Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 5/2/12
The play: Wednesday afternoon, Coors Field, Dodgers vs. Rockies — Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston, Jr. hit a ground ball to Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson’s left.  Nelson made a nice diving play, stood up and threw the ball wide to first base.  It was wide enough that Todd Helton, who is a pretty good defensive first baseman, realized he wasn’t going to catch it while staying on the bag.  So Helton, like any good first basemen would, went off the bag to scoop the throw.  No doubt he was safe. The call: Somehow, some way first base umpire Tim Welke called Hairston out.  Broadcasters Eric Collins, Steve Lyons and everyone in the stadium saw that Helton was at least a foot off the bag except Welke.  Dodgers manager Don Mattingly tried to get Welke to get help from another umpire but Welke wasn’t having it. The review:  It’s hands down one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen in sports.  And, Jerry Hairston’s reaction makes the video.
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