Wow! Take a look at this. You won’t believe it. This makes that Jim Jarvis call on the Armando Galarraga play look like play-doh! Unfortunately, it’s another reason for the instant replay pundits to continue beating their drums. I’m not a fan of instant replay, but I have to admit I sometimes wonder if maybe Selig might, just once in a while, override a call. You know, like maybe once or twice a year?
The call was made by umpire Jerry Meals during the 19th Inning of the Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates game last night, giving Atlanta the win by a score of 4-3. The Braves’ runner, Julio Lugo, was clearly out as seen in the video and appears to be as surprised as the catcher was at the call. I guess Jerry Meals wanted to go back to his hotel room and either sleep or eat a meal since it was already 2am in Atlanta.
The blog title’s a little skewed since I’m sure the runner thought the umpire made a fabulous call as did a lot of the Braves fans. It depends a lot on your perspective, doesn’t it? Videos and some of the commentary provided from D’Wizzle’s World, a Yardbarker network.