Sunday, May 13, 2012

Swisher was safe... but called out for being stupid

Down by 4 leading off the bottom of the 9th, Nick Swisher lined a drive to left field. Mariners left fielder Casper Wells, who already homered and drove in 3 runs, tried to make a catch but it bounced away.

Swisher tried to stretch it to a triple and was called out.
Now Replays showed he was safe (and it took less than a minute to SHOW) but I have no problem with the incorrect call standing.

No, not just because it happened to the Yankees.

But why the hell was he running to third?
To be able to score on a sacrifice fly?
To score on a passed ball?

The second he ran to third on a ball to left when he could have been in scoring position in the 9th inning with Raul Ibanez coming up?

I think the umpire called him out on principle.

"You are out JUST FOR TRYING THAT you nincompoop!"

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