Giants vs. Dodgers: Wilmer’s Check Swing


In game 5 of the series, Dodgers vs. Giants, the umpire made a very questionable call regarding the check swing made by Wilmer Flores. As expected, Giants fans are upset and are taking their frustrations to social media outlets. The reason fans are so mad about the call is because it was the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs leaving Wilmer as the Giants’ last hope to either get on base or tie the game. Having said this, calling check swings in the MLB are incredibly difficult and challenging. Even making an imaginary strike zone is up to interpretation of the umpire. While the call was questionable people fail to understand the difficulties of being an umpire. However, having it be the end of the Giants incredible season is unfortunate.