Bad calls giveth and bad calls taketh away.
Certainly more than a couple of Braves fans are lamenting Bob Davidson's awful call and the chance for the Braves to add a game to their lead in the National League East, as Davidson gave the Phillies another chance -- and Carlos Ruiz capitalized.
Maybe it's just a case of things evening out for Atlanta. In June, the Braves were on the receiving end of a bad call. Remember Gary Cederstrom admitted he blew a call in a Braves-Tigers game?
With the Braves leading by a run with bases loaded, a full count and two outs in the top of the ninth, Johnny Damon watched what everyone in the park thought was a ball four and a tie game -- except Cederstrom, who called strike three and a Braves victory.
That game was in Atlanta, so there's no guarantee the Tigers win that game even if Damon walks -- but the call still decided the outcome.
Of course, the different between that and Bob Davidson's call was that Cederstrom took Joyce's example and admitted he blew the call, while Davidson continues to stand by his obviously incorrect call.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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