Saturday, September 8, 2012

Teixiera called out on this play

 

The "human element" appears to be in full force tonight!

4 comments:

night owl said...

If he went into first standing up, I'll bet he would've been called safe. First base umpires often go by the sound of the foot hitting the bag and the sound of the ball hitting the glove.

Contrary Guy said...

I didn't see it live but I can't argue. I don't know why managers tolerate sliding into first and don't treat it the same as throwing to the wrong base or missing the cutoff man.

Scott Sawyer said...

Another absolutely ridiculous call. Yes, Mark is an idiot for diving into the bag but it is not even close. At least the first baseman is on the base, unlike that call from earlier in the year where the guy was a yard from having his foot on the base. This umpire needs to be disciplined in some way.

carlsonjok said...

Last year, the same umpire made what some call the worst call in baseball history.