Found May 11, 2013 on Players View:

It all started when Oakland Athletics shortstop Adam Rosales was robbed of a home run on Wednesday.

The homer would have tied the game in the top of the ninth inning with two outs.

Instead, the Cleveland Indians were able to finish the save attempt and go on to win the game.

How did this happen?

How did Angel Hernandez’s crew screw-up a blatant ninth inning home run with the aid of replay?

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Controversial Call Made By Umpires On Adam Rosales Home Run

At the top of the 9th inning, Oakland A’s INF Adam Rosales appeared to hit a game-tying home run on Wednesday. The ball hit off the top of the fence in centerfield and then it came back down. The homerun was under review and after the review, the umpires decided that it was only a double. Everybody was shocked, even the Cleveland Indians broadcasters and players knew that it was...

How exactly did umps review replay?

What did umpire Angel Hernandez see and how did he see it? The question became a hot topic Thursday amid the uproar surrounding Hernandez's failure to make the correct call on an apparent ninth-inning, game-tying home run by the Athletics' Adam Rosales. Hernandez indicated to a pool reporter that the umpires might not have seen the same replays in the same broadcast quality...

MLB admits umpires goofed on HR call

CLEVELAND -- Baseball admitted Thursday afternoon what the world knew Wednesday night: The call that took a home run from Oaklands Adam Rosales against the Indians was wrong.Given what we saw, we recognize that an improper call was made, MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre said in a statement released Thursday. Perfection is an impossible standard in any endeavor, but our goal...

How an Oakland A's home run is not a home run

Your browser does not support iframes. Last night was not the Oakland A's night. Oakland was trailing Cleveland 4-3 going into the 9th inning when shortstop Adam Rosales smacked a fly ball to deep center that was originally ruled a double. But manager Bob Melvin asked for a review. However, replays showed that hit the railing above the yellow line which should have been a...

Angel Hernandez may not have overturned call in protest of instant replay

Angel Hernandez and his umpiring crew refused to overturn an Adam Rosales hit in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s Oakland A’s-Cleveland Indians game despite instant replay showing the ball went out of the park. Had Rosales’ hit been correctly ruled a home run instead of a double, it would have tied the game. Nobody could figure out why Hernandez’s crew did not overturn the...

MLB Admits It Got Home Run Call Wrong in Athletics-Indians Game, But Results Won’t Change

CLEVELAND — Major League Baseball says the umpires were wrong. That doesn’t help the Oakland Athletics. One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious home run by A’s infielder Adam Rosales following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an “improper call” was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game between the...

Don't Tape Me Bro

You might have missed this last night. And who could blame you, since you were probably watching the Mets get bludgeoned with a blow-up mallet by the White Sox, which is the equivalent of "living under a rock" that people would accuse you of if you have gotten this long without seeing what happened in last nights A's/Indians game: So to sum up, Angel Hernandez...

MLB says umpires made 'improper call'

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Major League Baseball says the umpires were wrong. That doesn't help the Oakland Athletics. One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious home run by A's infielder Adam Rosales following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe Torre said an "improper call" was made in the ninth inning of Wednesday's...

MLB must fix this obvious mistake

Earlier this morning, I tweeted my agreement with a suggestion by ESPN's Buster Olney that baseball overrule umpire Angel Hernandez, allow Adam Rosales' home run and resume Wednesday night's game between the Indians and Athletics with the score tied 4-4. I understand the implications of such a suggestion. I understand that hundreds of bad calls have stood over the years...

Umpires for Angels-Astros Don’t Know MLB Rule, Allow Consecutive Pitching Changes (Video)

It’s been a bad, bad week for Major League Baseball umpires. On Wednesday, Angel Hernandez and the crew of the Athletics-Indians series made one of the worst judgement calls (even after viewing replay) you’ll ever see, turning an Adam Rosales home run into a double. However, judgement calls are one thing, but not knowing a basic rule about pitcher substitutions? That’s what...

Umps error in Houston indefensible

Blowing a call on instant replay is one thing. Not knowing the rules is far worse. Keep that in mind if and when baseball disciplines the umpires that made decisions requiring corrections from the league office in each of the past two days. I wouldn't be surprised if Angel Hernandez escapes penalty for failing to recognize -- on a high-definition replay -- that Adam Rosales...

Nothing to Say About Angel Hernandez

I’ve often wondered what would happen if a group of umpires came together to make a call that was so obviously wrong, so over-the-top blatantly inaccurate as to be completely nonsensical. Like, what if a pitcher threw a pitch, and the batter grounded out, and the umpires signaled for an automatic double? Obviously, the defensive team’s manager would get ejected, and a bunch of...

MLB admits home run call blown, will not overturn

I hear the calls now “this is why we need instant replay” and “instant replay now”.  But what if you had instant replay and it didn’t work?  We have a case in point.  Of course, we’re talking about the apparent home run by Oakland Athletics IF Adam Rosales off of Cleveland Indians Chris Perez, which would have tied up the game with 2 outs in the 9th inning, but was...

Banged Up A’s Swept By Tribe

Perhaps a hangover from the previous night’s blown home run ruling caused the A’s to come out flat in Cleveland Thursday morning, as they were blown out by the Indians. A night after the infamous Angel Hernandez replay debacle of what would have been a game tying home run by Adam Rosales in the ninth inning, Oakland’s bats were near nonexistent resulting in a four game sweep...

Indians 9, Athletics 2

Major League Baseball said the umpires were wrong. The Athletics knew that all along. ''We saw what we saw last night,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. One day after umpire Angel Hernandez and his crew failed to reverse an obvious game-tying home run by A's infielder Adam Rosales in the ninth inning following a video review, MLB executive vice president Joe...
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