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Evan Meece is held at bat by the field umpire in the midst of a tirade on his nemesis, home plate umpire Tom Tamlin, after a questionable call in the eighth inning.

Shockers stun Pirates

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Umpire Tom Tamlin and Pirates Manager Evan Meece are not the best of friends and it showed late Wednesday night in a 7-6 nailbiter at Russ Jacobson field in New York Mills.

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"You're the worst umpire ever!" said Meece and that was about as congenial as the niceties got.

Tamlin did little to help his own cause and found himself on the end of two irate dugouts from calling a seemingly pliant strike zone.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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