Found May 29, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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During yesterday's Tigers-Red Sox game, Mike Aviles appeared to strike out swinging for the third out in the second inning. But, home plate umpire Jeff Nelson said the ball was a foul tip that catch Gerald Laird didn't hold on to, which numerous replays showed was an incorrect call. The call was upheld by first base umpire Bill Welke. Aviles would later hit an RBI single that at bat, and it was followed up with an RBI double by Daniel Nava, and a run-scoring infield single by Dustin Pedroia to give the Red Sox a 4-1 lead that they wouldn't relinquish the entire game. Post-game, Tigers manager Jim Leyland (who was ejected in the third inning for arguing the call, along with third base coach Gene Lamont) absolutely went off, mostly on the media for not holding the umpires accountable for their bad calls. Truth be told, in the ESPN recap of the game, the call is called a "mistake" as opposed to what it actually was: a complete and utter travesty. Leyland has a pr...
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