Dear Stupid (and you know who you are, Major League Baseball) – Chicago Tribune (blog)

OK, kids, gather ’round. It’s time to play the game that’s fun for the whole family:

“How Stupid Is Major League Baseball?’’

The latest episode occurred with a runner on first and one out in the top of the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Curtis Granderson struck out on a ball Cubs catcher Willson Contreras couldn’t hold, but the Dodgers outfielder began arguing he tipped the pitch. Plate umpire Jim Wolf said no, but after Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came out, Wolf called a meeting with the other five umpires because baseball embarrassingly refuses to allow video review for such out calls.

So, the scene became this: As the umpires were meeting, the Wrigley Field video board was running replays that clearly showed Granderson missing the pitch completely. Completely.


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