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Papelbon rips 'terrible' ump after loss

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08:18 AM ET 06.05 | With that giant new contract, Jonathan Papelbon can afford to pay the fines likely coming his way. Papelbon allowed a triple and an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning and took the loss as the Phillies were beaten, 4-3, by the Los Angeles Dodgers on an unusually raw night at Citizens Bank Park. After the game, the Phillies' closer unloaded on home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. ... "Doesn't surprise me," Papelbon said after hearing that Reyburn was a Triple A umpire. "He probably needs to go back to Triple A." Papelbon said he thought Reyburn "[stunk]." He added that Reyburn was "terrible" and his work affected the entire game. It's likely that Papelbon's comments will earn him a fine from MLB.

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June 5, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Get used to it Philly. Only a few more years go to....

June 5, 2012  08:40 AM ET

That rant sounds quite familiar.

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June 5, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Papelbon--- another CRYBABY from the Toilet of Philly.... This tirade will help this LOSER out immeasurably in his career---- What a true moron--- glad the Sillies got this Load./...

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June 5, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Not for nuthin', but as a pitcher, the last person I'd want to piss off is an ump. It's bad enough with the way they call a game with "their strikezone", but attacking them in the media leads for the strikezone to get a bit smaller.

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June 5, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Morning all....

June 5, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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I'm glad he's being adickin Philly too.

Morning Catwoman

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June 5, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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Not for nuthin', but as a pitcher, the last person I'd want to piss off is an ump. It's bad enough with the way they call a game with "their strikezone", but attacking them in the media leads for the strikezone to get a bit smaller.

Some consistancy by the umpires would be nice though.

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June 5, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Some consistancy by the umpires would be nice though.

They consistently suck, isn't that enough?

Those umps are only human....

Won't anyone think of the children??!?!?!?!!?!

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June 5, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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They consistently suck, isn't that enough?

They do, plus pitchers getting upset that every pitch that's close isn't called a strike doesn't help either.

 
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