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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.
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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.
Find job security as good as MLB umpires. This is Marty Foster 6 YEARS AGO pic.twitter.com/cOplnaF82m
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) August 14, 2019