It seems as though there have been a lot of bad calls by umpires so far this season. I’m not sure that what seems to be is necessarily the case. In fact, I’d suggest that there could be just as many cases of poor judgement from officials as always, but that there are more viewers watching more games, and so those blown calls merely receive a more intense spotlight.
Whether such a theory is right or wrong doesn’t matter all that much though when we watch the above video, wherein Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians is out by approximately a million feet – but nonetheless ruled safe by second base umpire Jim Wolf.
I feel as though I can relate to Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zach Cosart, who just stands there and doesn’t quite shake his head, but looks around as though there should be some place to which he can put forth an appeal that would be heard. Karma? Jesus? Something that favours reality over fiction?
This is the exact same look that dresses my face whenever nonsense makes an appearance in my life.