This Is Getting Ridiculous

I know the baseball playoffs have been largely ignored around here but it’s tough when you don’t have any rooting interest whatsoever.  Rest assured, I have been watching the majority of the games and, well honestly, it hasn’t been very exciting.

Three of the four Divisional Series ended in sweeps and both League Championship Series have the potential to end in five games (The Phillies are up 5-2 and threatening in the 4th as I type this).  Just nothing terribly exciting in any of the games that’s worth talking about.  One thing, however, cannot escape unnoticed.  That’s the horrific umpiring that has gone on this postseason.

As a general rule, I don’t like officials.  I don’t not like them, I guess, I just hate how they are immune to any sort of criticism.  I realize that they do the best they can and most of the time, they get the calls correct.  When they get the calls wrong, however, they should fall under the same scrutiny that any of the rest of us would be subject to if we messed up our job.  Especially if we messed up our jobs as bad as Tim McClelland did his last night.

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