From: tom dunne on 4 Jun 2010 17:08
On Jun 4, 11:49 am, eddyg...(a)msn.com (john smith) wrote:
> Let's leave it the umpire's hands. I know they have a tough job and I am
> willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Even though I might be
> the first one to complain about them. Umpiring is a tough job, ever try
> it at a somewhat decent level of competition? It is no picnic.
It's the 7th game of the 2012 World Series, the Yankees are hosting
the Reds. It's the bottom of the 9th, the Reds lead by the score of
2-1 and are an out away from the championship. With Jeter on third
base, Cordero gets A-Rod to hit a grounder to the right. Votto moves
over and picks it cleanly, he throws to Cordero covering first and
Coco clearly beats the runner - the Reds win the World Series!
But not so fast... the first base umpire blows the call, exactly like
in Detroit. A-Rod is safe, Jeter scores the tying run. Frustrated and
shocked, Cordero is rattled and his next fastball catches too much of
the plate. Teixeira hammers it over the fence - the Yankees win the
Would you rather watch your Reds have a World Series stolen from them
instead of letting the umps use instant replay to get the call right?