New Level Of Incompetence
Major League Baseball umpires can’t even make the correct call using instant replay these days. The A’s were robbed of a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth against the Indians last night when the umpires blew the call on the field AND after seeing the replay. The only positive of all this is that angry Oakland players took to Twitter immediately after the game for a series of amusing thoughts. Well, I’m sure it wasn’t amusing to them, but it was amusing to us, as you can see.
Was going to go to the casino tonight but don't feel like getting robbed again—
Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) May 09, 2013
Over the fence must mean extra over the fence in Cleveland.—
Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) May 09, 2013
Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) May 09, 2013
Can we get Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey to get that one back?—
Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) May 09, 2013
There is a need for accountability of MLB w/ blown call tonight. We are clearly not on same level as NFL, NBA, NHL on replays. No excuses—
Jerry Blevins (@JerryBlevins_13) May 09, 2013
Jarrod Parker (@JarrodBParker) May 09, 2013
The Eyeroll Seen ‘Round The World
So the big story in the blogosphere today is that Elisha Cuthbert, actress and girlfriend of Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, was caught rolling her eyes at April Reimer, wife of Toronto goalie James Reimer after he allowed a game-ending goal to the Bruins in overtime last night. However, each lady has come out and said this is much ado about nothing.
She Must Be Proud
Far be it from me to question anyone’s maturity, but if you’re this middle-aged Miami Heat fan, you should really go get some professional help.
Don’t These Guys Know Each Other?
The Phil Hughes NHL Playoff Roundup
First off I gotta say that these playoffs have been ridiculous so far. Lead changes, last minute goals, overtime, huge hits — very entertaining.The Rangers big Game 4 win had the beauty goal of the night. …The Leafs seemed to have their Game 4 matchup in hand before all went wrong. Ya, emotions were running high. … I’m taking all three home teams tonight. I like Pittsburgh to take the series lead (Tomáš Vokoun will seize his opportunity and step up big for the Pens), Montreal to steal a game at the always tough Bell “Centre,” (P.K. Subban will back up his comments) and Chicago to wrap things up. … Phil’s Pretty Lady of the Day is model Leanna Decker (who is on Twitter.)
Lip-Sync Video Of The Day
Jimmy Fallon and The Office‘s John Krasinski had a lip-sync battle on Tuesday night. It was intense, impressive and damn funny. (Thanks to Brian, of West Chester, Pa., for the video.)
Tirade Video Of The Day
This student, who goes off on his teacher’s skills, had me right until the end when he ran into a “credibility” problem.