This is Rob Drake, umpire. He worked first base in last nights Phils-Nats game. He missed Chase Utley's three run homer. He is not a very popular man right now.
Rob Drake is associated with the Arizona Umpriring Academy, which trains umpires with the help of...Jesus? That's right, ol' JC is down in 'Zona training umpires. Drake, whose favorite Bible verse is Luke 9:23 ("God said unto the Umpiralites, thou shalt stick it to the Philadelphians.") says on their website, "Every time I walk on the baseball field I want to be perfect. I pray that He will give me the strength to live a sin-free life. The problem is that both are impossible. I will make mistakes in umpiring...He is faithful and just to forgive me." Maybe so, but Philadelphians aren't quite as forgiving as the Messiah. Better stay away from South Philly for a while. I just wish he could see the right field foul pole as clearly as his own salvation.
Phillies Hate Us
Reason #748 - "$15.00 processing fee or $4.00 order charge is not refundable whether or not a postseason game is played." ??? A processing fee for a process that wouldn't have happened? This is the gratitude that the Phillies orgaization shows to their fans for their faith and commitment. Disgusting.
Why was Burrell in the lineup last night? Ramon Ortiz was/is/will be a right handed pitcher. He's not Greg Harris, he's not switching it up mid-batter. Burrell is hitting .215 this month. Why can't that freaking retard see that he shouldn't be starting against right handed ptiching. Ahhhh.
For memories sake, here is a pic of Burrell back when he could still hit.