Originally written April 09, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
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Your browser does not support iframes. The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Texas Rangers 5-4 Monday on a dispute strike called on Ben Zobrist to end the game. The count was full as Joe Nathan was facing Zobrist with a man on first and two outs in the top of the ninth. Nathan threw a breaking ball that dipped down and appeared to tail out of the strike zone. Home plate umpire Marty Foster thought it was a strike and called out Zobrist to end the game. Rays manager Joe Maddon couldn’t believe the call. He came running out of the dugout to plead with Foster as the fireworks went off at the Ballpark in Arlington. He got in the umpire’s face, but it was no use. Nathan was credited for his 300th career save, and all Maddon could do was vent after the game. That can’t happen in a major league game. — Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) April 9, 2013 The look on Nathan’s face should have tipped you off that it was a bad call; he knew he got away with one. The thing is, the ball was actually within t...
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