Thursday, July 18, 2002
What was that umpire thinking?
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What was umpire Chris Guccione thinking when tried to speed up play by calling out a dawdling Cristian Guzman of Minnesota out on strikes on an
Things happened a little too fast for Cristian Guzman.
A. "Hey, somebody's gotta follow the speed-up rules."
B. "Just following the rules straight from MLB, Chapter 7, Section III, subsection 4 titled 'Screw the Twins.'"
C. "It was a pity call. You were playing the Rangers, after all."
D. "Come on, I've got a tee time in an hour."
E. "That'll teach you to argue a strike call."
F. "I am the king of all baseball, bow before me indentured servants and devoted concubines. Prepare to witness the god of the diamond at work."