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MLB admits it blew call; Mauer takes it in stride

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on Oct 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Mauer sliced a ball down the left-field line to lead off the top of the 11th inning. The score was 3-3 at the time and the Twins were trying to overcome another dramatic ninth inning at the Bronx.

Mauer’s ball landed as Melky Cabrera ran toward the line. Left field umpire Phil Cuzzi ruled the ball foul, but replays showed it was clearly fair. The umpires watched a replay after the game and crew chief Tim Tschida admitted a mistake had been made.

Here’s what Tschida had to say tonight:

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Mauer went on to single in the at-bat and the Twins eventually loaded the bases. David Robertson escaped the no-out, bases-loaded jam and Mark Teixeira hit a the game-winning homer to lead off the bottom of the inning.

A beat up Mauer just talked to some reporters. He seemed crushed by the loss but took the blown call by stride. As Ron Gardenhire pointed out after the game, it would’ve been a different inning with Mauer on second rather than first. Jason Kubel immediately followed with a single to right, but Mauer, correct or not, pointed out that the single may not have gotten through the hole if he had been on second rather than first.

We’ll never know. What I can tell you is that Mauer handled the situation well. Here’s what he had to say:

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I’ll have postgame audio from Joe Girardi, Teixeira and A-Rod in a bit.

 
 

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111 Responses to “MLB admits it blew call; Mauer takes it in stride”

  1. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    AJ did not give up 7 walks, he gave up 5 walks and 2 HBP. And 3 hits. With 6 K’s. In 6 innings.

  2. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Sam-

    Go easy on us with all of these new threads. That game was exhausting! :-)

  3. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Reporter says to Arod now that you are over the hump, can we finally see the player that you are?….Will that be on the back of the newspaper tomorrow, Arod’s over the hump? lol

  4. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Mauer is classy

  5. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Oops!!! Sorry Josh.. you are obviously not Sam.

  6. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    that call was maier-esque. today was the anniverssary..scary

  7. Kevin Youkilis' Halitosis October 9th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    What a night! Yanks are up 2 – 0, Sox are down 0 -1, Terry Francona still is dealing w/ diarrhea, Papi is out of “Vitamins” and Youk is still ugly.

    Life is good!

  8. mac_1103 October 9th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Did Tschida say anything about home plate being 25 inches wide when the Yankees were batting and 12 inches wide when the Twins were batting?

  9. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    ok…pinch runner on 1st for the angels, nobody out in the 7th in a 1-1 game.

    will the twins run on martinez now?

  10. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    nick

    go easy on betsy she missed the game, had a card game

  11. m October 9th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Betsy,

    Did I say it was good? I think not.

    Just said that it was 5 walk, not 7. And 2 of the walks were to Mauer. Looked like they had a strategy of working around him.

    As for what he looked like? Not bad, until he hit batters back to back. Then the next inning he walked batters back to back. And then the two out triple that plated the runner from 2nd.

    But 1 run in 6 innings. The results were there, even though it wasn’t pretty.

  12. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    43 hours and 16 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!

  13. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    mauer is a classy dude….hope he never leaves minny….unless its to us :)

  14. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I’m one of the charter members of A.I.L.C — Accuracy in LoHud Comments.

  15. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Too bad they don’t play tomorrow. I want them to finish this off so bad in game 3 against that classy, cough..cough…..thief, loser.

  16. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 9th, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    I’m one of the charter members of A.I.L.C — Accuracy in LoHud Comments.

    ****

    Aka- a wise guy :-)

  17. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    just another day at the pie factory….

  18. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Wagner warming up in the sox/angels game

    I like that Mauer. Very classy indeed.

  19. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 9th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    djsunyc
    October 9th, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 9th, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    hughes wasn’t *terrible*. looked like gangbusters against the first 2 guys. then walked gomez b/c he kept throwing outside and missing the plate. then gave up a solid hit to right. and then threw a curve that was slapped looped into center.
    didn’t pitch awful but the walk is what hurt him. the first 2 batters, he looked dominant against.
    —————————-
    No. Please do not sugercoat Hughes performance. He was terrible. He walked a guy with a career .292 OBP and proceeded to give up hits to the 8 and 9 hitters who have career .267 average and .248 respectively.
    I do not care what he did for the first two batters. Hughes has been great but his outing was pretty much atrocious. There is no excuse for walking Carlos Gomez and then getting beat by two scrubs.
    He choked and I guess that is going to happen but it is a bit concerning that so far in this series he has been real shaky under the spotlight. Yes he got the job done yesterday but it took him close to 30 pitches to get out 2 batters.
    ———
    at what age did your parents stop loving you?

    ———————

    Really? That is your response? I guess Hughes is immune from criticism. You guys are killing AJ when he got the job done and in fact I think he did a great job.

    Please tell me how Hughes was not terrible? He got out two batters?

  20. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Oh by the way-

    You’re on the Mark Teixeira!

  21. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 9th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins)
    October 9th, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    AJ did a great job tonight. He went 6 innings and gave up 1 run. How much better do you want him to be?
    And I do not buy at all that the Red Sox or Angels would have killed him tonight b/c he walked 5 in that great 15 inning game vs the Red Sox and they did not score a single run. He has also had a number of other great or very good starts where he walked a lot of guys. I think they said tonight that AJ is the best if not one of the best pitchers this year with guys on base. He is going to walk guys. That is him.

  22. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    it was a joke – lighten up.

  23. Jones October 9th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    AJ did okay, not outstanding, but good enough.
    Too me its not who the catcher is, AJ is AJ. He can be good, & then in the next moment, he can struggle. Its like a hit or miss.

  24. Abdababdaserser October 9th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Amazing how a young player in the heat of taking another loss can see and understand how that call didn’t necessarily mean the rest would play out as it did, yet his manager and Betsy can’t.

    Mauer is a good guy, a real plus to have in the game. It will be interesting how things go with him when FA looms. I think a lot will depend on what the teams owners do. Players may like the idea of staying with one team for their career, but they also like to get a shot at a championship.

    For an example, look at the things that Halliday was saying despite his enjoyment of being with the Blue Jays.

  25. Thomas A. Anderson October 9th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Mauer is a pro’s pro. He could have made a huge stink about that blown call and been completely right in doing so, but he didn’t. Much respect to him.

    Officiating in pro sports (aside from the NHL) leave a lot to be desired these days.

  26. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Erica: the two are not mutually exclusive. But your appreciation of my wisdom is noted. :)

  27. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    it’s a tex message

  28. Abdababdaserser October 9th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Ooo, a shock, the Saux can’t throw out a runner.

  29. Rebecca optimist prime from. Ipod October 9th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I can’t believe I got to see that in person. I have never seen a stadium go that crazy. I will have pictures in a little bit oh my g-d I will never forget that

  30. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    abdabab

    would it be fair if mauer played for us?

  31. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    AJ got the job done tonight and that’s all that matters now.

    Maybe next time he’ll have more confidence/less nerves and can improve.

  32. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Jeter is the last person that needs to get his pie. Hopefully it’s in the ALCS and this series never makes it’s way back to the stadium.

  33. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Rebecca, I’m really happy you got to see that in person and have such an awesome sports night tonight — especially given what’s in store for Syracuse tomorrow.

  34. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" October 9th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Rebecca you were there, I thought it was the loudest it’s been this season, did the crowd think it was game over in the 9th or did you still believe?

  35. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Lucky Tex didn’t take my small ball advice from earlier today –

    you can’t Always Hit A Hank Aaron Homer.

  36. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    LET’S GO ANGELS!!!

  37. Dr. Cox October 9th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Amazing. Simply amazing.

  38. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    2-1 Angel lead

  39. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    sawx in the process of getting swept, oh the joy!

  40. haiku-man October 9th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    2-1 ANGELS

  41. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    YES post-game reactions with a preview of Game 3:

    http://bit.ly/Xxqm

  42. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Francona is an idiot ! He left Beckett in too long. LOL !

  43. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    It just amazes me how people just throw the word choke around so loosely…..Certainly anyone who has played the game or any competative sports really don’t use the term quite so freely…..

  44. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Running like wild against VMart lol

  45. Jones October 9th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    That’d be something special if Mauer stayed with Minny.
    I wouldn’t complain if he came to NY, but to grow up in Minny, & then play for them, not many people have that chance.

  46. mick October 9th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    bring on the friggin angels, we are ready for their nonsense

  47. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks Pel!

  48. pat October 9th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    “It just amazes me how people just throw the word choke around so loosely”

    Too little fresh air and too many video games. :sad:

  49. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Beckett’s cranky

  50. Abdababdaserser October 9th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    mick, would what be fair? The blown call? No one said it was great, but it didn’t mean that it changed the game. It wasn’t made into an out. Mauer gets it that if it had been called right he would have been on second. After that the situation is different, positioning of the players on the field is different. Are blown calls fair? No, neither are blown ball/strike calls fair.

    It doesn’t matter which team it goes against. What does make a difference that has more impact is if its a called out.

  51. m October 9th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    He didn’t make any effort to get out of the way? lol. When you throw that far inside, you don’t have to.

  52. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Nice one, DT. I saw it earlier too. Trying to be on good behavior right now.

    Hey, another Sox pitcher hit a guy! That is rare.

  53. Michael October 9th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Personally, the call down the line was justified after the crappy strike zone the Yankees were dealing with all night.

  54. JasonR October 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I just got back from the game, and when A-Rod and Tex hit their home runs, it was as loud as it ever was back in the old place. The crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Yankees” and “Boston sucks” from the stands to the subway.

  55. mick October 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    abadab

    i aske dif it would be fair if we picked up mauer as a free agent? capish

  56. Pel October 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    >Thanks Pel!

    ;)

  57. Seven October 10th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Amazing game I am still buzzing so many up and down moments. So glad Gardner got taken off the hook. He is really a great late inning weapon. Like Girardi said that was a tough read because of if it dropped it could of been a double play to end the inning.

    Robertson did a great job. Great job by A-Rod and Teixeira. Burnett gave a nice gutty effort. The one dissapointing thing was Damaso Marte. He made the alds roster to get the twins leftys. He gave up a double & single to Mauer and a single to Kubel.

  58. Wes October 10th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    “AJ did okay, not outstanding, but good enough.
    Too me its not who the catcher is, AJ is AJ. He can be good, & then in the next moment, he can struggle. Its like a hit or miss.”

    I agree….AJ is AJ

  59. mick October 10th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    sometimes i wonder about the IQ level in here.

  60. 100 pitches of fun... October 10th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I can’t believe Francona is leaving Beckett out there this long.

  61. S.A.--Serenity Now October 10th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    4-1 angels lead

  62. djsunyc October 10th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    angels are taking it to beckett – i love it.

    yanks/angels is what i want to see…

  63. mick October 10th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    7

    can i call you by your number?

    bruney will replace marte in the alcs.

  64. 100 pitches of fun... October 10th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Just as I say that the Angels tack on 2 more runs..Francona messed that up.

  65. Bronx Jeers October 10th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    beckett gives up a triple to Aybar

    4-1 Halos

  66. Josh October 10th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Beckett crying like a baby which is the norm for him by now.

  67. Nick in SF October 10th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Nonetheless, he is still the greatest postseason pitcher of this or any other era.

  68. m October 10th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Could you guys be any less enthused with 1 ER out of your starter? Tough crowd. :)

    Lighten up, we escaped by the hair of Phil’s chinny-chin-chin.

  69. haiku-man October 10th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Beckett is loading the bases,and giving up the runs 4-1 ANGELS

  70. Abdababdaserser October 10th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hmmm, I thought Beckett was the zenith of post season pitching. What happened?

  71. mick October 10th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    nick

    you ever hear of a guy named mariano?

  72. pat October 10th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Timing is everything.

    It is pouring rain now.

    A little luck doesn’t hurt now and again either.

  73. Josh October 10th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Nonetheless, he is still the greatest postseason pitcher of this or any other era.
    ===============
    Greatest season pitchers put their team on their broad shoulders when they have to stave off a 2-0 deficit.

  74. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 10th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    at first I wasn’t happy TBS pulled in Orsillo and Eck for these broadcasts – but now I love it.

    Orsillo can’t do his normal, woe is us schtick.
    When LA gets a big hit he has to sound excited… lol

    Same with Eck in the studio, he can’t use the
    “we” stuff like he does at NESN.

  75. Betsy October 10th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Boy LetsgoYankees, you are tough on Phil. I’m sure he didn’t do well tonight, but he got the biggest out of the game in game 1. He’s 23 and Cabrera is a seasoned veteran………the fact is, Phil got him out no matter how many pitches he threw. This kind of thing will happen to him again in his career – let’s see how he bounces back.

    I just saw the replays of Tex’s HR – he looked so happy…………..what a moment for him.

  76. Josh October 10th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    *Greatest postseason pitchers…

  77. Chambliss October 10th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Tito braincramp managing like Buck Martinez who just proclaimed that Beckett still has a lot in the tank.

    Now let’s see if the pathetic Angels pen can hold the lead.

    Sox may head home counting on Buchholz and Diceman??

  78. Kevin Youkilis' Halitosis October 10th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Terry Francona is afraid to go out to the mound… the guys been dealing w/ a bout of diarrhea for the past 48 hours.

    I guess that what you deserve for living on a diet consisting of chewing tobacco and 7-11 taquitos.

    What a loser!!

  79. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 10th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I wonder what John Kruk is thinking as he watches these Red Sox-Angels game.

  80. m October 10th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Um, why is Alex wearing Tom Terrific’s shirt in the postgame presser?

    Buckett’s back looked fine the first 6.2 innings. :)

  81. Nick in SF October 10th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    m, AJ did fine, especially for a guy getting his… first postseason experience, and especially given the plethora of baserunners he allowed. The fact that it was a single earned run is a fluke, but flukes win games.

  82. pat October 10th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Aybar is probably the kind of player I’d love if he was on the team I root for but on someone elses team he seems to have a big attitude.

  83. mick October 10th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    i gots to stop hanging out with the teenagers in here.

  84. haiku-man October 10th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Can’t wait til Socks go to their pen,it’s,OVAH!!

  85. Seven October 10th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    m
    October 10th, 2009 at 12:07 am
    Um, why is Alex wearing Tom Terrific’s shirt in the postgame presser?

    Buckett’s back looked fine the first 6.2 innings.

    ——————————————-

    Yep too many excuses for Josh Beckett. Everybody is sore this time of year.

  86. m October 10th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Nick,

    I’m not into what-ifs. :)

  87. pat October 10th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    m

    Tom Terrific? What did he have on?

  88. m October 10th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Seven,

    No, I was serious. Beckett looked really good over the course of the game.

    But Beckett got the first 2 batters out, was on a good pitch count.

    But it’s the playoffs, go to Wagner. Right? Right? Oh, man that sounds wrong.

  89. Nick in SF October 10th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Does sarcasm just not exist anymore without an emoticon to point the way? Sheesh.

    I guess my Beckett reference was more for more seasoned LoHud commenters.

  90. Bryan October 10th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    the ump missed a billion pitches and they all went the Twins way

    so the ump missed a play down the line?

    awww too freaking bad… cry me a river

  91. Nick in SF October 10th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    :arrow:

  92. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 10th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Betsy

    I was not too concerned with his first game outing. I was just trying to point out that in the first game he was not his same dominant self as he has been. I guess that kind of just got lumped in with my criticism of him in this game. Still tho, I take nothing back about what I said about his performance tonight, mostly because I still can not get over that he walked Carlos Gomez which is nearly impossible.

  93. Abdababdaserser October 10th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “mick October 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    abadab

    i aske dif it would be fair if we picked up mauer as a free agent? capish”

    All you asked was would it be fair if Mauer played for us. It wasn’t clear that you were talking about the Yankees signing him in FA.

    I wouldn’t complain if the Yankees signed Mauer. Much rather the Yankees sign him than the Red Sox. Personally, I’d be fine with him remaining with the Twins, its a good story and I think it would be his preference, but his team’s owners need to give him some reason to believe that they are willing to field a competitive team overall.

    A player like him deserves to have a shot at winning a ring.

  94. Erica - always OPPC October 10th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    new thread :arrow:

  95. m October 10th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    pat,

    Two weeks in a row, Tom Brady wore a black and white tight checkered dress shirt in the postgame, under a jacket, too!

    Alex looked good, but if this were in US Magazine’s Who Wore it Better? Tom would win.

  96. Chambliss October 10th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Can’t give up on Marte just yet. Mauer is hitting everyone and everything.

    JD Drew at his best taking a called third strike. LOL

  97. Blackaccord October 10th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    wow.. weaver is dealing.. angels could be a scary matchup…

  98. Jeremy October 10th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Man ! The Sox are a joke !

    I guess it will be Yankees vs. Angels ALCS.

  99. 100 pitches of fun... October 10th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    The Angels are lucky that their starting pithers are going so deep in the game. Otherwise they would be introuble bringing out guys from that terrible bullpen. That is why Weaver started the 8th with 110 pitches. Also If the Sox are supposed to have such a good bullpen why didn’t Francona actually go to it?

  100. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 10th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    one thing I didn’t see discussed tonight – what was up with Nathan?

    Giving up a homer to Alex is one thing – but that pick-off play was bizarre. He missed the 2nd basemen by about 8 feet.
    Did the wrong guy cover? Did his feet get tangled?

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pick-off play at 2nd base go so wrong. It was like having Goose Goosage flashbacks.

  101. randy l. October 10th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    “Beckett’s cranky ”

    i think he needs anger management training.

    i took one once , but the anger management lady got so mad at me she threw a hizzy fit and gave me credit for the class as long as i wouldn’t come back.

    on the way out with my completion certificate i grabbed a bunch of her smiley face pens that had her anger management class phone number on them.

    i would hand them out to my golf buddies when they would miss a three foot putt :)

  102. Ant928 October 10th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Not to change subjects before the impending Sux loss…but ESPN2 just did a “Pie Montage” a few minutes ago on Sportcenter…try to catch the repeat…showed the Yanks about six or seven times.

  103. Erica - always OPPC October 10th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    :arrow:

  104. Rebecca optimist prime from. Ipod October 10th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Brandon. The stadium got loud after twixeira reached in the ninth And positively deafining after alex’s home run

  105. JasonR October 10th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    “I wonder what John Kruk is thinking as he watches these Red Sox-Angels game.”

    I’m sure cheeseburgers are involved somehow.

  106. RyanW October 10th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Mauer is a fraud. He has half the character of ARod.

  107. haiku-man October 10th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    -Got a a series of email from Cardinal fans.
    They want Albert gone,because he hasn’t hit a run since Sept 9th.

    -They are convinced La Russa is drinking again.He thought the closer (the one that blew the save)and gave up the winning run, did good and was really impressed with his pitches.

    -Albert gone,is St Louis crazy? Pujols on the open market,one could only dream of the Alex like money for sure.

  108. fungi October 10th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    not sure if anyone mentioned this but, the missed call might not have even mattered if the umpire wouldn’t have expanded his strike zone on the yankees. how many pitches were really balls instead of strikes last night? how many walks would we have had? how many more men on base? the umps blew the game way before the missed call.

  109. Brett October 10th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Yes, Mauer should become a Yankee, why not. Go ahead and buy him too. This really makes the sport so competitive. A lot of parity here. So 2 things need to be fixed in this sport – parity via a salary cap (can’t dispute how much the 200 million dollar boys have contributed in this series), and instant replay has to be added. That call down the LF line was one of the worst ever. Instant replay in football has trained spectators that wrongs have to be corrected, they cant be swept under the rug!

  110. 13thman October 10th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    The reason the Twins lost was not the blown call. That was unlucky. The reason they lost is because they couldn’t get a run home with bases loaded none out. Minnesota Twins fans are pretending they got cheated out of the win because of a single instead of a double, but if they want to beat the yankees they’ve GOT to get a run home with bases loaded none out.

  111. jake October 10th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    It was a bad call, no doubt.
    But you can’t conclude that, if the call had gone the Twins’ way, they would’ve won the game.
    One thing leads to another. But you never know what the “another” is going to be. Had the Twins scored, the Yanks might’ve come out for the bottom half of their inning and exploded.


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