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In Matt Cain 's final start before the All-Star break, he exited in the seventh inning with a 5-3 lead. With two outs and the bases empty, reliever Jeremy Affeldt surrendered a groundball double to Mark DeRosa . The ball skipped over third base and
We have reached the point where it happens almost every night. Tight game, close play on the bases, and the umpire misses the call...It happened once again in the Giants -Diamondbacks game at AT&T Park on Tuesday night, and it has to stop. The Giants
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he doesn't think more TV replay is needed, at least not right now. Selig spoke a small group Wednesday at a sport and society conference at St...Previously reluctant to add replay, Selig instituted it during the
Major League Baseball says expanded replay will have to wait at least another year. Baseball had hoped to increase video reviews this season to include trapped balls, fair-or-foul calls down the lines and fan interference all
Give Bud Selig an "E-C" for moving up the start of playoff expansion to this season, meaning there will now be 10 postseason teams instead of eight, with two "play-in" games. The expanded field was approved by owners and scheduled to begin in 2013.
For the third year in a row, Major League Baseball umpires came to San Diego's Petco Park for a one-day camp looking for military veterans who could be future umpires. "After the wars, many of the umpires were ex-military, and now we're trying to tap
Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have our own little pet peeves that can drive us crazy. Here are my top five pet peeves in sports: 5) Only using instant replay in baseball for home run calls. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about preserving
He was talking about the marathon showdown, 6 hours and 39 minutes long, which ended when umpire Jerry Meals thought he saw Bucs catcher Michael McKenry miss tagging the game-winning baserunner -- a judgment not confirmed by the TV replay. Later in
Thanks to TV and round-the-clock highlight shows, bad umpiring carries a powerful stink that can stretch from Maine to Tijuana. The botched calls by Tim Welke's crew are only the most recent examples. Baseball umps, once roundly assumed to be the
The game that clings obsessively to its quirks set off some minor fireworks recently, its brass announcing it would consider expanding instant replay in 2012. Fans who want to see Major League Baseball get the calls right don't get too excited...