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Lunchtime musical interlude: The Umpire is a Most Unhappy Man

Today, the world of Internet video as it collides with sports takes us to a very unusual place indeed. Timely -- but certainly unusual.

As we discussed earlier today, a tag play call at home plate in the bottom of the 13th inning by umpire Tim McClelland decided not only the game but the season, so far, for Colorado and San Diego. The Rockies' Matt Holliday scored on a sacrifice fly to lift Colorado, 9-8, in a one-game showdown for the National League wild card spot sending them into the playoffs against the Philadelphia Phillies. But the call remains controversial because San Diego catcher Michael Barrett was effectively blocking the plate and after losing the handle on the ball, he tagged Holliday who was dazed on the ground. Replays did not show conclusively whether Holliday ever touched the plate. McClelland, in a delayed call, said he did.

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But one can easily see that life for an umpire is frequently difficult, as our friend the duck (yes, the duck) explains here ...

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