Described by Fox Sports as “fellow ump goat”, pariah of the 1985 World Series Don Denkinger joins the chorus of those calling for instant replay in the wake of Andres Galarraga’s Perfecto-That-Wasn’t. From the NY Post’s Kevin Kernan :
“There are so many areas you can use instant replay,” Denkinger, now living in Waterloo, Iowa, told The Post Wednesday night.
“Maybe instant replay can clean things up. If a play is missed, it can be corrected. I didn’t feel that way in ’85, but I feel that way now.
“We want everything to be called correctly. Unfortunately it isn’t, because we’re just human beings.”
Denkinger used to have Joyce on his umpiring crew.
“He’s a very good umpire,” Denkinger said. “I feel badly for the situation.”
For those who think the Joyce call gets Denkinger off the hook, Denkinger laughed and said, “It’s not like it’s getting me off the hook. I had 30 great years … and I had one call that’s all anybody ever wants to talk about. It’s not right. But it’s the way the game’s played, and that’s what happens.”