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.
Just bring in instant replay!!!