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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Last Great Call (ESPN)

[bq]What this really was, when you think it through, was the Last Great Umpiring Call (or Calls) of the Pre-Instant Replay Era, the technology which—beginning in 2014—will permeate the lives of every umpire who ever sets foot on a major league field from now on.

Never again will six men in blue work a World Series game, or any other game, knowing there is no replay machine, no technological wizardry, hovering in the background to serve as their safety net.

Never again will there be quite the same pressure on these men to make life-changing, season-defining, history-altering calls in intense, real-time moments.[/bq]

Oral history of the obstruction call from the World Series.  I never would’ve guessed at that moment that that was the last time the Red Sox would lose a game in the series.

Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: March 28, 2014 at 03:25 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, obstruction, red sox, umpires, world series

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