Umpire Suspended After Horrendously Bad Call In College Baseball Game

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Well … somebody should lose their umpire card.

A college baseball game between New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State ended in a very contentious fashion after an umpire waged a vendetta against a Valley player. The viral clip has set the social media world ablaze.

In the ninth inning, New Orleans was leading the series opener against Mississippi Valley State, 7-3, with the Delta Devils appearing to have some life in an attempt to claw their way to a rally. However, the umpire would completely kill that momentum with a “strike three and you’re out” situation — but with a horrendously bad call. And it left MSVU’s Davon Mims absolutely livid.

Mims, who is a left fielder for Mississippi Valley State, came up to the plate with two outs, being the last hope for MSVU. During the at-bat, the count got to 1-1, with the next pitch being called a strike — though it was very borderline and could have gone either way. With the tension of the game at a boiling point, Mims jumped up and down in disagreement with the umpire and pointed out with his bat where he felt the pitch landed.

Well, let’s just say, the umpire was not happy whatsoever with his strike zone being questioned:


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Reggie Drummer, who was the umpire behind the plate, was hit with an indefinite suspension by the Southland Conference.

I know umpires have a certain amount of power and some of the unwritten rules of baseball allow them to act a little outrageous sometimes, but surely this can’t be part of it. The ump literally put a loss on Mississippi Valley State’s schedule with a blatantly horrendous call. I mean, seriously, it was obvious that he had a vendetta against Mims. (RELATED: Miami Marlins Add Yuli Gurriel And José Iglesias In Free Agency Just Before Start Of The Season)

I think we need to take this guy’s umpire license away — I’m all for ‘this is so baseball‘ moves, but not this nonsense.