The Men in Black

Posted: 21st October 2009 by Ian Hunter in MLB, NFL
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One star has taken over the headlines and drawn all the attention on themselves this post-season. ItÆs not Alex Rodriguez, not Ryan HowardàIÆm talking about the umpires.

The officials have taken centre stage during the playoffs this year and have caused more controversy than ever thanks to some botched calls and just plain flat-out mistakes. This was evident as ever as I was live-blogging last nightÆs Game Four of the ALCS.

The umpires and crew chief didnÆt screw up one call , not two calls , but three . Luckily none of them really translated into a game-changing play because the Yankees won handily by nine runs, but what if it were a tied game? ItÆs safe to say there would have been riots in Los Angeles to the magnitude of when the Rodney King verdict came down.< ...

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