Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Turfer is Right

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.)


First posted as "Hey Umpy!" on August 20, 2018.

1 comment:

Simon St. Laurent said...

Umpire calls runner out at first....

RUNNER: You're f****d!

UMPIRE: You're gone!