Who are you petitioning?
What do you want them to do?
Stop Throwing Gum on the Field
Plenty of umpires make bad calls, it’s part of the game. But rookie umpire Jordan Baker is on another level. You may be familiar with Baker for a number of reasons. Aside from blowing several calls so far this season, this clown feels the need to throw giant wads of chewed up gum into shallow left field nearly every time he’s in the field. No, I am not kidding. This first started in the Padres vs. Blue Jays extra inning game. Every single half inning he would take a few steps into the outfield as players jogged back to their dugouts and hurl his gum.
If you are not familiar with his gum throwing, you may remember him getting into a verbal altercation with C.C. Sabathia back in May. “I’m a grown man, and I didn’t say nothing to him, and he came back from behind the plate, so of course I was animated,” Sabathia said.
And now I am starting this petition after watching this guy make the worst call I have EVER seen against the Diamondbacks, eject Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell for arguing the obvious out, then proceed to spit his gum out all over the outfield for the remainder of the game. The guy is a disgrace to baseball.
Here are some great references to further get my point across:
And here’s a great shot of the trail of gum left behind by Baker - http://www.lobshots.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gum-petco-6-1-13.jpg
Major League Baseball needs to address this ASAP, please sign this petition if you agree!