Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/9/13
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 as fans, reporters and others watching on television, computers and mobile devices. But according to Major League Baseball, there was virtually no difference. Hernandez, the crew chief, viewed the replays in high definition with two other umpires who helped him review the call. The feeds were the same ones that fans saw, and the umpires viewed them on 19-inch full resolution HD broadcast monitors made by Panasonic and similar to those commonly used in TV production trucks. Baseball, in order to deliver live HD broadcast feeds over the Internet to millions of subscribers worldwide, installed direct hardwire c...
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