In the 9th inning of what turned out to be an awesome 4-3 Michigan win, a Wolverines’ batter was tossed by an incredibly soft umpire for swiping at the dirt with his bat following a questionable strike call.

It’s the first day of baseball and the super pillowy soft umpires are already setting the tone.  The pitch looked a little inside.  Was the hitter unhappy with the call?  Probably.

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But all he did was take a little swipe at the dirt with his bat.  He didn’t turn around and he didn’t appear to say anything.  This umpire needs a suspension or something to get him back in check.

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