Replays Show MLB Doesn’t Know the Rulebook
It all came down to the seventh inning. Terry Collins pushed Noah Syndergaard a little too far. Thor left the game after 6.1 innings with runners on first and third.
Chase Utey epitomizes what it means to be a scumbag pic.twitter.com/V2UwSjUzah
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You see, the umps ruled Chase Utley safe. No, seriously. They called him safe. You see Tejada missed the bag. It doesn’t matter that Utley didn’t touch the bag. It doesn’t matter he didn’t begin his slide until after the out call was made. MLB will pick and choose which rules they will enforce:
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Here’s another angle:
So is baseball still not a contact sport or… pic.twitter.com/3kqo8peFud
— Athlete Way Of Life (@AthWayOfLife) October 11, 2015
That’s right, if the rule was properly enforced, it’s an inning ending double play. Instead, Utley is ruled safe, and Tejada is done with a broken right fibula.
Speaking of a double play, the umpires ruled that it was not a neighborhood play because Murphy’s throw pulled Tejada off the bag. No, seriously. The fact that Tejada thought he touched second and began to spin to throw to first wasn’t indicative that there was a double play chance.
The Mets bullpen failed. The umpires failed. Replay failed. MLB failed.