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Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #870 on: July 15, 2017, 09:00:42 PM »
Tuned into FS1 for another game but got to watching the Yankee/Redsox game. It is still going on. Top 16th and the Rangers/KC game is almost over and this still going. Though NY has taken a lead. Boston playing "under protest" from some crazy long umpire/homeoffice replay reviews.

There was a Cubs game at Pittsburgh that had a weird umpire/replay situation to start the game.

Anthony Rizzo hit a monstrous leadoff home run that went into the river. It was a towering drive down the right field line that was hooking foul. The first base umpire ruled it fair.

The umpires held a conference and overturned the call ruling it foul based on the home plate umpire.

Then they called for an umpire discretion review.

The review was inconclusive and just said the ruling stands.

If they had called for the review before overturning the originall call it would have remained a home run.

The Cubs didn't protest, but if it had remained a home run, Rizzo would have had a record for the most consecutive games for a home run by the leadoff hitter to start his career as a leadoff hitter.

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #871 on: July 15, 2017, 09:07:25 PM »
There was a Cubs game at Pittsburgh that had a weird umpire/replay situation to start the game.

Anthony Rizzo hit a monstrous leadoff home run that went into the river. It was a towering drive down the right field line that was hooking foul. The first base umpire ruled it fair.

The umpires held a conference and overturned the call ruling it foul based on the home plate umpire.

Then they called for an umpire discretion review.

The review was inconclusive and just said the ruling stands.

If they had called for the review before overturning the originall call it would have remained a home run.

The Cubs didn't protest, but if it had remained a home run, Rizzo would have had a record for the most consecutive games for a home run by the leadoff hitter to start his career as a leadoff hitter.
This was the ruling that caused for the rest of the game to be played "under protest." Though even at the time announcers/fans were wondering why so long and even what was being discussed/reviewed. There was another long "discussion" earlier, I think. But this was the cause for the "under protest" by the Sox. No interference on the play umps say.
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/242309064/red-sox-protest-after-holliday-baserunning/?topicId=27118122