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Bob Motley

Bob Motley

Fans, Bob Motley observed, “never blamed their team for a loss, it was always the umpire. A player could have bobbled a ball or made an errant throw and the fans would blame the umpire. . . . The fans would always find something that had happened in the game, no matter how badly their team may have got beaten, and find fault with the umpire. As sickening as it sometimes was, I was always impressed by their dedication.” (COURTESY OF BYRON MOTLEY)

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