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Four views of a reviewed home run

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 01, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Crew chief Gerry Davis: “As many of you know, we tour the field during the series whenever we go to a new ballpark, and discuss specific ground rules and potential trouble areas just like that. Because we cannot control what the cameraman does with the camera, one of the specific ground rules is when the ball hits the camera, home run.”

Right field umpire Jeff Nelson: “You just focus on the area that you think the ball is going to hit based on how the ball is hit, how it’s traveling. In this particular play, the ball hit something hard, solid, and it was — in my judgment it was the top of the fence. And then when Joe came out, Joe just said, ‘We think it hit a fan.’ I said, ‘It didn’t hit a fan, it hit something solid. But we’ll talk about it.’ We talked about it, and we decided to use the replay.”

Alex Rodriguez (asked if controversy finds him): “Well, it’s only fitting, right? I don’t know if that’s controversy with the replay. There is no controversy, so they had a good chance to see it… I’m just glad we got a good ruling.”

Nick Swisher: “Even on the replay, it was tough to see from where we were, as well, but then some guys were running up in the tunnel saying, ‘Hey, it hit the camera. It hit the camera.’ “




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