Cody Bellinger strikes out while receiving a standing ovation

Home plate umpire Jim Wolf calls a strike on Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs for a clock violation

Home plate umpire Jim Wolf calls a strike on Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs for a clock violation
picture, Mark J Terrill ,AP,

one would think that with mlb In seriously considering switching to robot amps, the humans currently doing the work would show a little urgency and at least try to demonstrate why they are better than the machine. Take, for example, Friday night at Dodger Stadium when Cody Bellinger was given a standing ovation by the fans who rooted him for the first seven years of his career. It seems like an opportune time to read the room and slide out the pitch clock, doesn’t it?


In case you’re wondering who the ass behind the mask is, it’s Jim Wolf. He started working in big companies in 1999 and has seen many historical moments. Maybe the return of the two-time All-Star and World Series champion doesn’t quite meet his notable criteria. Perhaps he didn’t want to set a dangerous precedent that no fan base is above the game. or it could have been something passive-aggressive Shot in the league for working him hard.

I don’t have a clue. though you want some clarification because Andrew McCutchen was on the receiving end of a Most welcome In Pittsburgh because he’s a Pirate again and he went without the ego trip.

Let’s try logic here for a second. Were fans going to do this for every at bat Bellinger made? Probably not. If this was the case, start handing out violations. More than one is superfluous, but I think the league office will let it slide if it’s within reason.

What 3-4-5 hitters are we going to play after Aaron Judge breaks his own home run record this year as Roger Maris Jr. is on the ground again, sobbing uncontrollably? Whenever a human does something so inexplicably dumb – like dumb criminal dumb – you just have to shake your head and laugh in amazement. It’s this kind of mess (and Rob Manfred’s affinity for fan service) that has MLB thinking the C-3P-ump might be a better path forward.

It takes the wisdom of a void to recognize that something is different when Bellinger comes to bat. So yeah, congratulations to Jim Wolf on his nomination. fool of the month,