I think this was the first play in the series to be overturned.
It was a great play by the short stop. I was sitting out on the hill in left center and most everyone thought it was a blown call. It was challenged by the manager and overturned.
So far I am happy with the process, but the real test is yet to come when more are on base, or 3rd out changed to safe with runners on.
1st base is having a hard time today. The overturned call wasn't really all that close, not sure how he missed that one. First game jitters.
I think he missed the obstruction call as well. That was a pretty big collision and the runner's momentum was completely stopped. This wasn't like he was just stepping off and observing, he was in a full run. No doubt he was going to try for second. The swinging HBP looked like a miss too. Sure looked like the kid was taking a swipe at the ball, but that one was at least reasonable for the umpires to say no swing.
Luckily he got a much closer call right on the bunt in the 6th inning.
On the missed obstruction call, if there had been obs the runner would only get second if u1 believed he could of made it to 2nd had there beeen no obs since there was no play on the runner.... right?
In my opinion I don't believe he could of made it, but I was in a bad spot to tell.
I don't think he could have made it to second, but you've got to make that call when it happens, no matter the award.
U1 will be delegated to being the designated dancer of the YMCA for the duration.
I don't know if he would have made it or not, but in my opinion if the ball was still in the outfield (which it looked like it was) and the runner is clearly trying to try for second and gets totally stopped like that I think you have to consider that there was a chance he could have made it and award accordingly.
Now, if the ball was already on the way to second and there was really no chance for the runner, I agree he doesn't get the base. But I'm pretty sure that wasn't the case here. Looked to me like the runner turned on first at a full dead run and was stopped hard by the first baseman with the ball still being initially fielded. That's a legitimate shot at second in my opinion.
Stop defending instant replay guys, that could have been you looking stupid when a judgement call got overturned, you know we all blow calls, this is a game, we need to keep the human element there or we create a mockery of what was envisioned by Abner Doubleday decade ago in Cooperstown. The main thing these kids need to learn, is that sometimes you get a call for you, and sometimes they are against you, either way, deal with it, and move on, play ball, if you play hard, youll overturn that call on your own, no need for video.
this is a game, we need to keep the human element there or we create a mockery of what was envisioned by Abner Doubleday decade ago in Cooperstown.
Modern baseball historians pretty much agree that Doubleday's involvement with the origin of baseball is a myth..