10.13.05

Eddings Goofs, Scribes Overcome With Elation..

Posted in Baseball at 9:09 am by

…because now they can bring up instant replay!

Much as I sympathize with the Angels this morning, there’s a rich history of human error playing a key role in determining the outcome of a big game. Doug Eddings has merely added his name to a pantheon that includes Elrod Hendricks and Don Denkinger, and if the umpiring gig doesn’t work out, he can always run for Mayor Of Chicago.

And there’s no guarantee that video replay would provide enough evidence to overturn a decision in every instance, anyway. Really, the Human Element, catch the fever, etc. Every few years, someone is gonna get screwed like that and that’s as big a part of tradition as anything else. Pierzynski did a good enough job selling the dropped third strike that at the very least, he put some doubt in Eddings’ mind.

4 Responses to “Eddings Goofs, Scribes Overcome With Elation..”

  1. The Zoner says:

    Sympathize with them because they couldn’t hit Buehrle. The game was legit. The ball clearly hit the dirt and popped into his glove. Josh Paul should have tagged him. The stupidity of the Angles is not reason to diminish the win by Sox.

  2. Harris Bloom says:

    Huh? I think you’re the first person to say that it clearly hit the dirt first.

    While I wouldn’t blame Eddings for the loss, he certainly contributed.

  3. vockins says:

    I don’t know why Scioscia didn’t start Joe West, considering West’s fantastic performance for the Angels in the ALDS.

  4. Harris Bloom says:

    You’re right…that series was the first time I can recall the Yanks getting the short end of the stick as far as umpire calls going

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