It's Impossible To Defend This Texas Umpire That Is Being Investigated For Attempting To Sabotage A Game
YardBarker- The Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) has been made aware of the incident involving our members during the Texas High vs. Whitehouse Baseball game this past weekend. Our organization has an established process to address serious complaints of this nature.
TASO will conduct a thorough investigation regarding all aspects of the 3 game series and take any necessary action based on the outcome of the investigation.
As always, our organization is committed to our Texas student athletes to ensure a fair and impartial outcome of every game.
If we're looking for positives here then this is a pretty huge win for Texas high school baseball. I imagine everyone has seen 'Friday Night Lights' so we had a pretty good idea that some shady shit was going on during football season, but attempting to manipulate the outcome of baseball games is taking it to a whole new level. Especially when the attempt couldn't possibly be mistaken as anything else. What other reason could this guy possibly have had for scurrying over to home plate looking lie he forgot to turn the oven off and intentionally covering every spec of it with dirt before the runner rounded third? This was about as subtle as the forearm Dion Waiters put into Manu Ginobili's chest at the end of Game 2. Even Tim Donaughy is embarrassed by this guy's lack of candor. Do we even need the investigation? This guy was so desperate to make a difference in the game that the only investigation that should be taking place should be directed at the most wealthy parent on the opposing team. Assuming there isn't a sports book for high school baseball that's the only possible explanation for what I just saw.
I don't know which oil tycoon's son plays for the Whitehouse Wildcats, but he's not going to be happy that this umpire procrastinated fixing this game for so long that he had no choice but to partake in the most obvious and unproductive form of sabotage these eyes have ever seen. Ever stayed up late to write a paper, accidentally fallen asleep, woken up like 30 minutes before it's due and just thrown a heap helping of trash on the page just so you had something to hand in? That's what this reminded me of. This umpire put off completing his ethically compromising assignment, and just needed to be able to show the man that paid him off that he tried. Unfortunately he also showed the whole world via a viral video that he surely didn't know was being taken, but that's just 2016 for ya.