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  •  Not OT at all. The 1st Base Ump blew it bigtime (2+ / 0-)
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    mkor7, peregrine kate

    and the Commissioner was TOO DUMB to say, based on clear objective evidence, and for the good of baseball, batter  #27 was OUT.  GAME OVER. Batter #28 (who also was put out) was just for our amusement.

    Even the broadcasters immediately said that the call was wrong. It was clear even before they showed replays.  I'll never understand why the umps didn't huddle on that call.

    I lost a huge amount of respect for baseball that day. And the networks all switched to that game in the 9th inning, because of the potential perfecto, so MILLIONS saw the flub by the ump, and then the BIGGER flub by the Commissioner.

    The point of the diary was not giving a cheater an unfair edge, and by extension, calling people out when the mistake is OBVIOUS.

    Great example.

    "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." -- Patrick Henry

    by BornDuringWWII on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 12:18:00 PM PDT

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