Someone need to send Garcia either glasses or a rule book. With calls
like those two the Os don't have a change.
: Someone need to send Garcia either glasses or a rule book. With calls
: like those two the Os don't have a change.
Home run: A ball up against the fence like that is really tough to call.
In fact, it's impossible in a 2/3/4 man system. Garcia got it wrong. But I
could clearly see the kid's interference only from the centre-field camera
shot, and slo-mo really helped. From the dead-on camera angle (home plate)
it looked like the ball might have hit the top of the wall. It must have
been impossible to call from the outside, which is where Garcia was. Very
tough break for Baltimore, as it certainly affected the game.
Foul ball down the line: Garcia had the right angle for this one -- it
would be hard not to get this right. That ball really bounced quickly into
the field, so Garcia must have thought it hit something hard (top of
fence) as opposed to a hand or glove. I would have liked to see a camera
angle looking down the line to see if we could pick up the trajectory of
the ball. From the crappy angles NBC did show, it sure looked like it was
a foot from the wall, and fan interference.
Umpires get tough games sometimes, and calls get blown. but the ones that
really make you ache are the ones that affect the outcome.
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