Friday, October 08, 2010

Posey was out

Hey, I'm THRILLED the Giants won... but there is a sour taste in that they won 1-0... and the only run was scored by Buster Posey who was in scoring position because he stole second base...

And he was out.

The replay showed it.

Very easily fixable. The game pauses after a stolen base. The replay ump could have said "Hey! He was out. I just saw it."

Not that it was important... in a playoff game that ended 1-0.

Even the announcers said that second base umpire Paul Emmel wasn't in the right position to make the call.

It's not his fault that he wasn't in the prime place to call a stolen base with a catcher on first... but he missed the call.

Not an opinion. A fact.
And it lead to the only run in a playoff game.

I am still waiting for a logical reason to NOT have instant replay.

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  1. Ah well, how many times did a bad call cost the Giants? Its called payback! Giants wouldn't have even been in this last day win situation if it wasn't for a botched call in a game against the Mets, as you said yourself. So we call this ultimate payback, deal!

  2. "I am still waiting for a logical reason to NOT have instant replay."

    Don't know if its logical, but the reason is:

    Bud Selig

    There will be replay once Selig leaves the game, but no sooner. After last years post season blunders, there was a commitee set up in January of this year to help deal with baseballs "issues".

    As you can see, NOTHING has changed. It's sad.

    P.S. I'm rooting for the Giants too, but Posey was out