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Call Reversal

A call reversal based on a video challenge happened in the Marlins-Mets game at Citi Field on April 18, 2015. In the top of the third, the Marlins had Adeiny Hechavarria on second base and two outs when Dee Gordon hit a slow bouncer to Mets’ shortstop Wilmer Flores. Gordon was called out at first base […]

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Umpires’ Incorrect Call Jeopardizes Players

Umpires’ Incorrect Call Jeopardizes Players When a replay challenge initiates a call reversal that requires the umpires to arbitrarily place the base runners, one would think that common sense would dictate the umpires’ decision since the umpire’s incorrect call can place either team in jeopardy. Take what happened at the Great American Ball Park on […]

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Balk Call Reversed

On Friday night, June 3, 2016, the Red Sox had Dustin Pedroia at bat with an 0-2 count and Blake Swihart on first base in the bottom of the ninth with two outs trailing 5-2 when Jays’ closer Roberto Osuna, in his set position, stepped toward first without throwing the ball. It appeared to be […]

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Is the Pitcher in the Stretch or Full Wind-up?

A rare balk reversal in the Padres-Rockies game on Sunday at Coors Field led to the ejection of Padres manager Pat Murphy. It involved Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin whose pitching style is controversial to say the least. My comments will follow the article that was written by Corey Brock.  Murphy ejected after balk call is […]