MLB Ump Marty Foster At It Again, Makes Awful Interference Call During Miami-Milwaukee Game

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Major League Baseball still suffers from umpires who think they are bigger than the game. Marty Foster, who has been around for quite some time, once again wanted to take a game over.

During a Wednesday afternoon game between the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers, Foster made an interference call at first base that left players, coaches and fans scratching their heads.

Foster made the call on a roller down the first base line. As Miami’s Isan Diaz raced down the line, Milwaukee’s pitcher Zack Godley made what looked like a routine play to get the out.

Instead though, Foster, said Godley interfered with the runner – much to the surprise of BOTH benches.

Diaz was running on infield grass, and Godley still didn’t interfere with him. It wasn’t even close. Yet Foster claims he did all the same.

Foster is one of those umps whose name you know for all the wrong reasons. He made an awful third-strike call in the 9th inning of a tight game between the Rangers and Rays a few years back. You can see from the tweet below just how awful the call was, and how irate then Rays skipper Joe Maddon became because of it.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. The rule that umps live by: I call them the way I see ’em. Second ump, I call them the way they are.
    Third ump and the truth is they ain’t nothing till I call ’em. Shouldn’t there be a three game suspension for obvious incompetence? I am unimpressed with umpires, and referees at all levels. Maybe they have no athletic talent, but want to affect the game so they become umps/referees. I think it is a sickness to be an ump, they are the original “Karens”.

  2. Either allow managers and players to publicly criticize officials or actually punish blatantly wrong calls. I’m not talking about missing a strike/ball that was an inch off the plate or a bang-bang play or anything where replay is needed (unless they still get it wrong as in Atlanta last week). I’m talking about this. This call is in no conceivable way correct.

    I would love to make Foster sit down in front of the cameras and explain how this is interference. But MLB wouldn’t even do that.

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