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Video: Wild 19-Inning Braves-Pirates Game Ends On Contentious Call


The Pirates-Braves marathon thriller ended just before 2:00 AM local time, but it ended in a way that made baseball fans regardless of allegiance sick to their stomachs.

With Braves relief pitcher Scott Proctor batting, and Braves on 2nd and 3rd with one out, here’s what happened:

Via Travis Haney:

For some additional angles, here’s how it looked on SportSouth:

Edited 27 July 2:25 AM to add SportSouth video.
Edited 27 July 3:01 AM to properly attribute Twitter image source.


  • Klr267

    bad call but you can see it looked like he missed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AAGVBLG6IOLYDDEI4BWQ54DXQ rick

    He was upset that he wasn’t getting thrown the dick for overtime

  • Eric

    jerry meals should be fired and its sad that the game had to end in the matter it did with a call that the umpire made cause he clearly wanted the game to end.  clint hurdle should have knocked him the fuck out and took whatever suspension was comin!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AAGVBLG6IOLYDDEI4BWQ54DXQ rick

    not really dude, he was stopped by the tag and then touched home.  This is why there need to be challenge calls for stupid umps.

  • this ump sucks

    That is such a brutal call, dude should be suspended immediately.  it also would have been a double play b/c the hitter fell over haha.  watch 1:37.

  • Guest

    The umpire just wants to go home and sleep.  He doesn’t care about the game anymore.  He has lost his sportsmanship.  Shame on him!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NVSPTF6Z4OSU7BIYD32L7U2VFQ WilJ

    Dude.  Look at the picture, the glove is BENT from the tag.  I mean, I’m a Braves fan and this was an awful call.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/高永哲/100000203298674 高永哲

    無敵瞎  打了19局被表掉了..

  • Bullshit

    you are a fucking deuchebag…he clearly missed…you are probably right…the astros are probably gonna rally and win it all too you dumb fuck

  • TheHumbleOne

    Unbelievable…

  • vrim

    If he should be fired, the ump who took away the Perfect Game should have been fired, too. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sheng-Yang-Wu/1456540951 Sheng-Yang Wu

    WOW  it is just insane…    well ,no offense , at least i know that there is a bad judgement in MLB also!!  

  • alwaysawesome6

    How ridiculously people commit this and there’s no penalty for them.. I must say he should be banned from the show. !!
    http://smallville-tvshow.com/

  • Robinsonj002

    It appears that the catcher completely missed the runner.  He ran his gloved hand up the right side of the  leg and body but I don’t think he actually made any contact with the runner.  A closeup and slowmo should
    be more positive, one way or another.

  • Sieie

    I agree at firs it looks like he missed. BUT then he got him a few feet away from the plate. Wha a shame.

  • Tbyrom

    you’re an idiot

  • Oatwaa

    did your boyfriend’s dildo get stuck again?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7R4ILN5KPM7F4GZRCPAICHWSIA jeanne

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.  HUH????

  • Anonymous

    He’s union. He’ll get 8 months of paid suspension.

  • Radbingham

    The Braves would’ve won anyway. The ump saved the Pirates another inning. It was a bad call though!

  • Sopsny17

    I know! Brett Favre should totally come back one more time!

  • http://twitter.com/politicojim jim

    fuck it….the kids were tired, it was late, the teams suck, the ref had to do the grown up thing, and break up the kids.

  • Yoshimoto

    baseball is soooooo boring, the ump just wanted this ridiculous game to be over so everybody could just go HOME – good call

  • Tax Man

    Pittsburgh Pirates like Buffalo Bills will not get any calls until start winning with more frequency. Good teams get calls bad teams get screwed as they try to improve and must overcome.

    That call sucked. If a 2nd baseman just needs to be in the area to get the out call this really, really was a bad call. The ump was tired and wanted to go home.

  • Herdgo

    I hope these announcers apologize to this umpire. He clearly never tagged him. Everyone always complains about a phantom tag. That was it. Good call.

  • Hilarioos

    Bad call, no doubt.  But the funny part is the batter falling on his face on the way to first.  I saw that out of the corner of my eye and was like, wtf?

  • Heynow1976

    The biggest winner was Proctor since everyone is ignoring that he fell flat on his face lol.

  • AJ1313

    WHY NOBODY MENTIONS THE HITTER THAT FALLS ON HIS FACE , IS THE REAL QUESTION.
    …BUT THE ONLY PERSON WHO MISSED ANYTHING, WAS THE RUNNER WHO MISSED THE PLATE .

  • NORRRRRRR

    Should have been a vicinity call anyway. Out by a mile whether the tag landed or not.

  • AJ1313

    TYPICAL FAG, WITH A TYPICAL FAGGY COMMENT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brooks.hanes Brooks Hanes

    A horrible mistake happened here, but it wasn’t by the ump. The dude missed the runner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brooks.hanes Brooks Hanes

    You should watch the 2nd video angle and notice the call was perfect. Not popular but perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brooks.hanes Brooks Hanes

    +1 maturity

  • Vacationking

    you must be in la la land if you think he missed the tag.  Plus he was blocked 2 feet in front of the plate.  He doesn’t get to the plate until after the umpire had already called him safe.  I think you an the umpire have the same eye doctor.

  • Michael

    Hergo, do you not see the picture that shows that guy was indeed tagged? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/brooks.hanes Brooks Hanes

    Dude’s glove missed. Won’t get suspended.

  • Diomedeshermes

    There is no question, they just wanted the game over.  They made all the money they were going to make for the day and the “nobility” wanted to go home.  This is corporate US.  Justice and fair play just are not considerations any more.  The slaves got their show and it was time for them to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1741912368 Dom Augustine

    the teams suck?  you don’t watch baseball.

  • Jimcorvello

    can we  blame it on Bush someway?????

  • Anonymous

    I am from an area of Ohio that is not to fond of Pittsburgh but it is pretty obvious that guy was out. Why would the runner even hesitate after being tagged for stepping on the plate?
    As usual another game lost before started, this is just more brazen. 

  • Anonymous

    I am from an area of Ohio that is not to fond of Pittsburgh but it is pretty obvious that guy was out. Why would the runner even hesitate after being tagged for stepping on the plate?
    As usual another game lost before started, this is just more brazen. 

  • Anonymous

    I am from an area of Ohio that is not to fond of Pittsburgh but it is pretty obvious that guy was out. Why would the runner even hesitate after being tagged for stepping on the plate?
    As usual another game lost before started, this is just more brazen. 

  • Anonymous

    I am from an area of Ohio that is not to fond of Pittsburgh but it is pretty obvious that guy was out. Why would the runner even hesitate after being tagged for stepping on the plate?
    As usual another game lost before started, this is just more brazen. 

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • Bobdra Kay

    Boy, he might not actually have touched him… It looks SO clear at first, but the shots are entirely inconclusive on the issue of whether the glove actually touched Lugo.  He made a great DISPLAY of having touched him, and the announcers made great displays as well, but clearly the person with the best vantagepoint for determining what happened was the umpire himself. 

    Nobody should be fired (or killed) here. It’s baseball. What a great game.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Are both clips removed? I get nothing to see.

  • Sopsny17

    Every year, baseball fans make great attempts to get me to love and respect the sport, and every year, baseball lets me down and reminds me that I was right all along. Waste of time and energy…

  • Sopsny17

    Every year, baseball fans make great attempts to get me to love and respect the sport, and every year, baseball lets me down and reminds me that I was right all along. Waste of time and energy…

  • Sopsny17

    Every year, baseball fans make great attempts to get me to love and respect the sport, and every year, baseball lets me down and reminds me that I was right all along. Waste of time and energy…

  • Sopsny17

    Every year, baseball fans make great attempts to get me to love and respect the sport, and every year, baseball lets me down and reminds me that I was right all along. Waste of time and energy…

  • Sopsny17

    Every year, baseball fans make great attempts to get me to love and respect the sport, and every year, baseball lets me down and reminds me that I was right all along. Waste of time and energy…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRRDW2HEATAUMFIDHYUMOBGCTA Joe Dirt

    It’s baseball- who cares?

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Fstath

    the intelligent man’s game is boring to some but to most of us who know the game, there is a WOW factor in the National Pastime.
    You are probably a young person caught up in the NFL of it all, you know where the NFL meets the MTV group. The Bevis and Buthead kids.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Nbv678

    That was bad…bad…bad. This should cinch the implementation of one video challenge per game, per team.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • Sopsny17

    Agree. Every year something like this happens and everyone’s head about falls off.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJ7BQBVMV4RKCIMP7ODSHEOYNI SnakeHeadFish

    MY FIVE-YEAR OLD IS CRYING HIS EYES OUT!!!  HE WATCHED THE WHOLE GAME AND THAT STUPID UMP RUINED IT!!! 

  • Caitsparty

    First, unlike most who have posted here, I have no rooting interest in either of hese teams.  The state of umpiring is why I stopped going to MLB games a few years ago.  There is NEVER any consequence for umpires who make incredibly bad calls – as this was.   There was physical contact several feet away from the plate, there is no way he wasn’t tagged.  From his reaction you can see even Lugo knew he was out.   If I’m commissioner, Meals is suspended immediately without pay, and must get remedial training and complete the remainder of the season at  triple A before he can apply to reinstatement to ‘the show.’     Umpires union doesn’t like it?  Too damn bad!   Go ahead and strike, we’ll replace you all in 48 hours and the calls won’t be any worse.     Of course it’ll never happen;  Selig lacks the ‘testicular fortitude’ to even speak sternly to an umpire who makes a horrendous call.   Witness the pat on the back he gave Jim Joyce last year after blowing a perfect game.

  • Sopsny17

    ^Average age of baseball fanbase^

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJ7BQBVMV4RKCIMP7ODSHEOYNI SnakeHeadFish

    OH YES, YOUR KID PROBABLY PLAYS SOCCER WHICH IS GAY!!!

  • Lottkeith

    did you notice the catcher went and sat down he knew he missed the tag!

  • Diomedeshermes

    This is exactly why baseball is unwatchable.  It is a business and this was a business decision, made by someone trained on how to act.   Those people sat in the stands for seven hours just to see it end like this?  Would be the last game I ever went to.  These are not the types of fans they want anyway, they want the corporate guys who are there from the third to the seventh to get a $12 beer and be seen, and have tax dollars pick up the tab.  This is an utter disgrace, and I commend the announcers on how they reacted, they are real fans.  To these people who think its cool to mock those of us who expect justice and fair play, someday you may change your tune, but being as witty and cool as you are, why bother.  Just keep worshipping corruption as someday you’ll get your share,right? 

  • DesignatedPoster

    I am amazed at the level of lack of character in pro Sports.  I have NEVER seen a baseball player do the honorable think and say to the ump, “Hey, he’s right.  I was out.”  

    The first player to do that will get a ton of admiration — and probably a fat endorsement deal.  

  • REEE SPECT

    The catcher whiffed.  Safe.

  • zbacku

    Are you blind or just a Braves fan.

  • Guest

    The Corporate US?  Dude, it was an umpire — one of the working class.  Tired and wanted to go home, just like half the crowd.

    But, still, I blame the players in these situations, and not stepping up like honorable men and admitting that they got tagged.  

  • Guest

    The Corporate US?  Dude, it was an umpire — one of the working class.  Tired and wanted to go home, just like half the crowd.

    But, still, I blame the players in these situations, and not stepping up like honorable men and admitting that they got tagged.  

  • Guest

    The Corporate US?  Dude, it was an umpire — one of the working class.  Tired and wanted to go home, just like half the crowd.

    But, still, I blame the players in these situations, and not stepping up like honorable men and admitting that they got tagged.  

  • Guest

    The Corporate US?  Dude, it was an umpire — one of the working class.  Tired and wanted to go home, just like half the crowd.

    But, still, I blame the players in these situations, and not stepping up like honorable men and admitting that they got tagged.  

  • zbacku

    Are you blind????????  Or just a Braves fan that can’t except the fact that he was clearly tagged. 

  • zbacku

    Are you blind????????  Or just a Braves fan that can’t except the fact that he was clearly tagged. 

  • zbacku

    Are you blind????????  Or just a Braves fan that can’t except the fact that he was clearly tagged. 

  • zbacku

    Are you blind????????  Or just a Braves fan that can’t except the fact that he was clearly tagged. 

  • zbacku

    Must be a Braves fan, blind and delusional.  The Braves own announcers say he was out. 

  • zbacku

    Must be a Braves fan, blind and delusional.  The Braves own announcers say he was out. 

  • Anonymous

    your 5 year old should have been in bed…

  • Anonymous

    your 5 year old should have been in bed…

  • Guest

    Bull.  When you’re safe, you know it.  Don’t watch the ump or the guy’s glove, or the moment of contact.  Watch the guy’s reaction.  He slides in, and knows he has been tagged.  Then, when the Ump makes the call, he jumps for joy. 

    If he thought he was safe — honestly thought so — the celebration would have been instantaneous, especially after a 19 inning game. 

  • Guest

    Bull.  When you’re safe, you know it.  Don’t watch the ump or the guy’s glove, or the moment of contact.  Watch the guy’s reaction.  He slides in, and knows he has been tagged.  Then, when the Ump makes the call, he jumps for joy. 

    If he thought he was safe — honestly thought so — the celebration would have been instantaneous, especially after a 19 inning game. 

  • zbacku

    The same as the one that took a perfect game away from the Tigers

  • zbacku

    The same as the one that took a perfect game away from the Tigers

  • zbacku

    Blind???  The announcers from BOTH teams said he was out.

  • zbacku

    Blind???  The announcers from BOTH teams said he was out.

  • Anonymous

    No, you’re wrong, baseball is the most boring thing since watching grass grow was invented.  Football is a sport. Baseball is a waste of time.  The ONLY thing more boring than baseball are baseball fans.  He missed the tag dude.  Anyone can see that.  There is NO indisputable video evidence to the contrary. There is no angle that I’ve seen that I can point to and say “THERE, he tagged him”.  It was an on the spot judgement call and he made the right call.

  • Anonymous

    No, you’re wrong, baseball is the most boring thing since watching grass grow was invented.  Football is a sport. Baseball is a waste of time.  The ONLY thing more boring than baseball are baseball fans.  He missed the tag dude.  Anyone can see that.  There is NO indisputable video evidence to the contrary. There is no angle that I’ve seen that I can point to and say “THERE, he tagged him”.  It was an on the spot judgement call and he made the right call.

  • Sopsny17

    Two funny opservations: You assume I have a a child, and you turn this into a gay issue. I on the other hand was just trying to be funny.

  • Sopsny17

    Two funny opservations: You assume I have a a child, and you turn this into a gay issue. I on the other hand was just trying to be funny.

  • Anonymous

    WTF!  A “vicinity” call?  The rules don’t say the ball has to be in the “vicinity” of the runner.  You have to TOUCH the runner.  What an idiotic comment.

  • Anonymous

    No, where is that shot. I’d love to see it.  I haven’t seen one yet that shows he was tagged.

  • Anonymous

    No, where is that shot. I’d love to see it.  I haven’t seen one yet that shows he was tagged.

  • Anonymous

    No, where is that shot. I’d love to see it.  I haven’t seen one yet that shows he was tagged.

  • zbacku

    Everyone that says the catcher missed the tagged.  Will you open you eyes and look at the still  photo in the middle  of the story.   Now look at the runners leg and knee.  What do you see?   Is that NOT the glove of the catcher touching his knee.  What is in that glove?  The ball.   
    How far is his foot from the bag?  3 feet or more.    HE IS OUT.  

  • zbacku

    Everyone that says the catcher missed the tagged.  Will you open you eyes and look at the still  photo in the middle  of the story.   Now look at the runners leg and knee.  What do you see?   Is that NOT the glove of the catcher touching his knee.  What is in that glove?  The ball.   
    How far is his foot from the bag?  3 feet or more.    HE IS OUT.  

  • zbacku

    Everyone that says the catcher missed the tagged.  Will you open you eyes and look at the still  photo in the middle  of the story.   Now look at the runners leg and knee.  What do you see?   Is that NOT the glove of the catcher touching his knee.  What is in that glove?  The ball.   
    How far is his foot from the bag?  3 feet or more.    HE IS OUT.  

  • Cmdiss

    I’m a Phillies fan and want the Braves to lose, but that catcher flat out missed the tag.  Just because the runner was clearly beat by the throw home, doesn’t mean he is always out.  I think everyone here is assuming he is out because the throw clearly beat him.  Even the Braves announcer said the catcher got him in the arm, but the other angle clearly shows he didn’t tag the arm.  The ump is right there, and he has the best angle of all.

  • Cmdiss

    I’m a Phillies fan and want the Braves to lose, but that catcher flat out missed the tag.  Just because the runner was clearly beat by the throw home, doesn’t mean he is always out.  I think everyone here is assuming he is out because the throw clearly beat him.  Even the Braves announcer said the catcher got him in the arm, but the other angle clearly shows he didn’t tag the arm.  The ump is right there, and he has the best angle of all.

  • Cmdiss

    I’m a Phillies fan and want the Braves to lose, but that catcher flat out missed the tag.  Just because the runner was clearly beat by the throw home, doesn’t mean he is always out.  I think everyone here is assuming he is out because the throw clearly beat him.  Even the Braves announcer said the catcher got him in the arm, but the other angle clearly shows he didn’t tag the arm.  The ump is right there, and he has the best angle of all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140885412 Thomas Patten

    I’m not a fan of either team and have looked at this video quite a number of times now.  It is very difficult to tell that the catcher actually got him.  It does look like he took the swipe too early.  There is separation between the catcher’s glove and the base runner is easy to tell for all but one tiny instant.  And in that instant, I cannot tell if the catcher got him.  The glove doesn’t bend from contact, it doesn’t change direction or speed.  And the base runner looks like he didn’t feel a tag.  I’d like to see it in HD because this video doesn’t show proof the guy was tagged.  And the umpire clearly staring right at where the impact point was, so he’d have a better view than anyone else does by looking at this video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140885412 Thomas Patten

    I’m not a fan of either team and have looked at this video quite a number of times now.  It is very difficult to tell that the catcher actually got him.  It does look like he took the swipe too early.  There is separation between the catcher’s glove and the base runner is easy to tell for all but one tiny instant.  And in that instant, I cannot tell if the catcher got him.  The glove doesn’t bend from contact, it doesn’t change direction or speed.  And the base runner looks like he didn’t feel a tag.  I’d like to see it in HD because this video doesn’t show proof the guy was tagged.  And the umpire clearly staring right at where the impact point was, so he’d have a better view than anyone else does by looking at this video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140885412 Thomas Patten

    I’m not a fan of either team and have looked at this video quite a number of times now.  It is very difficult to tell that the catcher actually got him.  It does look like he took the swipe too early.  There is separation between the catcher’s glove and the base runner is easy to tell for all but one tiny instant.  And in that instant, I cannot tell if the catcher got him.  The glove doesn’t bend from contact, it doesn’t change direction or speed.  And the base runner looks like he didn’t feel a tag.  I’d like to see it in HD because this video doesn’t show proof the guy was tagged.  And the umpire clearly staring right at where the impact point was, so he’d have a better view than anyone else does by looking at this video.

  • Anonymous

    Soccer really is gay.  It’s the ONLY sport that is more gay than baseball.

  • Anonymous

    Soccer really is gay.  It’s the ONLY sport that is more gay than baseball.

  • Anonymous

    Soccer really is gay.  It’s the ONLY sport that is more gay than baseball.

  • Anonymous

    I see no evidence of a tag.  NONE!

  • Anonymous

    I see no evidence of a tag.  NONE!

  • Anonymous

    I see no evidence of a tag.  NONE!

  • Anonymous

    I see no evidence of a tag.  NONE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBXPVU5D4V3MB6PIKZZJBHRCK4 David

    Seriously? You’re actually going to say with a straight face that the catcher whiffed? You sir, are a liar. The ump was tired and probably had to take a $h1t so he made a bogus call to end the game. His career should be ended for it or at the very least he should be sent back to the minor leagues umping games in the Oklahoma dustbowl.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBXPVU5D4V3MB6PIKZZJBHRCK4 David

    Seriously? You’re actually going to say with a straight face that the catcher whiffed? You sir, are a liar. The ump was tired and probably had to take a $h1t so he made a bogus call to end the game. His career should be ended for it or at the very least he should be sent back to the minor leagues umping games in the Oklahoma dustbowl.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBXPVU5D4V3MB6PIKZZJBHRCK4 David

    Seriously? You’re actually going to say with a straight face that the catcher whiffed? You sir, are a liar. The ump was tired and probably had to take a $h1t so he made a bogus call to end the game. His career should be ended for it or at the very least he should be sent back to the minor leagues umping games in the Oklahoma dustbowl.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBXPVU5D4V3MB6PIKZZJBHRCK4 David

    Seriously? You’re actually going to say with a straight face that the catcher whiffed? You sir, are a liar. The ump was tired and probably had to take a $h1t so he made a bogus call to end the game. His career should be ended for it or at the very least he should be sent back to the minor leagues umping games in the Oklahoma dustbowl.

  • Anonymous

    The catcher missed the tag, that’s all there is to it.

  • Anonymous

    The catcher missed the tag, that’s all there is to it.

  • Anonymous

    The catcher missed the tag, that’s all there is to it.

  • Anonymous

    The catcher missed the tag, that’s all there is to it.

  • Anonymous

    Or, perhaps, “He’s right, I missed the tag”?  Every angle shows he missed it.  There is no shot that shows he made the tag.  It was a good call.

  • Cmdiss

    I think we can.  He use to own the Texas Rangers.  During that time, I’m sure he used some of his oil money to pay off umpires.  That is when umpires started to go on the take.

  • Sopsny17

    And has equally or more terrible calls

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOOFCYFOMDO4JQL6SHHCTERK3Q Alan Jenkins

    Baseball is a sissy sport.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W2WZDJB4OXDQTTURYAXQT4V2DY Sean

    The guy was OUT, This needs to be reviewed.

  • Cmdiss

    Here here.  The Atlanta Brave video feed shows it best.  The catcher clearly missed the swipe tag.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GJ7BQBVMV4RKCIMP7ODSHEOYNI SnakeHeadFish

    THE OTHER DAY HE SAID “SOCCER IS COOL!” AND I WASHED HIS MOUTH OUT WITH SOAP AND SENT HIM TO BED!  WITH NO SUPPER!!!!

  • Zack

    He should have blocked the plate and not swiped the tag. Looks like a little kid trying to make a flashy play but he missed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RCOZJ7ESA3B4CKKHTVHNWLNAY David C

    One of the most unbelievable things to me is how people will spend vast amounts of money to sit in the hot sun to watch what to me is as boring as watching the grass grow.  I have no doubt that these same people couldn’t care less about what is happening to their country or who is being killed by a military doing the dirty work of a bunch of Zionists that have hijacked our democracy.  So keep on going to sports events and escaping reality.  As more and more people become unemployed and homeless you can go on with your little fantasy world until your life is turned upside down by a corrupt government that has sold us down the river.  Of course they will be first to cry, why me, when their kids turn out to be worthless drug users or alcoholics and total failures because they emulate their sports heroes.   So make sure to keep us on the latest draft pick.  I am sure that will come in handy when you are sleeping under an overpass and begging for something to eat.

  • Cmdiss

    Look at the catchers glove arm.  The swipe is smooth.  If he hit the runner’s leg, the catchers arm would not have cleanly swiped through.  SAFE!

  • 2centsworth

    It seems to me that a box score for umpires would solve much of the lazy (sometimes biased) calls that are made.  Imagine if after a game review these guys were held accountable and had stats just like the players.  We have the technology… why not?

  • Cmdiss

    His arm was bent?  I must be blind because the catcher’s arm never hit resistance.  It was a clean swipe

  • Mean Old Mr Reality

    I can’t stand baseball. It is like watching paint dry. But even I can see that the ump botched it.
    Maybe he was sleep deprived.
    Is there any chance of overturning this or can any ump on the take flip the majors into chaos without reprisal?

  • Anonymous

    It is time for the commissioner to step in and order instant replay. There can be no excuse as to why not. Get a little courage Bud Selig and do it NOW!

  • 2centsworth

    You opened the door and the troll got out!  Can we please leave politics out of it.  I know Jimcorvello was trying to be funny, but obviously some idiot took it way too seriously.

  • Cmdiss

    I think its more like the guy thought he was gonna be called out because the throw beat him by a mile.  Most umps would have called that guy out based on the throw beating the runner home.  I actually think this ump has huge balls because he made the right call and knew it would be scrutinized

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767537761 Scott Walter

    I don’t know what the hell you watched.  He tagged him in two places (knee/leg and arm/shoulder).  It’s the worst call I’ve ever seen…without question.  And I’m a Phillies fan, so I don’t care about either team.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Peters/100001047760354 Paul Peters

    If he missed then it isn’t a bad call.  

  • ZMW

    The bigger question is what in the hell was the hitter doing?  It looked like he decided to plank in the infield for no reason.

  • Cmdiss

    I commend the ump.  He had the balls to make the right call, knowing it would be scrutinized.  He wasn’t lazy.  A lazy ump would have called him out because the throw clearly beat the runner by a mile.  Still have to tag him.  Routine pop ups still have to be caught.  Ground balls to the second basement still have to be thrown to first. 

  • Anonymous

    I seem to be the minority here, but I watched this a dozen times and it looked to me like the glove swept right between the runner’s knees and up and out. From the video, I think it’s POSSIBLE that he tagged him, but if I had to bet I’d say it didn’t. The most convincing thing to me is that the ump was standing right exactly in the right spot to see it and made the call immediately while looking right at it. He had the best view in the world and he said it was what I thought it looked like on the TV replay. There’s no MLB team here in Indy, and I quit following it in ’94. But this call could easily have gone either way. The worst call I ever saw was the call at 1st last year that robbed that kid of a no-hitter.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Meals must’ve REALLY wanted to get some sleep.  I feel bad for the Bucs but it’s a relief that for once, one of the most horrible calls in history wasn’t in the Y*nkees’ favor.

  • Cmdiss

    Obviously you don’t get sarcasm 2cents.  Have a good day anyway.

  • Asfd

    Wonder if the ump was distracted by the batter falling down and didn’t really see the play.

  • Discovega

    Hey, this has to be the fault of Bush doesn’t it?  Obama won’t pony up to anything he’s done wrong either.

  • J C

    Watch the play again.. The umpire DOES NOT call him safe until he touches the plate. I have not seen any good close up stills yet,, but the video does not indicate the runner was ever tagged. In any event, the catcher used very poor technique to say the least. With a throw beating the runner by that much, the tag should never even come into question.

  • WKT

    Thomas Patten is right. No one can tell from the replays. Remember, the ump doesn’t get to look at replays, but these wouldn’t have helped anyway. And Zack is right. The catcher didn’t block the plate. If you watch the replay again, notice that as the 3rd baseman is coming up with the ball, the catcher actually takes two steps away from the plate. He doesn’t deserve to get the call.

  • WKT

    Thomas Patten is right. No one can tell from the replays. Remember, the ump doesn’t get to look at replays, but these wouldn’t have helped anyway. And Zack is right. The catcher didn’t block the plate. If you watch the replay again, notice that as the 3rd baseman is coming up with the ball, the catcher actually takes two steps away from the plate. He doesn’t deserve to get the call.

  • WKT

    Thomas Patten is right. No one can tell from the replays. Remember, the ump doesn’t get to look at replays, but these wouldn’t have helped anyway. And Zack is right. The catcher didn’t block the plate. If you watch the replay again, notice that as the 3rd baseman is coming up with the ball, the catcher actually takes two steps away from the plate. He doesn’t deserve to get the call.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HACUHC6DHLFLDYNRNIA3AVNWHY Chip Buckman

    You know, I kind of agree…in watching it, the glove may have come very close to the leg but swept just past it…and it DOES have to be the glove that tags the runner.  It was as if the runner’s leg and glove were moving in the same direction, at the same rate of speed, carving the same path out of the air.  It looks like a clean tag, but I agree, there is a good deal of doubt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dalton-Alexander/100001243353243 Dalton Alexander

    teams suck?
    perhaps you dont follow baseball.

  • mattack

    you spelled douchebag wrong. douche.

  • J C

    Did you know watch the video? He steps on the plate once.. the umpire calls him safe.. 
    All players are taught from little league to ALWAYS touch the plate again if they are not 100% sure they touched it the first time. The runner did just that. He went back to touch the plate for a SECOND time.

  • AtlantaMonkey

    Yeah, I’m a Braves fan who can clearly see that the ump was calling balls as strikes when the Braves were batting but NOT calling the same pitch a strike when the Pirates were batting.  I didn’t see the Pirates get all pissed off at that.   It’s over and done.  Move on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dalton-Alexander/100001243353243 Dalton Alexander

    ok first of all, if you hate baseball so much why are you here?
    it is odvious that he MADE THE TAG, the photo up there is probably the worst because he tags him before that, though after replay it is odvious he is out. 

    P.S. I know he was out because the runner didn’t do anything (like touch the plate) until he was called safe.

    why are we even arguing about this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dalton-Alexander/100001243353243 Dalton Alexander

    ok first of all, if you hate baseball so much why are you here?
    it is odvious that he MADE THE TAG, the photo up there is probably the worst because he tags him before that, though after replay it is odvious he is out. 

    P.S. I know he was out because the runner didn’t do anything (like touch the plate) until he was called safe.

    why are we even arguing about this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dalton-Alexander/100001243353243 Dalton Alexander

    ok first of all, if you hate baseball so much why are you here?
    it is odvious that he MADE THE TAG, the photo up there is probably the worst because he tags him before that, though after replay it is odvious he is out. 

    P.S. I know he was out because the runner didn’t do anything (like touch the plate) until he was called safe.

    why are we even arguing about this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dalton-Alexander/100001243353243 Dalton Alexander

    ok first of all, if you hate baseball so much why are you here?
    it is odvious that he MADE THE TAG, the photo up there is probably the worst because he tags him before that, though after replay it is odvious he is out. 

    P.S. I know he was out because the runner didn’t do anything (like touch the plate) until he was called safe.

    why are we even arguing about this?

  • Jefboyardee

    Unions don’t like overtime.

  • Jefboyardee

    Unions don’t like overtime.

  • Jefboyardee

    Unions don’t like overtime.

  • Mattack

    “watching grass grow” is not an invention.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dalton-Alexander/100001243353243 Dalton Alexander

    first of all (epic faceplant)

    second of all, HE WAS OUT

    i mean, how could you end a game on a call that bad???, the catcher was all ready arguing with the call before the runner even touches home plate!!!

  • Welshman

    To the moron who complained about the “Zionists that (sic) have hijacked our democracy,” perhaps watching a little baseball or other sport would help remove his head from his ass.

  • Mmccash

    Horrible call….horrible

  • Darrentlb

    Vicinity calls used to always be given but that takes away from the integrity of the game and these calls are not typically given anymore like they used to be, nor should they be. You have to clearly tag the runner. What I don’t understand is why the catcher properly blocks the plate, has plenty of time to make the tag but then makes a swipe tag like he’s trying to tag a guy stealing second, just slap the tag on him, end of discussion, tagging him this way just leaves it open to question like what happened here.

  • Anonymous

    It is hard to call with every camera angle available.  It is so unbelievable a call that perhaps the ump truly had the ONLY visible angle to see that there was space between the catchers mit and the runners knee.  That would be the only logical reason for such a call, unless the ump wanted to go home and go to bed because it was so late : )  I am a Pirates fan and grew up watching them at 3 rivers stadium and once or twice at Forbes Field.  (I don’t remember much about Forbes field, I was only 3 or 4 yrs old)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7TT24MFCLXVALSGCSSMEWIHEY davo

    Out by 6 and a half feet, the ump must have just wanted to go home. Worst call in years. That ump needs to be sent down to AA ball for the rest of the season.

  • Rickvoo

     This is no joke. I believe that this is a legal matter. The umpire is getting paid off. The FBI should be called in. The referees in basket ball have been paid off years ago. The FBI should investigate the mob connections.

  • Vice

    Bad call but why didn’t they walk the batter to create a force at home?

  • http://twitter.com/paynomind JR Francis

    Because it was a reliever up to bat who would be the worst hitter possible, much better to pitch to.

  • Craig Moore

    The umpire did everything correctly here, he picks up the bat since there is a play at the plate, he is in perfect location for a view of the action, he waited until the player touched the plate, he made the correct call.

  • WKT

    Check again. The runner clearly tagged the plate even before he went back to tag it again. I think the umpire made a great call (and I’m not even a National League fan).

  • Josh

    Hard to tell, I think, but it looks like one of the tassels on the glove moves away from the glove just as the glove passes the knee, indicating that the glove decelerated at that point, even if the deceleration is imperceptible looking t the glove as a whole.

  • Goldslaugr

    No you’re wrong. The MLB doesn’t suck. If you have ever played the game competitively you will understand that every pitch you are on your toes thinking and thinking… (okay what if I get the ball, where am I going? Do I get the sure out at home or do I try and turn the double play?) Watching for signs, backing up players… Then you have to get in the batters box and try and hit a 90mph baseball. Football is mostly a bunch of guys looking to crush someone. Almost every play is thought out from the coach and is practiced until perfected. Sure you have great people making great plays but in reality everyone is just doing what there told and in the end hopefully you end up with 7 pts. It too takes balls to play but don’t diss baseball because you think it’s boring. There are boring games just like any other sport.  Oh yea, looks like he missed the tag. SAFE!

  • Rwindett

    Worst Call Ever. ENOUGH SAID

  • Rwindett

    Which video were you watching,

  • Rwindett

    He swept the glove up his leg and in his gut. Are you from Atlanta????

  • RWINDETT

    No that was not why he had that expression or why he say down, he was in SHOCK

  • Anonymous

    I want to thank you, “Bullshit”.  I thought your verbal attack was simplistic and to the point…IF YOU’RE A F’ING MORON.  Your screen name as well as your verbal skills with swearing and cussing are lacking only one thing…ANYONE WHO CARES.  Go away little girl, the grown ups don’t want you here or anywhere for that matter.  Punk little beyotch.

    How does that make you feel Mr. BS.  Did you notice that as soon as you saw I was attacking you with your same tirade of swearing and blatant disregard for your feelings that you no longer paid any attention to what I was saying, but instead planned your next assault with vulgarity?  To the point:  Try a little more civility if you want people to actually listen to you.  If you can’t or won’t, no problem to me.  Live your life in solitude if you wish.  My teaching assignment is over now.

  • Piazzagrrl

    Funny how the Braves always seem to be involved in these kinds of horseshit calls.

  • Natrgrl

    arm what? his GLOVE is bent…….out!

  • BRusin

    You can tell from Lugo’s reaction after he got up that he knew he was out. He was surprised when the ump called him safe so he scrambled to touch home. Silly ump, he was sleepy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734616217 Garrett York

    Take a look at 2:08 into the first clip. Watch very closely the slow-motion replay. The catcher MISSED the tag. Good call by the umpire.

  • Jackj9787

    don’t need replay; need consistant umpires.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bizofjim Jim Walsh

    Quit acting like you would be saying move on if the situation had been reversed. As for the Pirates not getting pissed off, you know damn well that the Braves would not get pissed off if the situation had been reversed in this situation either. This was a bad bad bad call. You are in denial if you think otherwise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZCKNYY4UUIVX6FHLIRYESPG3Q RJW

    I cna’t believe all the idiots that think the runner was safe,  or the number that are making arguments for the umpire.  You idiots probably would have voted the same way the Casey Anthony jury voted. Take a look at the runner, he knew he was out and reacted that way, until the ump made the wrong call. There is absolutely no excuse for this type of corruption in the sport. True, the runner has no honor and should have admitted he was out, but the ump is paid to do a job and it is obvious to everyone with a brain, even the ones that don’t want to admit it, that the runner was out. Anybody in any occupation anywhere would be fired if they did their job this poorly, and there is no excusing this corruption of the sport, intentional or not, THIS UMPIRE SHOULD BE FIRED !

  • http://www.facebook.com/bizofjim Jim Walsh

    Get real if the situation had been reversed the Pirate Player would not have done that why would you expect the Braves to do any differently. BTW Iam a BIG BIG Time Buccos fan

  • http://www.facebook.com/bizofjim Jim Walsh

    Get real if the situation had been reversed the Pirate Player would not have done that why would you expect the Braves to do any differently. BTW Iam a BIG BIG Time Buccos fan

  • http://www.facebook.com/bizofjim Jim Walsh

    Snake teach your five year old that it is after all only a game. I do admit to being up set though, but this to shall pass

  • Jmlynch2k

    I’m a Braves fan.  It was a bad call.  I love the Braves and I love to see them win, but not on a bad call.

  • Tony

    This is a horrible call. It’s almost as if the umpire wanted the Braves to win. From the angle the ump had, and the fact that the ball beat the runner by quite a good margin, there is no way for this ump to come up with the conclusion that the runner was safe. From the first moment I watched the video, before even knowing that situation, I thought the runner was clearly out. The close-up photos show that the tag was made. This is absurd and anyone saying otherwise is also absurd! Pitiful. 

  • Karcesky_b

    The umpire needs to get his eyes checked and you should go with him if you really think it looked like he missed.  Pathetic way for an umpire to call it a night and head home…..

  • HawkCW4

    Wow,  the runner was clearly tagged with every thing but the catchers cup and that was 2.5 to 3 ft from the plate.  No umpire in his/her right mind could call that a miss and the runner safe.  There is just way too much at stake for teams and fans to allow a call like that stand.  There is no more a helpless feeling than do see your team battle for hours, and make a play to give them a chance to win the game, then have one stupid call be made and no way to over turn it. 

    It is criminally wrong that a ref, or an umpire can actually influence a game like that.  There needs to be some official in the stands at every game with the power to overturn  a call by simply looking at a replay.  If an ump has a habit of too many bad calls,  send him to the minors or fire him forever even.   I have no stake in that game, but clearly,  the runner was thrown out at home plate and some one needs to address this right now.

  • HawkCW4

    It was none of the umps business regarding boring or not.  If thats his excuse, not only should he be fired but his a$$ kicked too.   By the way,  if you dont like baseball what are you doing here commenting?   Never mind, I dont really want to know.

  • Sean

    Sorry, with all of the outrage I expected worse.  It definitely wasn’t a clean tag.  He probably got him, but it isn’t as obvious as everyone is making it out to be.  The catcher needs to do a better job of making a good tag.  Bad call by the ump?  Probably?  Bad play by the catcher?  Yes, that too.

  • Adam

    throw beat the runner and Lugo got stopped short of the plate because of the tag…and also the guy that hit it shoulda been called out for (falling on his ass) running out of the baseline so shoulda been a double play and another inning..P.S. both teams suck

  • Simpson_46

     No the glove isnt bent from the tag, that is the shape of the catchers glove, it looks like he never touched him. Yes the ball was there in plenty of time but the idiot catcher did a sweep tag and missed, he should have just stood up and tagged him to erase all doubt.

    Its rare this ump got it right since his strike zone was horrible all night.

  • Simpson_46

     You are a horrible parent, what was your kid still doing up at 2 in the morning? Since youre such a bad parent just go ahead and smack him then say “life sucks, grow up” then point out to him where the catcher missed the tag, if it wasnt for the swishy tagging catcher Lugo would have been out by a mile.

  • Simpson_46

    In shock because he knew he sucked, blame him not the ump

  • Simpson_46

    Well he did miss, get over it, the pirates organization sucks so be more pissed they didnt get better players before a missed tag.

  • Guest

     No he didnt, if you watch it closely you can see it completely miss Lugo, you all owe an apology to this umpire

  • Charlie

    Um, he was stopped by his foot on the slide. The tag was close and I don’t know how he could NOT call him out in live action, but the tag appears to miss. It’s at best a borderline call when viewed on replay. 

    The ump had been handing Bucs ball/strike calls all night long on both sides of the mound. It was the one close call that went the Braves’ way and (unlike the ball/strike calls) replay favors the call as accurate.

    Oh yeah, and there was still a runner on 3rd with 2 outs even if the call went the other way with the top of the order up.

  • Simpson_46

    BINGO

  • Simpson_46

    I can see all of you being pissed a few days from now when they announce no action will be taken because the call was CORRECT!

  • Simpson_46

    Well that worst hitter got the GAME WINNING RBI!!!!!!!!! Thanks to a crappy catcher!

  • Simpson_46

    Well they were robbed in ’97 for a strikezone from fat eric gregg and just a few days ago the ump called 3 strikes no where near the strike zone to end the game with runners on base.

    We usually get screwed in these kinds of calls.

  • Simpson_46

    He was shocked the moron missed the tag, he assumed he would be out but the catcher missed and his reaction was shock that a supposed MLB level catcher could be so stupid.

  • Simpson_46

     So will you give an apology when its shown that he missed? I fully expect you to be pissed when they announce no action will be taken since the ump made the correct call.

    Suck it pittsburgh that will teach to rape our young ladies!

  • Simpson_46

    If he wanted the braves to win he would have called a better strike zone, blame your catcher for missing the tag, the guy isnt out if the ball just gets there first, he has to apply the tag idiots.

  • Simpson_46

     I think it was the right call since its easier to see he missed the tag than applied the tag, those saying he 100% applied the tag must have super vision or sumptin’

  • Simpson_46

    He stopped short to dodge the tag, which worked and then sidestepped the catcher to hit the plate, at that time the ump called him safe, blame the catcher for missing.

  • Simpson_46

    All the pittsburgh people need to give it a rest, its not 100% clear the tag was made, it appears more likely the guy missed the tag since the glove had no loss of momentum at all.

    Maybe if they were to coach the catcher to tag like a man instead of some twinky matador he would have been called out.

  • Simpson_46

     They were shocked he missed the tag, they assumed he would be out, get over it

  • Simpson_46

     Yes, Im sure a Philthy fan wouldnt care if the braves win!!!!! He never touched him, the catcher sucks

  • Simpson_46

     No its not clear, go get some new glasses.

  • Simpson_46

    Why would he get suspended for making the correct call?

  • T Sloss

    Charlie:Are you really that stoopid? The tag appears to miss?? The glove is bent over from contacting his leg. The  runner had not yet touched home plate when he was called safe. Even if the tag missed, the ump isn’t supposed to call him safe until he touches home.

    As for the balls & strikes, it’s pretty obvious you’re a Braves fan, cause the balls & strikes were horrible on both sides.

    And finally, if the ump makes the correct call, they also throw the pitcher out at first. If you were paying attention you’d have noticed that he was rolling around on the ground halfway to first.

    Does this mean the Pirates would have won? Of course not. But it would have been nice for the game to have been decided by the players instead of the ump.

    It would even be somewhat forgivable if he had admitted he screwed up. Instead, he seems to think what he saw on the field was a different play than the one he saw on replay. If he was man enough to say “I screwed up and I’m sorry”, you might have a little sympathy for him.

  • Your Mom

    How can people say he missed the tag?  The still frame shows the glove making contact with the runners leg…the glove is even bent.  To say anything else you are obviously trolling

  • Adz90126

    Your FIVE year old was up until 2am to watch baseball? Awesome.

  • Unzeksapa

    Absolutely that umpire should eb investigated, earlier in teh game there was an OBVIOUS balk by an Atlanta pircher that would have put Pirates at 2nd and 3rd with no outs, and this umpire and his crew also “missed it”, somebody should look that up and show along with this call, and there would beb NO DOUBT this was crooked and fixed!

  • Unzeksapa

    sorry about spelling, too pissed to type lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734616217 Garrett York

    Problems with your statement. 1) Catchers gloves don’t bend sideways. Too thick. In order to bend even a small amount of the catcher’s glove, you would have to press hard, and that would have swept out the leg of the runner as well as altered the momentum of the tagging hand as it swung. 2) What you are seeing is the glove BEHIND the leg having MISSED the tag and the tip of the glove blending with a dirt stain on the runner’s knee. 3) according to your logic, part of the glove is bent in the process of making the tag while the rest of the glove is straight and BEHIND the runner’s leg? 4) People who have an opinion aren’t trolls. People who make an ass of themselves calling others names because they have a differing opinion…those ARE trolls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734616217 Garrett York

    “I cna’t believe all the idiots that think the runner was safe,  or the
    number that are making arguments for the umpire.  You idiots probably
    would have voted the same way the Casey Anthony jury voted.”

    Congratulations. That’s thr stupidest thing I’ve read all day. The tag was missed.

  • Billy

    Better look again pal..worst call EVER in baseball and the knucklehead last year that cost the perfect game was very bad……

  • Billy

    we’ll see in the next 2 games…worst call ever in baseball. the ump misses the tag and calls the runner safe 3′ from home plate.

  • guest

    Once you claimed he was tagged in the arm it became painfully obvious that you saw at most one angle, which was also the worst one.

  • Nicole

    The glove is bent… you know what causes something to bend right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.girard1 Bonnie Girard

    Unbelievable!  The Pirates were robbed.

  • Tomkat

    To everyone who says the glove is “bent” from the tag… you’ve obviously never played baseball or softball!  I can make my glove bend just from moving it from side-to-side… a “broken in” glove has a pretty loose pocket in order to wrap around the ball better.

    After watch videos of all the replays… I say the tag MISSED, or it clearly wasn’t SOLID ENOUGH to call “OUT!”  If you want to blame someone, blame the catcher!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKD7DALMMQ4SCXE7KPHUS54A6Q DarrenP

    Klr267,  are you on drugs?!  Or maybe you had a bet on that game just like those crooked umps. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKD7DALMMQ4SCXE7KPHUS54A6Q DarrenP

    BS Tomkat.  The tag was obvious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKD7DALMMQ4SCXE7KPHUS54A6Q DarrenP

    “ It’s over and done. Move on. ” ??!!   Really?  If you care so little about baseball and/or justice, then why even read this article?  Why comment at all?  Just move on!  Who cares if people cheat, lie, steal, kill or whatever.  Let’s just all move on!  Nothing is important as long as it doesn’t happen to us, right?

  • Austin Womer

    wow what a dipshit umpire wow 

  • Pearlpunch

    Paid off?  You think an unpire would let them play 19 innings and almost 6 hours?  He was just tired and ready to go home.

  • Puffmuffin28

    Why would anybody pay the umps off to win this game? It wasnt even an important game. had it been against the Phillies who are leading the Division maybe but not this one.

  • kingcraig

    You’re insane! T call him safe,there must be CLEAR evidence that he was not tagged,because the throw was so far ahead of the runner. The Braves are class-less in celebrating such a cheap  and undeserving win.

  • Rouillecory

    from the view i see it looks like he didnt touch him and if he did he barley did in the leg.
     

  • Anonymous

    How about did YOU watch the video? He was tagged OUT before he hit the plate. I don’t care what we were taught in the little league, this is the grown-up league now and a lot of bookies gotta make some cash. The player is clearly out and in my opinion the game was thrown. 
    Of course this is my opinion but what do you care?

  • Anonymous

    How you are so ever correct. All these major sports there is to much money to be made in fringe bennifits.

  • Anonymous

    At least I don’t waste my time, energy or money on any ballgame period. The next time anyone complains about millionaires remember that when you spend your hard earned cash on any of these activities.

  • Jgmail

    Watch the video again man the ump doesn’t call him safe until AFTER he touches home plate. The glove doesn’t bend over either, we watching the same game?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Kanciruk/100001629497697 Michael Kanciruk

    And in Either Case, we get the short end of the baseball “GODS” this time ..stupid extra wild card..wait..first Year of that, and base it on a 200 foot hit blooper that no one could catch without “extra ordinary effort”.. what a Frakin sideshow.. Braves fan since 89, Mets when I was a tike (till 8 yrs old) when I use to live in Long Island NY ..AS an adult, we know how Big Biz works and it is sham !


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