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You know the circumstantces by now - bottom of the eighth inning in a 4-4 game. Shane Victorino had come out of the game with what Red Sox manager John Farrell would describe as "general soreness...general tightness." Daniel Nava was now in right field heading back toward the fence on a fly ball by Avisail Garcia. Nava appeared to catch the ball for an out, and then drop the ball on the transfer to his throwing hand (pictured). Click here to see the video.
Second base umpire Mike DiMuro had a different opinion, saying that there was no catch. Nava and Farrell argued in vain; Farrell, in fact, was thrown out of the game for the first time this season.
After the game, umpire crew chief Ted Barrett defended the call. "To have a catch, you have to have complete control and voluntary release,” he said. “[DiMuro] had him with control, but did not have the voluntary release. When he flipped the ball out of his glove, he never g...
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(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)If Bud Selig needs any more evidence of the need for expanded instant replay, today's game is Exhibit A. Daniel Nava clearly made a legal catch (losing the ball on the transfer) that was ruled a drop by the entire inept umpiring crew. John Farrell legitimately argued the call and got his first ejection as Red Sox manager. The blown call led to a series...
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David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox picks up a camera during the eighth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Red Sox 10-3. We know how boring baseball games can be, you gotta stay busy somehow.-TO
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