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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"Upon Further Review"...

Little League... We're talking Little League?

Well, Good "Humpty Dump"Wednes....
Wait, Wait... Are we sure today is Wednesday? We better call upstairs for a review. We certainly don't wanna make the wrong call!
I-I-I-I-I can't believe it! I can't!
Yesterday, watching the Baltimore Orioles play the Washington Nationals, Buck Showalter stopped the game, not once, not twice, but three times to get a review on the umpire's call. And, you know what that means?
More damn commercials... commercials that i've seen a hundred times or more.
Baseball pundits constantly whine about the length of the games which sometimes goes over three hours. How can we make the one game that has no clock faster? You talk about killing the rhythm of the sport. Well man, you sure found a way to do it.
The only thing that shoots a hole in my rant is that Bucky won all three of the challenges. Of course, baseball being so stat happy, the commentators were giddy over the apparent new statistic.
"This is the first time, I am told, that we've ever had three calls reversed successfully in one game!"
Oh bruther! 
But wait! I turned on to a Little League game on ESPN in between commercials and guess what I saw? Replays reviewing a play at first base. The Litttle League coach at first base signalled to the ump for a closer look... 
I mean, LITTLE LEAGUE! And guess what else happened? After almost two minutes, the call was reversed!
First cup... I need DECAF!
And oh, by the way, upon further review, today is Wednesday!

Copyright 2016/ Ben Bensen III