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Dewayne Wise hurtled into the left-field grandstand at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night in what appeared to be an imitation of Derek Jeter's famous catch against the Red Sox in 2004.
The left fielder, however, forgot one important part -- he didn't actually catch the ball. Unbelievably, he was still able to sell the grab, and the umpire ruled Cleveland's Jack Hannahan out.
The ball hit Wise's glove and dropped to the ground, rolling about 10 feet along the inside of the fence toward home plate, where another fan picked it up and held it in the air. Unfortunately for the Indians, umpire Mike DiMuro did not seem to notice and made the incorrect call.
Wise clambered out of the stands and -- still clutching his glove shut to preserve the illusion -- ran back to the dugout. The Yankees went on to win the game 6-4.
After the game, DiMuro watched the replay and admitted he had made a mistake, saying, "In hindsight, I should have asked him to show me the ball, since he fell into the stands and out of my line of vision."
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Well, it appears that New York Yankees outfielder, Dewayne Wise, has broken onto the scene as one of the best actors of all time. He’s up there with Robert De Nero, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, and Marlon Brando. Don’t believe me? Check out this video of him diving into the stands while trying to catch [...]
Okay, we all saw what happened. The umpire blew the call and Dewayne Wise was credited with an out, on the way to the Yankees 6-4 win over the Indians last night. Minutes after the call was made, the cries for expanded replay could be heard from all who witnessed the play, the loudest probably coming from the Indians announcers.Expanded replay. There wouldn't be this outcry for...
Just watch this whole minute and then give me a word to describe the call made by umpire Mike Dimuro. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise made an athletic attempt jumping into the stands to catch a ball hit by Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan.
Hannahan was actually ejected by Dimuro for arguing the call. The Yankees won the game 6-4,
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Baseball is as much a sport of gamesmanship and guile as it is skill and ability, but the sport has long had a line between plucky strategy and just plain cheating. Dewayne Wise crossed that line Tuesday night. Wise, a journeyman who plays for the Yankees about as often as the bench coach, was in left field when a foul ball from Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan looped toward the...
Third base umpire Mike DiMuro credited New York Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise with making a catch after leaping into the left field stands in foul territory even though Wise came out of the stands without a baseball in his glove.
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It happened in the top of the seventh inning as Cleveland Indians batter Jack Hannahan hit the ball towards...
Umpire Mike DiMuro has to be the biggest waste of MLB umpire flesh, right? By now you know what happened in last night’s Yankees-Indians game. Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise goes into the left field stands to catch a foul ball & clearly doesn’t make the catch. Replay shows a fan in the vicinity bend over, pick up the ball and hold it up over his head. Does DiMuro ask...
New York Yankees Dewayne Wise appears to make an incredible leaping catch into the left-field stands on Jack Hannahan's foul ball. A closer look at the replay shows Wise never made the catch.
The Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4.
Best acting job by an athlete...ever.
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Everyone cuts corners. Yeah, if you don't do the reading for class, you probably won't get called on. Sure, that stadium is probably up to code. And that left fielder who fell into the stands? He probably held on to the ball. It's always easier not to do an inspection.
Most of the time, cutting corners doesn't come back to bite you. When it does, it can be embarrassing...
In the seventh inning of last night’s game, Tribe third baseman Jack Hannahan hit a foul ball into the seats on the third base side. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise leaped into the stands and got leather on the ball, but did not make the catch. That didn’t stop umpire Mike DiMuro from calling it a catch however.
Hannahan would be tossed later in the game for arguing the call...