What happened last night was an absolute mess but it was one that was cleaned up properly. Boston fans cry bloody murder. "This is bullshit!", "How could the umps screw us like that!", and "Jim Joyce strikes again!" are some of the consistent musings of Red Sox Nation I've seen over the last twelve hours. Except it was the right call. There is no misinterpretation of a rule or a rule being created out of thin air (that is the NFL's bread & butter). It just so happened it ended a WORLD SERIES game and your team was on the short side of the stick.
When a fan's team loses they would rather it be straight up and not because of an umpire's ruling. It doesn't take away the sting but at least I know I would rather be knocked out than lose on the judge's scorecard. An obstruction call is not the travesty though that every one thinks it is. There are much worse ways to go down than having a poor third baseman trip up a baserunner after a horribly ill-advised throw from your catcher. Wouldn't it be worse to have an umpire with a horrible strike zone calling a called strike three in the other batter's box on your cleanup hitter? Or have the winning hit go down the line, kick up dust, and be called foul? Or have a replay show that the home run that just won you the game was a home run but the boys in blue emerge from the dugout to rule it foul? Judgment calls are so much worse. Last night's play was not a judgment call. It was obstruction and it put your Red Sox down 2-1. Or maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe I should just shut my mouth because my team is a bunch of overpaid fuckfaces who suck and stink and suck and they got knocked out na-na-na-na-boo-boo. Whatever your opinion I just hope that this series goes on from here on the straight and narrow so I don't have to hear the bellyaching from a city's fans "that never catch a break" about how they were screwed out of what seems to be their birth right in the 2000s. Go back to bitching about pushing. Now that was some bullshit.
Trevor Utley wishes the World Series would end in a tie and then be declared vacant until 2014.