apparently in an effort to save money in this economy, MLB has designated the home team to provide the umpires for each game.
Needless to say, it's not going well for Atlanta in Philly. I'm not sure what drug the homeplate umpire is on, or whether he just can't see further than five feet in front of him.
Bobby's going to get tossed tonight, I can feel it. With Hamels running 3 feet in fair territory causing the throwing error, and the ump not even asking the 1st base ump on appeal.... I dunno.
On top of that, we get to see Hamels laughing about it in the dugout, gesturing to his teammates how far he was in fair territory... it's going to be a long night.