There have been two dominating themes to the 2010 MLB season: pitching and blown calls. The divisional series playoffs started yesterday and embodied both sentiments immediately.
He’s a shortstop. He’s a captain. He’s an actor!
Derek Jeter has had a pretty bad season as far as hitting is concerned. But last night the Yankee captain proved he can have a good night at the plate as far as acting hit is concerned.
Whoever said “nice guys finish last” was really very wrong. By having a reputation is “one of the best”, combined with the MLB’s efforts to downplay the faults of their outdated systems, Jim Joyce is off-the-hook for what could be the worst call in the history of baseball.
Part of baseball is the margin of error brought on by the human error of the human officials. Friday night’s Twins at Yankees ALDS playoff game was dominated by calls so bad that it was only fair to assume the umpires were on a kamikaze mission to kill the game and their careers in the process.