Tuesday’s Red Sox-Nationals game has been a close one, and that makes it an emotional game for Boston. The postseason might seem almost out of reach, but that means every single game matters if we do want any sort of a miracle run.
And in a one-run game with so much on the line, Justin Turner showed a heck of a lot more maturity than I would have after being struck out on one of the worst blown calls of the season.
Just look at this called strike from home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman.
And if you’re thinking “hey these umps aren’t robots, maybe it looked closer live,” then I have bad news for you.
That pitch starts way outside. It progresses way outside. It gets to the catcher’s glove way outside. It’s never even remotely close. But apparently Dreckman just wants to go home.
It should be no surprise that the 38-year-old Turner handled it like a consummate professional, but holy cow.
Fans around Boston are doing their fair share of cursing out Dreckman in Turner’s honor though.
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