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Ump Is Not Having Any Fun, Tells Player To Run The Bases After Hitting Homer

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A few days after the shotgunning home run celebration became a thing, we get this gem from the Oregon State-Dallas Baptist NCAA Regional game where redshirt freshman infielder Andrew Benefield blasted a grand slam and admired that beauty.

Guess who wasn’t happy about it? That’s right…THE UMP!  Benefield just hit a go-ahead grand slam in the regional deciding Game 3 where the Patriots trailed Oregon State 5-0 before scratching back to 5-2 in the 7th when Benefield hit this shot that will be talked about for decades.

Now get a look at how the ump reacted to Benefield making sure he got all of that one. Respect the game!! Run!!

“Unbelievable. To win it that way was incredible. These guys have shown incredible resiliency. I’m super proud of them, they stuck with it,” Patriots head coach Dan Heefner said after the game. “Once Wrobleski hit his home run, it gave the guys the spark they needed. Zane went out there and pitched so well for us. In the seventh, they walked the bases loaded for us and Benefield just came through. The thing I told him was that he was just looking for one pitch and to try and drive the ball back up the middle. He put a great swing on it.”

Benefield still couldn’t believe it after the 8-5 victory that sends the Patriots to a super-regional showdown with the winner of the Virginia-Old Dominion regional for a shot at playing in the College World Series in Omaha.

“It’s surreal, this is why I wanted to come to college so I could experience moments like this. I was just looking heater out over the plate. I thought he was going to work away but it missed over the plate and I just turned on. I just stuck to our approach and it worked out. It’s such a blessing being here at DBU, I love every guy in this dugout.”

 

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. Nah Ump is right there is such a thing as terrible sportsmanship and unnecessarily showing up a pitcher in baseball. This whole “let the players have fun” bullshit is exactly that a bunch of bullshit nobody ever said players can’t show emotion in this sport but to act like acting like a complete fucking asshole after a homer isn’t bad sportsmanship is completely disingenuous.

  2. The new age, where to be having fun means you need to be a classless jerk. Posing and posers doesn’t make the game more exciting…that is bs. Playing baseball might, but HR or strike out is all the rage, sort of of like chuck a three in basketball. The game is stagnant, not because not enough celebration, but how it’s currently played.

    • I remember an old Braves commercial where it’s top aces Glavine, Maddux and Smotz talking hitting, “chicks love the long ball”, but not that many chicks watching. I guess it’s just not fast enough for gamechair attention limited young folks.

  3. Good for the ump. One of the unwatchable things about baseball is the moronic me-first preening after every hit. You’re in Di college ball at a high level. ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE! Run the damn bases and get back to work.

    • Exactly my point that is the definition of cool to me because you know you will produce in that same exact situation time and again and it’s intimidating af for the opponent cuz they’re like “this dude is all fucking business”

  4. Let players have fun and express themselves mantra is crap. Playing the game is what’s supposed to be fun. Bringing attention to oneself is self serving and childish.

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