Jul 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Athletics second baseman Nick Punto (1) and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) argue with home plate umpire James Hoye after Punto struck out for the final out of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Oakland 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Punto's wife didn't agree with that strike three call

Friday night’s Mariners-A’s game ended in controversial fashion when the M’s Fernando Rodney struck out the A’s Nick Punto looking on a pitch that arguably was high out of the strike zone.

Punto certainly didn’t agree with the strike three call and threw down his helmet in anger. Punto and manager Bob Melvin both got ejected for arguing even though the game was over. Meanwhile, Fernando Rodney posed in joyous celebration.

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You know who really didn’t care for that call at all? Nick Punto’s wife Natalie Punto. She went on Twitter to voice her anger. And it was pretty funny.

From now on whenever someone disagrees with a strike call, they should say “Come on ump. That one was higher than Natalie Punto’s boobs!”

Natalie Punto is helping to update baseball vernacular and I’m very grateful for this. There aren’t enough boob references in baseball lingo.

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    Just another example how the strike zone changes from one umpire to the next. This year the umpires are the worst ever. They need to read the RULE book on where the strike is. Bad umpires make BAD calls. Playing favorites with pitchers or batters seems to be the norm on calling the STRIKE zone. Fans pay good money to watch a properly called & played Game.

  • Gary Slippoy

    Love Natalie’s sense of humour. Wouldn’t mind seeng the boobs so we could see if she was right or wrong.