Diamonds and Ice

Doug Eddings = White Sox fan
August 25, 2008, 7:32 pm
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Let me preface this by saying I am a Minnesota Twins fan. Believe it or not, there are folks around these parts who root for a baseball team other than the Chicago Cubs. It was great to see a plethora of Twins hats and shirts in the crowd at the Cedar Rapids Kernels-Beloit Snappers game last week. But I digress ….

My blood pressure hasn’t been raised higher recently than it was Sunday afternoon after watching the end of the Chicago White Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game. Maybe you saw it. Then again, I know both White Sox fans in town. One of them is personally responsible for putting their games on radio here in Cedar Rapids.

Anyway, somehow a fielder’s interference was called on Tampa’s Willy Aybar in the bottom of the 10th inning of a tie game when he was alleged to have interfered with A.J. Pierzynski (the man you love to hate) during a rundown between second and third. Never mind that Aybar immediately turned out of the baseline after tossing the ball to a teammate at second base. Never mind that Pierzynski intentionally stuck his elbow out to try and touch Aybar … and missed!

Where I’m going with this, other than to vent about one HORRIBLE umpire’s call that directly decided the outcome of a big game, is that the umpire involved was Doug Eddings. You might remember him as the umpire who somehow allowed Pierzynski to reach first base after striking out in the 2005 ALCS. It was a call that turned the entire series around and led to the White Sox’ gift World Series championship.

So I ask you, conspiracy theorists out there, if there should be an investigation into Eddings and whether or not he’s on the take. How much are the White Sox paying this guy to hand them important games? How much is Pierzynski paying him?


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SERIOUSLY this guy needs to be investigated because its bullshit that all his controversial calls go for the White Sox. I am an Angels fan btw,and I want another chance at beating the stupid ass white sox without Eddings helping them win.

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