Alabama bias? Tennessee fans react after umpire fails to call interference during Ole Miss-Vandy game
By now you’ve likely seen the call that cost Tennessee its opening-round game against Alabama in the 2021 SEC Baseball Tournament.
If you missed it, the Vols appeared to have won the game in the ninth inning but the game-winning run didn’t count after the umpire called interference on Tennessee.
Tennessee went on to lose the game in extra innings.
Here is a clip of that play:
Foreman to the groin… interference in my book. pic.twitter.com/WUkfRm7Ayz
— Chicago Gump (@GriffinTSmith) May 26, 2021
Many non-Tennessee fans have chimed in and said the right call was made there.
Following the game, Tennessee coach TonyThe umpire told Vitello, the Volunteer base runner, “
After in the evening, a similar play unfolded during the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt game.
Interestingly, this one was not called interference:
— Dusty Pennington (@DustyPe18277880) May 27, 2021
To no surprise, Tennessee fans have been quick to point out the Alabama bias:
It’s incredible how much this conference caters to one team over others. https://t.co/ShkesHBbhA
— Jake Wallman (@JakeWallman__) May 27, 2021
I really don't see how this play is any different than the call made that cost Tennessee the win over Alabama earlier in the day.
Consistency is all we're looking for on these type of "judgement" calls.
Especially with the same crew working both games. https://t.co/Bi2S3TrKrc
— Mark West – Author – The First Xvangelical (@Mark4Libertas) May 27, 2021
— LawCoVol (@js_hannah) May 27, 2021
It’s the exact same slide, I am fuming before 8 am https://t.co/9IyzPBgvfi
— Jacob Poynter (@Jcup_Poynter) May 27, 2021
— King Johnny (@KingJoh35661702) May 27, 2021
Good on @GregSankey & @SECOfficiating for protecting their money teams while screwing over Tennessee. No need to let things like integrity and fairness get in the way of lining your pockets with cash. https://t.co/yNQphDD7Ow
— Travis Cabage (@Travis_Cabage) May 27, 2021
Same play. https://t.co/PI7UdwZFQ6
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) May 27, 2021