Umpires Embarrass MLB With Blown Home Run Call

Leave it to Major League Baseball umpires to screw up a call even when they have instant replay. It’s long been known that umpires are the most egotistical of all officials in sports (although NBA referees are challenging for that distinction). Wednesday night was the ultimate in idiocy when umpire Angel Hernandez ruled the home run by the Oakland A’s Adam Rosales with two outs in the 9th inning was a double when it clearly was obviously via replays it was a home run. Hernandez claimed there was not enough clear proof to overturn the original call. And oh by the way–the Cleveland Indians won 4-3. Of course MLB officials have said it was a mistake but it’s just a tad too late. Just another embarrassing moment for what used to be America’s pastime.

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