Originally written on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/22/11
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This is a screen capture (thank you, @Jose3030) of Mike Napoli of the Texas Rangers tagging St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday in the back during a play at first base in the top of the fourth inning Saturday night. Well, looks were deceiving to umpire Ron Kulpa (you can see his shadow on the right of the photo), who called Holliday safe at first. The Cardinals took advantage of the break, scoring four runs in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead on the Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series. Texas came back with three runs in the bottom half, and St. Louis leads 8-3 in the fifth. Now, Kulpa's egregious missed call wasn't the only reason things went to heck for the Rangers; Napoli made a throwing error, pitcher Matt Harrison made some poor pitch executions, manager Ron Washington made a bad decision to walk Yadier Molina intentionally. But the umpire's bad call spoiled the rest of the inning. If major league umpires can't make this call, then we need more video replay. And if we ca...
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