Guest Juanky Posted July 10, 2005 Share Posted July 10, 2005 Yesterday's home plate umpire, Jerry Layne, is now at third base. I hate to attack umpires because they have a tough job and usually get it right, but has there been a more obvious sense of malice than what we're seeing from this guy? Yesterday, Marlins2003 reported that he was jawing with the Marlin dugout before the 1st and 2nd innings. Whatever it was about, he hasn't dropped it. First, he refused to ask for help on an obvious foul ball yesterday off Dontrelle's foot, in which he hobbled back to the dugout. Immediately after the rain delay when the Marlins took the field, he was openly jawing with Jack about something. In the bottom of the ninth last night, he rings Damion Easley up on a check swing (where he clearly did not go) without getting an appeal from the first base umpire, who is supposed to determine the call in that situation. Now tonight, the foul ball incident and ejecting Jack maybe two words into the discussion. Something is up with this guy and he needs to be removed from the crew for tomorrow's game before he can do anymore harm. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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