Vin Scully lip-reads Jim Tracy’s ejection in hilarious fashion (Video)
It’s always nice to see umpires get together on the field to make sure they made the right call after a questionable play, but sometimes it doesn’t work out. During the seventh inning of the Dodgers-Rockies game on Monday night, Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler made what appeared to be a nice catch on a sinking liner. The call could have gone either way, as it appeared to just barely knick the ground but for the most part Fowler had it in the web of his glove. The umpire initially called it a catch.
However, Mike Estabrook changed the call to a trap after meeting with the rest of the umpiring crew. Considering how close of a play it was, they probably should have just let the call on the field stand — which appeared to be the right one. This infuriated Colorado manager Jim Tracy and led to some amazing commentary from Vin Scully, who lip-read from Tracy as he was being ejected.
“He caught the ball,” Scully said to try to keep the viewing audience in the loop. “He caught the blinkin’ ball. He caught the darn ball. That is blinkin’ fertilizer.”
Between this and Scully’s recent rant about major leaguers and rundowns, the Dodgers legend is on fire.