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(CBS Sports)   Umpire calls Phillies' runner safe, despite him obviously being out. Luckily the replay booth is there to help get the call right   (cbssports.com) divider line
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2021-04-12 12:52:54 PM  
Funny, no matter how many times I look at that, I don't see clear evidence one way or the other.

That only happens if it's your team, I guess.
 
2021-04-12 1:03:12 PM  
As a lifelong Phillies fan who loathes the Braves and who watched the game live and saw replay after replay and who reveled in the bitter rage of the Braves fans and who rolled his eyes when the trash throwing Braves fans inspired ESPN to say "Phillies players are used to this" and who would enjoy the Braves owning the last place for decades let me say:

Runner was out. His toes were up and never touched the plate. Easy to see how the ump thought otherwise from his angle.
 
2021-04-12 1:23:04 PM  
Damn fine play by the catcher
 
2021-04-12 1:41:31 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: As a lifelong Phillies fan who loathes the Braves and who watched the game live and saw replay after replay and who reveled in the bitter rage of the Braves fans and who rolled his eyes when the trash throwing Braves fans inspired ESPN to say "Phillies players are used to this" and who would enjoy the Braves owning the last place for decades let me say:

Runner was out. His toes were up and never touched the plate. Easy to see how the ump thought otherwise from his angle.



That's the key right there- it's easy to see how the ump called him safe.  And then, despite the multiple angles, there's still a sliver of doubt as to whether his foot didn't touch the plate- there's that last split second, just before the tag, where you can't see where his foot is.  It looks like a 90-95% chance he didn't touch the plate, and I think he didn't touch the plate, but it has to be 100% to overturn the call.  Replay made the correct call.
 
2021-04-12 1:43:07 PM  
A replay of a replay?  On Fark?  Unpossible.
 
2021-04-12 1:43:37 PM  
Center field camera might have had the better angle, never gets replayed.
OTOH, if one bad call, in a sport full of them, can cost, or win you a game, you likely didn't deserve the win anyway. These things generally even out over a season.
 
2021-04-12 1:48:38 PM  
If you have to look at the replay more than twice and then slow it down to watch it frame by frame, this isn't baseball. Getting every play perfect isn't required, even in a world series game. It's played by and officiated by actual human people who don't always get it right. You deal with that and move on.

Football has gotten just as bad. But maybe I'm more used to it, but it still doesn't seem nearly as stupid as the way replay is used in baseball.
 
2021-04-12 1:59:22 PM  

edmo: Funny, no matter how many times I look at that, I don't see clear evidence one way or the other.

That only happens if it's your team, I guess.


Yeah, I can see how it was called that way in real time and why it wasn't overturned after replay.  If I had to lean one way or the other, I think he was probably out.  So as a Phillies fan I'm glad the call was upheld, but wouldn't have been too annoyed if it wasn't.
 
2021-04-12 2:08:05 PM  
Dude got within 6' of another person and isn't wearing a mask. No, he wasn't safe. Not safe at all.
 
2021-04-12 2:12:07 PM  
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