Wednesday, January 30, 2008

MLB Umps Feeling Inquisition Pressure

World Umpires Association (WUA) is irked by MLB's gestapo-like investigation into its members' backgrounds.

Lamell McMorris, a spokesman for the WUA said, "Major League Baseball's security staff is essentially defaming umpires in their communities by conducting, strange, surreptitious and poorly-executed investigations resembling that of secret police in some despotic nation."

Among the investigators' "strange" inquisitions noted by the WUA, "neighbors of Greg Gibson and Sam Holbrook -- MLB umpires who live in Northern Kentucky -- were asked if the two men are members of the Ku Klux Klan."

In addition to eye tests, word is MLB will soon be using a Barcelona-based PI team to go into synagogues and weed out and convert Jewish umps.

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