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Oakland As robbed of homer by umpire incompetence (Angel Hernandez)
dailycaller.com ^ | 5-9-2013 | Stuart Dezenhall

Posted on 05/09/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT by servo1969

In last night’s Athletics-Indians game, the A’s trailed by one run with two outs in the ninth inning.

Up came shortstop Adam Rosales to face Indians closer Chris Perez.

On a 1-1 pitch, Rosales blasted a 93 mile per hour fastball to left center field for a game tying home run.

Only the umps didn’t see it that way. They ruled the ball had hit the outfield wall, giving Rosales a double.

After a brief protest from A’s manager Bob Melvin, the umpire crew headed for the replay room to make sure of their call.

Replays definitively showed the ball had indeed been a home run, hitting a rail in the stands several feet above the outfield wall, and had bounced back in.

Pretty clear on replays, pretty obvious call.

Only umpire chief Angel Hernandez got it wrong and somehow did not see the ball blatantly bounce off of the railing and stuck with the initial ruling, costing the A’s a game-tying home run and ultimately the game.

What a joke. Replay is supposed to offer a chance to reverse blown calls and take out a bit of the “human element” A.K.A. “human error” on important, close calls. Not so with Mr. Hernandez, who has a history of trying to make the game more about himself than the teams on the field.

This one wasn’t even a judgment call, it was in his face that he should reverse the call and he didn’t.

Watch the whole ordeal HERE.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: adam; angel; chat; chris; cleveland; hernandez; indians; oakland; perez; rosales; sportschat
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 12:31:21 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

My friend was so mad about this. It seems like all the league’s officiating is getting worse. Why doesn’t the NBA just declare the San Antonio Spurs the winners of their series with the Golden State Warriors? Why bother playing the games?


2 posted on 05/09/2013 12:33:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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A’s are so worried about YESTERDAY’S call, they run out and get thumped by the Tribe again 9-2. Thus ends the sweep.

Go Tribe!


3 posted on 05/09/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: servo1969

This same umpire screwed up another home run review against the A’s a few nights earlier.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Angel Hernandez is nothing compared to Big Ten basketball referee “TV Ted” Valentine.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 12:36:36 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: servo1969

Didn’t see the incident in question, but Angel Hernandez is AWFUL


6 posted on 05/09/2013 12:36:50 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: servo1969
Could be worse.

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7 posted on 05/09/2013 12:38:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder how much money is that umpire betting ON the other team OR is he a candidate for laser eye surgery?
8 posted on 05/09/2013 12:40:01 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: cripplecreek

still bums me that the official scorekeeper didn’t call that an error instead of leaving it a hit - at least the dude would have got a no-hitter....


9 posted on 05/09/2013 12:42:05 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

In the end, it may be the one thing Armamdo Gallaraga is truly famous for. I don’t even know if he’s still playing.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 12:44:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: servo1969

Somedays the diamond, some days the coal.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 12:50:48 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: servo1969

Yeah, the A’s got robbed. But who cares? Go Tribe!!!

We Cleveland fans have suffered for waaaay too long to worry about how we get the W’s these days.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 12:51:12 PM PDT by gruffwolf
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To: cripplecreek

Gallaraga is with the Louisville Bats, AAA affiliate of the Cincy Reds.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969

Angel Hernandez probably had money on the game.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: cripplecreek

!! That’s a very good point


15 posted on 05/09/2013 12:56:28 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: servo1969

Angel Hernandez is still a ump? Wow I remember getting upset with his calls when I used to watch baseball with my Mom, and she has been dead for 10 years now.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 12:56:32 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: henkster

Ted Valentine is THE WORST.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 12:57:59 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: cripplecreek

First thing I thought of too, crip. Where is that pitcher today?


18 posted on 05/09/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: servo1969

Years ago I was watching a MLB game when a batter from the home team hit a long fly ball—the outfielder from the visiting team caught the ball by leaning over the railing into the stands, but before he could pull his arm back and show that he had caught the ball, a fan snatched the ball from his glove, thereby causing the home team batter to be credited with a home run. None of the umpires saw what was happening although the TV viewers could see it.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 1:16:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I thought Papa Grande was headed for “Where are they now” territory but he’s back in top form.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 1:17:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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