Today is day 12 of my 90 day writing challenge. For the most part, I’ve got nothing. But a little voice inside my head paid attention to a sports story about an umpire touching Magglio Ordonez after calling him out on strikes. When I read about it, I didn’t understand what the fuss was about. After seeing the video, I still don’t understand.
The umpire touched his back, in a manner that suggested he made the call, so move on . Its not like he was giving him a frickin massage or a pat on the butt. Never the less , the sports commentator experienced this as a severe boundary violation. In addition, the manager, Jim Leyland, almost gave himself a heart attack, screaming at the umpire. What the F@#!K?How homophobic are these guys? So homophobic that the umpire immediately issued an apology, followed by Mags and his manager doing the same.
If baseball players are interested in making an amends for physical contact, then do so to the entire nation, for the number of times we have to witness players scratch their balls in high definition tv.