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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 April 12 when the Reds hosted the Cardinals. With the score tied 5-5 in the top of the eighth inning,…

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 April 12 when the Reds hosted the Cardinals. With the score tied 5-5 in the top of the eighth inning,…

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...The umpires need to be sensitive about who to protect.

Meanwhile, teams should finish the inning like it was a four-out inning in case a call is reversed.

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