So Puerto Rico wound up keeping Mexico winless after scoring a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning, but things teetered on getting ugly in the bottom half of the inning.
As I earlier ‘reported,’ Durazo was ejected in the fifth inning. Well, let’s just say it was a rough night for home plate umpire Francisco Ramirez all around.
Jon Weber led off the bottom of the 10th, took a called strike and turned around to say something to Ramirez. As was the case with Durazo, Ramirez immediately tossed Weber, who then flipped his bat to the ground, took his helmet off and got directly in Ramirez’ face.
“You’re (expetive deleted) terrible,” were the only words that could be made out from the auxiliary press box in the stands at Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium–an auxiilary press box that now has electricity, I might add.
“The first nine hitters from both sides had complaints for (Ramirez),” Mexico manager Lorenzo Bundy said. “So that might tell you a little something about the (strike) zone.”
There was no doubt Ramirez’ perceived zone wavered from inning-to-inning, pitch-to-pitch. But losing Durazo and Weber–two of the club’s best hitters–hurt Mexico more than anything.
Every team usually brings in three members into the press conferences, but Bundy’s been a lonely man in his daily postgame routine. He might be the most enigmatic of all the managers here in San Juan, however, and his passion is felt with every word.
Even if I need a translator.
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