Unsurprisingly, the Umps Hand ANOTHER Game to the L.A. Dodgers

We’ve seen it happen a million times before, and it happened again last night, when the L.A. Dodgers played in a 2-2 series tied NLDS game against the San Francisco Giants.


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The Dodgers have made the playoffs every year since 2013. How many of those games did the umpires give to them?

By Nathan Plunk, Copy Editor

Just like every other die-hard Astros fan, I was rooting for the demise of the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, just like every umpire to ever call a game, they did all they could to hand it to them, thus causing me to write this article. Blatant for anyone to see, the calls were just plain bad throughout the entire game. How can this umpire go to sleep at night knowing he missed two blatant balls, calling them strikes?

I was really hoping the Giants would pull out the win. After all, they were playing at Oracle Park, fighting against one of their biggest rivals in the postseason. What made it worse was the fact that at the start of the game, ESPN had them at a 52.4% chance to win. I guess they didn’t account for the fact that the Dodgers are the Dodgers.

Despite the atrocious calling throughout the whole series, it was the final play that pushed many people over the edge. I’ll let you watch it for yourself:

I know, I’m mad about it too. Seriously, how do you do that bad?! It was that call that not only lost San Francisco the game, but their chance for another World Series title – one I’m sure people would rather them have than the Dodgers. But hey, that’s the city of L.A. for you. Always getting off lucky when it comes to controversial calls.

All we can do now is hope the umps are better when the Astros play the Red Sox later today, for game one of the ALCS.