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I wonder, does the FL have ANY standards concerning game officials, especially during the playoffs? Case in point, last night's Grizzlies/Wild Things first round playoff game. Granted that this is a MINOR league and that you can't expect outstanding players or officials, but last night was a fiasco.
The plate umpire spent nine innings trying to find the strike zone with little success. The blind squirrel principle was clearly in effect.
On a crucial play in the ninth inning, the play that ultimately decided the outcome of the game, Chris Sidick of the Wild Things slid into second base on a double play ball. Failing to take out Grizzlie shortstop Ryan Saltzgaber with the slide, Sidick came up and flipped Saltzgater with a move that would have made Vince McMahon proud.
Instead of making the proper call: interference, runner out, inning over, the go-ahead run was allowed to score while Saltzgager and the baseball both lay motionless next to second base.
The sad thing is that we're stuck with the same three clowns for the entire series. Someone should tell Bill Lee that most professional leagues choose their best officials for playoff work. Here's a math lesson, Bill. 3 X 0 = 0