Umpire Has Ridiculous Response to Blown Call That Gifted Cubs a Run

An umpire made a wild call in the game and then gave a crazy answer after to justify it.
Mar 31, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Michael Busch (29) scores the go
Mar 31, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Michael Busch (29) scores the go / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB season just started and there are already problems with the umpires. The defending champion Texas Rangers hosted the Chicago Cubs to kickstart the 2024 campaign.

At the top of the ninth inning Miles Mastrobuoni was at the plate and seemed to nicked the ball and as the baseball went into the backstop but the umpire didn't call it as such. He believed it was a swinging strike that allowed the Cubs to score a run to give them a 3-2 lead.

In a press conference after the game, umpire Chad Fairchild talked about it but didn't take any accountability for his mistake.

Fairchild was asked if he watched the video of the play and what were his thoughts following that.

He responded, "Well, I'm just going to stick with what I did on the field. If you've got questions for that, I'm not going to talk about videos."

Rangers News: Umpire Chad Fairchild Sees No Fault with his Ninth-Inning Blunder

These comments are certainly alarming due to the fact the evidence was clear.

Mastrobuoni tipped the pitch and it should have been ruled a foul ball but Fairchild believes his call was right. Officiating has been a topic of discussion for a while and this just opens the door further.

Regardless of his decision, the Rangers still rallied to beat the Cubs 4-3 in extra innings and started their quest for back-to-back World Series titles.

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