Sunday, September 9, 2012

Preach, Teix. Preach

(Just in case you're like Jerry Meals and missed it the first time)

Hard for anybody to call him a robot after these comments:

“We could have had a big inning there [the 8th inning] and a questionable call on me as well.  And in the ninth, sometimes you wonder if the umpires are just trying to get out of there. They don’t want you to make a comeback, they want to go home, because those are terrible calls. It is what it is, but we’re out there fighting, I’m out there playing on one leg, and I wish it would have gone my way.”

The really pathetic part about all of this is that Teix will get fined for being honest and telling the truth, Jerry Meals won't get any kind of punishment for sucking at his job, and Bud Selig gets another opportunity to trot out of his cave and explain to us why the "human element" of bad umpiring is what makes baseball great to justify his putting the instant replay issue on the back burner.  Meanwhile, he's spending most of his time calculating the extra revenue that the additional Wild Card playoff round will generate.

My only hope is that a blown call even more egregious than Meals' call last night ends up costing a team that stupid 1-game Wild Card round.  Maybe that's what it will take for Bud to finally get in touch with reality and join the rest of us here in the 21st century.

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