Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 11/10/14

Jonathan Papelbon entered the game last night with the scored tied at 3. He thought he struck out Dee Gordon, but home plate umpire RJ Reyburn had a different take in the pitch. In fact, Reyburn had a different take on many pitches from both sides throughout the game. Reyburn called the pitch a ball, and Papelbon wound up giving up a triple to Gordon.

Gordon scored when the next batter stroked a single. It gave the Dodgers the lead and the game.

But this isn’t about one blown call from an umpire who usually presides over triple A games. It’s not even about the plethora of missed calls for Vance Worley and Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw.

This is about the unmitigated arrogance that seems to permeating MLB’s on field police department. The men in blue have been out of control, and there seems to be no consequences.

Papelbon certainly may face some consequences. He didn’t hold much back in offering his opinion of Reyburn’s performance last night.

“I thought he was terrible.” Papelbon offered after the loss. “All day. It wasn’t just that pitch. I thought he sucked.”

How MLB responds to Papelbon’s assessment of the umpire’s performance remains to be seen. But I’d be shocked if he isn’t missing some pocket change in the next couple of days.

Similar Posts:

  • Papelbon Earns Save Against Red Sox, Phils Win 6th Straight
  • Phillies’ Bullpen Woes Proving Fatal
  • Manuel, Ump Davidson Suspended for Altercation
  • Phillies Shake Up the Roster; Promote Diekman and Luna
  • HAMELS WATCH 2012 Hamels Wins 8th Straight The Day After Halladay Goes Down

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Jim Harbaugh to Michigan is done deal

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans, thinks it smells

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence does Louisville chant at game

WATCH: Did Bret Bielema do ‘Horns Down’ gesture?

Devils unveil unique coaching by committee situation

Report: 49ers expect Jim Harbaugh to take Michigan job

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Johnny Manziel fined for being late to treatment

Duke Johnson's mother says son will enter NFL Draft

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

Report: Jeff Driskel thinking about transfer to Duke

Browns suspend Josh Gordon for final game of season

Report: Rex Ryan has already cleaned out his office

WATCH: Nebraska safety pukes on field, keeps playing

WATCH: Nyquist holds puck for 28 seconds, scores OT winner

WATCH: Kevin Garnett blows in David West's ear

WATCH: Frank Beamer busts a move after bowl win

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by Huskers players?

WATCH: Rory McIlroy trolled by 'Sweet Caroline' song

Auburn, Wisconsin players literally ate tons of food

Did Kobe Bryant respond to heckler with the rings count?

Doug Fister bought Starbucks for his Twitter followers

DeMarco Murray dumped over cheating accusations?

Video: Rudy Gay tosses half-court alley-oop to McLemore

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans

Harbaugh to Mich. is done deal

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence supports Louisville with chant

Did Bielema do ‘Horns Down’?

WATCH: Beamer busts a move

Bears could clean house after season

Nebraska chancellor booed by players?

Johnny Manziel fined by Browns

Castro questioned after shooting

Rory McIlroy trolled with 'Sweet Caroline'

Browns suspend Josh Gordon

Kobe gives heckler the rings count?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.