Monday, August 20, 2018

Hey Umpy!

Television highlights this morning of last night's Blue Jays and Yankees game: It was a blowout, with New York winning 10 to 2.

The highlight for me was the Toronto manager being thrown out of the game early for contesting a call at first base.

This former umpire threw a manager or two out; and more than a few players. A fellow ump, a friend of mine, kidded me one day about my infield moves.

"You're always throwing guys out of games." He laughed. He called me "The Turfer".

But not once did I ever abuse such great powers. (And I knew that National League rule book like the back of my hand, even if some did not like my "interpretation" of it at times.)

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