Umpires, they're not having the greatest week. Days after totally blowing a game-ending third-strike call against the Tampa Bay Rays, another set of umpires caused a 15-minute delay in Wednesday's Washington Nationals/Chicago White Sox game because they were stuck in traffic.
Today's Nats-White Sox game is delayed, 7:20 p.m. start, because the umps were delayed in traffic and got a late start, per team spokesman.
— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) April 10, 2013
Imagine the next manager who tries to chew these umps out. "At least I can get to the game on time." Even funnier is that this comes a day after Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span complained about traffic in D.C.
See, he's right. Let's not forget: this spring Zack Greinke said he considered helicoptering to games at Dodger Stadium because of traffic.
Obviously we know what should happen now. Bud Selig needs to buy everybody helicopters.