A minor league umpire's ejection of an intern deejay for the Daytona Cubs for playing a sound clip of the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice" Wednesday has given added credence to the classic George Santayana statement, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
The odd scene unfolded in the visitor's eighth inning, after Fort Myers Miracle batter Andy Leer was ruled safe at first base by field umpire Ramon Hernandez, who ruled that Cubs first baseman Taylor Davis bobbled a low throw from shortstop Tim Saunders.
Cubs manager Brian Harper then exited the dugout to argue the call as our next two actors inadvertently prepared to repeat history.
As home plate umpire Mario Seneca stood at the dish waiting for Harper and Hernandez to conclude their discussion, Daytona intern deejay Derek Dye attempted to entertain the crowd while poking fun at the umpires, selecting a ballpark organ rendition of "Three Blind Mice" to play over the public address system at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
If only Dye had recalled the fates of ba...
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