Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 7/12/13
MLB umpires are getting out of hand and the league is doing little about it. Last night's game between the Cubs and Cardinals was yet another example of an umpire trying to make himself bigger than the game. After getting called out on strikes last night, Matt Adams questioned the call on his way back to the dugout.  It was a mild and low-key protest, but apparently, this did not sit well with umpire Dan Bellino, who took off his mask and shoo'd Adams away. Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny took exception to Bellino's treatment of Adams and, after the final out was recorded, confronted Bellino as he approached the dugout.  Needless to say, things got a little heated (video). Matheny was ejected, after the game was already over, and could possibly face a fine or suspension.  Meanwhile, Bellino is free to ump another game. Here's what Matheny had to say about Bellino at his press conference: “It had more to do with the umpire and how he mistreated one of our players. It had nothin...
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  • Ever look at the umps strike zone. I thought the plate was the same size in all major league games. Yet, they have their own strike zone: baseball is a joke and I love the game. They sit on the inside and without moving call balls and strikes on the outside - the umps were told say he has earned his dues and deserves to get that call...what a joke...no one deserves to get a call - it is a ball or a strike but the umps and your ESPN so-called baseball experts make those type of stupid statements all the time. Their a bunch of liberals anyway. Now you have women doing a lot of commentaries on the mens' sports. Get real: they have pretty faces and our lousy at what they do...
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