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Old 10-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #15
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WOW!!!!!....Another blown call by the umpires change the outcome of a playoff game...

The ball that Mauer hit down the line was fair by a good 4 inches ,with the umpire staring directly at it....which means he scores on any hit following...and while I do agree the Twins had chances after that,and failed to capitalize......the call still changes everything and ends up costing them 1 run.... minimum and possibly the game.....


The other call I'm referring to was the non-call on the ball that hit Branden Inge in the 12 inning of the Tigers /Twins playoff game ...and again it cost the Tigers a run and in turn changed the outcome of the game...

The third call(while I was not watching the game -but saw replays,) was Torrealba OBVIOUSLY being safe at third.....

and while I dont believe that "MLB" has teams it wants to see win ...both calls would give "conspiracy theorists" a very good arguement....

instant replay would have changed/corrected both of these calls....so maybe its time to start using it more.....
if you want the truth....I'd like to see them introduce it for balls and strikes(which ,with todays technology,would be VERY easy to do)......
and would take away any variances in the "strike zone"..which change dramatically with some of the umpires....

Forget your "traditionalist " saying human calls are "just part of the game"
this is 2009 lets get the calls right anyway possible....so that its ALL decided by the players.....NOT the Umpires...

Just hate to see games/series/seasons determined or altered by an umpire who may be having a bad day(which we all do) for whatever reason---
and remember these are only the calls in the first few games of the playoffs, so that we ALL saw them--how about the rest of the year during everyday games when only a few (relatively) were watching

In the words of "Sir Charles"
Turrible...just turrible
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