Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Giants won today's game

The Giants scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th today against the Mets for a dramatic 4-3 victory and completed a 4 game sweep.

That's what actually happened. Anyone who saw the game today saw Mets third baseman throw high in a play at the plate, scoring Ishikawa for the winning run.

It was that way with the naked eye.
It was that way with the replay.

But like Jim Joyce and Armando Galaragga's complete game, reality doesn't matter... only the opinion of the umpire.

Phil Cuzzi, who already unnecessarily delayed the game by jawing with K-Rod, called him out at home.

Even the Mets announcers were saying as it happened "The Mets caught a HUGE break."

And that was BEFORE they looked at the instant replay.

And the replay was shown on the New York station while Bruce Bochy was still arguing... which spits in the face of the insane "Well, it will slow down the game" argument against instant replay.

He was safe. The Giants won the game... except they didn't.

If the Giants miss the playoffs by a single game this year, remember that play.
And know that the entire television audience saw the call was wrong in less than 1 minute.

I guess you can't waste a minute in determining who won or lost a game.

It's bonkers.
Just bring in instant replay!!!

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  1. The funny thing is how often a team misses the playoffs by a game or two and any fan of that team will be able to describe several game they "should" have won. As an Indians' fan, I remember an interleague game against the Reds. Scenario was bases loaded in extra innings at home with no outs. Somehow we managed to lose. We ended up missing the playoffs by one game. While that game stuck with me, there were at least a dozen other games they should have won. Vizquel is one of my favorite players of the last 20 years, but I still fixate on his failure to get a run in that day.

  2. I missed this play but if I saw it live I would probably been pissed off all day, so maybe it was a good thing. At least it wasn't a perfect game blown call