Fans, players react to more umpire controversy at World Series

Ben Krimmel
October 30, 2019 - 8:44 am

Can there be one game in this World Series without umpiring controversy?

Evidently not. Game 6 in Houston featured another huge blunder by the umpires. Fortunately for the Washington Nationals, they were able to even the series.

The first call, which isn't getting as much attention was he final out of the top of the 6th inning. Victor Robles was called out on strikes on a pitch that was clearly not even close to being a strike.

Woof. Robles has no luck in this series.

And then all you-know-what broke loose during the top of the 7th.

And the reaction on Twitter was wild.

MLB players were all going crazy.

And, of course, 106.7 The Fan personalities had some thoughts.

Kate Upton, wife of Astros' starter Justin Verlander, agreed with the call.

Heather Zimmerman, the wife of Nats' first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, did not. 

Of course, in the eyes of Major League Baseball, Upton was correct. Joe Torre, MLB's chief baseball officer, explained it after the game: "The violation was when he (Trea Turner) kept (Yuli) Gurriel from being able to catch the ball. It’s a judgment call. The right call."

And while Upton may be wrong, countering with that misogyny is just dumb. Don't do that.

And then after Anthony Rendon's homer, Zimmerman had one more tweet.

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