Monday, August 19, 2019

Alan Porter's Little League 'Argument'

MLB umpire Alan Porter officiated a few innings during Sunday's Little League World Series in Williamsport, even entertaining a coach's question as 2B Umpire when a batter-runner wound up at second base following a wild throw during a sacrifice bunt attempt.

Porter saw action in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the afternoon's New Jersey-Hawaii game, ruling a Wailuku, HI runner safe at second base on a throw that pulled the middle fielder's foot off the base.

Later in the inning, with runners on first and second, a bunt attempt turned into a wild throw that caromed off the wall in foul territory along right field as Hawaii's baserunners scored and the batter-runner jogged into second base.

That brought out Elizabeth, New Jersey manager Jairo Labrador, who questioned Porter: "Why's he at second base?...On a time out he went over there?" as the ESPN crew quipped, "If you're going to go argue, that's not the guy to go argue with...might want to pick someone else."

Which also quite possibly explains precisely why Labrador took a beeline from the home plate umpire to Porter: less of an argument per se and more of a chance to speak with the only major leaguer on the field. | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Porter's Little League World Series experience in PA (CCS)


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