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Thursday, June 11, 2009

One of the worst strike zones I've ever seen




The top pitch, which is clearly over the plate and right at the knees of the Mets' hitter Luis Castillo, was somehow called a ball. The other two pitches, one of which is well off the plate to Utley while the other is at Shane Victorino's chest, were both called strikes. In a tie game, every pitch is critical. Chris Wheeler, however, was too busy talking about a Phillies-Mets game from 23 years ago instead of, you know, actually analyzing the awful strike zone and its impact on the Phillies-Mets game from 2009. I'm not sure if the broadcasting is worse than the umpiring, but either way, Harry Kalas is furious somewhere.

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