Padres fans vs. umpire in battle of bubble gum
On Friday night in San Diego's Petco Park, the lines were clearly drawn, and the battle was over the discarded gum of an umpire.
Over at Lobshots, we hear a rumor of war. Said war principally involves a subset of Padres fans and a certain umpire who insists on befouling the Petco Park playing surface with his discarded bubble gum.
To recount, the accused, umpire Jordan Baker, is alleged to have thrown -- quite possibly with a sidearm delivery -- a piece of his chewed gum -- quite possibly Hubba Bubba -- onto the Petco outfield grass after almost every half inning of Friday's 17-inning colossus of a ballgame.
The harrowing photographic evidence, again courtesy of Lobshots ...
Gum -- malodorous umpire gum -- is what you see there!
Eventually, fans in those outfield seats began to take notice and let Mr. Baker know that he was something less than a gentleman's gentleman. Witness this action-news video from the front lines ...
I do believe that particular gum-toss can be characterized as being defiantly aimed toward the fans' general vicinity, perhaps with the intent of doing bodily harm. Casus belli is what that is!
In any event, I urge you to read Lobshots' chronicle of the entire affair. It will come as no surprise to the baseball-controversy enthusiast that Angel Hernandez, a.k.a. America's Good BuddyTM, plays a supporting role.
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