Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/18/14
It has been a rough week for MLB umpires. First it was Angel Hernandez missing an obvious call via video replay but now Fieldin Culbreth's crew is under intense scrutiny as they completely botched one of the most basic rules in baseball. The incident took place in the seventh inning of Houston's game against the Angels. Astros manager brought in Wesley Wright to face lefty J.B. Shuck. Wright came in made and his warm-up pitchers but when the Angels predictably pinch-hit for Shuck, Porter decided to bring in right-hand pitcher Hector Ambriz. That is a smart tactical decision except for the fact that, well, it is completely and totally against the rules. As you might expect, Angel manager Mike Scioscia flipped his lid at Porter's move because not only was it illegal but the umpiring crew, after much discussion, decided to allow it. Oy. See for yourself. Your browser does not support iframes. Mike Scioscia and the Angels officially played the rest of the game under ...
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