag. Deadspin has it if you haven't seen it. Here's the thing though, from his angle Welke really might have thought Helton was still on the bag. Hard to tell, but it's definitely in the realm of possibility that Helton came off straight at him and totally blocked his view. Let's all cut Welke some slack then, right? No. Welke gets no slack because he's an asshole. All he had to do was ask the home plate umpire for help and the call would have been reversed. He of course refused and due to baseball's insane umpire rules, the call couldn't be corrected. Where else in the world can someone do their job so egregiously wrong and then flat out refuse to admit a mistake while also denying any input from coworkers? Don't worry though, Bud Selig surely called Tim Welke after the game to reassure him that h...
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