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Eleven Falcons showed up to play, and more than six innings were played, but the Falcons lost by default when the umpire ejected the entire visiting team after a disputed third-strike call in the top of the seventh inning.

If you haven't read this yet, take a minute to see what happened in "a different town, to a different team, in a different league."

There are references in the official rule book about certain actions making a "travesty of the game". The umpire's actions in this game fall in that category.

Two Home Runs In One Inning Watch: The last time a Falcon hit two home runs in one inning was June 14, 2019.

Two Triples In One Inning Watch: The last time a Falcon hit two triples in one inning was June 11, 2019.

Free Beer Watch: It's been since June 7, 2016.

Game notes: Should Dance Dad be charged a full pizza for his game-ending strikeout? Debate in the comments section!

BOXSCORE

BATTING:
2B: Band Camp (2)
3B: Cowboy
HR: Poutine
HR-OUTS: None
RBI: Poutine (3), Band Camp, King Grahambo

FIELDING:
DOUBLE PLAYS: None

PITCHING:
BATTERS FACED: 40

GAME INFORMATION:
STADIUM: K1 FIELD
ATTENDANCE: 14 (70% FULL) - % is based on regular season capacity (Falcons' side only)

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Boxscore:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Falcons 0 0 0 1 0 4 X 0
IG Wealth 2 0 3 3 2 5 X 7
Tags: loss, bad ump, travesty
Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 9:31AM
Comment #1

Since it was not a strike there should not be a fine. Until now a strike has never been awarded "On the way up". I quote.

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 9:47AM
Posted by: Teets
Comment #2

Couldn't find anything in the rule book about strikes being called after bouncing on the ground and then (silently) hitting home plate afterwards, which was one of the mouth-frothing explanations given to us.

Dance Dad pizza fine: Nope... if he had to protect on that pitch, swinging at a ball that short is a grounder at best.

In any event, I'll put my charcuterie board in the bat bag in case we have to play by cricket rules again.

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 9:48AM
Posted by: Dr. J
Comment #3

Technically there are no stats from yesterdays game, so ALL pizza fines incurred (if any, debate notwithstanding) should be wiped out.

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 9:57AM
Posted by: Hobo
Comment #4

So 11 guys suspended?

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 1:37PM
Posted by: Miner Leaguer
Comment #5

Technically, yes. We COULD have been suspended a game. Thankfully the other team saw what we saw and based on the early indications we will not be penalized by the league since we really didn't do anything wrong. In my opinion the Ump should be reprimanded for taking away an inning from both teams.

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 1:50PM
Posted by: Hobo
Comment #6

Thanks guys for the support, I agree he should be reprimanded for his actions and should really get his eyes checked and ears for apparently hearing things, I still don’t understand why but that was the most rediculous call I have ever seen, I didn’t leave the batters box right away as I thought he was joking but apparently there is no joking in baseball and a 2 year old could see that it was a ball! I hope we don’t see him again, my boy said “ what an idiot”. Sorry must have got that from his dad, he may have even given him the finger......he didn’t learn that from his dad! Let’s get em next game, maybe we’ll get a good OLD ump that can see! Look out for those strikes that may hit the plate after hitting the ground, could be some new techniques for Ash!!

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 3:30PM
Posted by: DanceDad
Comment #7

Prediction - For the rest of the year Dance Dad will adopt the Pokemon (Curtis) approach to the plate and swing at every single pitch!

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 3:47PM
Posted by: Hobo
Comment #8

For the rest of the year I wish Chef Goliath would adopt Pikachu’s approach to pre-game meals and tell us how best to eat 50 cheese strings from Costco in one sitting.

I miss Pikachu.

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 5:03PM
Posted by: Dr. J
Comment #9

OMG... someone called an Umpire “an idiot”... Team Reps and the Executive would recall an email that I sent a month or so back about Umpires and I was reprimanded for the exact same language that I used... lol... Tough loss boys! Win the next one, as long as it isn’t against us!

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 6:54PM
Posted by: Drew (Re/Max)
Comment #10

Umpires are not idiots....normally I would say they are only human like us and make mistakes but that was clearly intentional and not a mistake, does that make him an idiot.... maybe! Why, I don’t know, was it something against me or against the team? We will never know, Anyway......what an idiot!!!!! All I can say is Karma!

Posted on: Monday July 8th, 2019 at 7:17PM
Posted by: Dance Dadl
Comment #11

I remember seeing that Drew, not sure the details of what went down with you guys but I felt like our issue was completely unprovoked. There was no buildup to this meltdown. 0 to a 100 real quick.

Posted on: Tuesday July 9th, 2019 at 9:41AM
Posted by: Hobo
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