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Replay used selectively for Yankees

Posted on: October 19, 2010 8:43 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 1:29 am
fan interferrence If you're going to have replay, why not use it?

It looked as if the ball Robinson Cano hit was going out, but the fan in the Derek Jeter jersey had his hands over the wall and hit Nelson Cruz's glove. That's tough to see with the naked eye. Jim Reynolds was the umpire on the right field line and he was adamant the ball was out. It just seems egotistical not to look at it. If you're so sure you're right, the video will back you.

The instant replay can be used for fan interference, why not look at it in that case?

I'm don't think it would have been overturned, but what would it hurt to have looked? If the goal is to get it right, it wasn't even close -- you've got to look at that. In Game 3 of the Reds-Phillies series, a similar play -- one that wasn't even nearly as close -- was reviewed on a Chase Utley home run. The umpires saw it quickly, and upheld the call in about a minute. At least the replay would show the Yankee fan in the Jeter jersey was a lout.

Reynolds got it wrong again on Lance Berkman's apparent homer. The umpires did look at it and overturned the call. They got one right, at least. But both should have been reviewed.

UPDATE: The Star-Ledger 's Brendan Prunty spoke to one of the fans who reached over (clearly in the picture) the wall to get the ball.

"It was definitely over the wall," said 20-year old Jared Macchirole, a Penn State student from Queens. "It hit the cement before I got to it."

Of course, Macchirole is seen going clear over the wall to judge the ball that was "definitely over the wall" so his judgement may not be so keen.

Macchirole said the ball hit his brother Jay, sitting to his right, before it hit him.

After the play, TBS replays showed Jared Macchirole making obscene gestures at Cruz and yelling at him, which Macchirole (who is not turning out to be the state's best witness) denies.

"I saw him pointing at us," Macchirole said. "But I couldn't hear what he was saying. Everyone was celebrating."

UPDATE: The two claim to the New York Daily News that they didn't touch Nelson's giove at all. Although someone did, since replays clearly showed Nelson glove being smooshed. Of course, Macchriole reportedly denied making obscene gestures toward Cruz, which can be seen on many screengrabs across the internet.

"We didn't touch his glove," Jay Macchirole told the Daily News . "A lot of people were just going for the ball. He didn't touch his glove."

UPDATE: Texas manager Ron Washington didn't ask for a replay review, Reynolds said.

"From the angle I had, I was very confident that I got the call write," he told reporters (via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ).

Crew chief Gerry Davis said after seeing the replay that he believed the crew got the call right.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 12, 2012
Posted on: March 11, 2013 12:02 am

Replay used selectively for Yankees

Cool Fans tryin to be cool, and catch a ball bare-handed, not cool when your interfering with the players glove, good use of replay,

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2010 9:18 pm

Replay used selectively for Yankees

hey joey if your so tough and you know so much about me then y dont you stop by one day and you can say this stuff to my face and see how tough u really are

Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2010 3:27 pm

Replay used selectively for Yankees

TYPICAL NEW YORK SCUM!! That entire Macchirole family are nothing but a bunch of NO-CLASS SCUMBAGS! The kids are liars as is their mobster father, Anthony Macchirole, involved with and related to many of the Bonanno, Genovese and Columbo crime family members. Their grandfather was Genovese Capo then Underboss, Pasquale "Patty Mac" Macchirole who was shot about 12 times and stuffed in his trunk. Their uncle, John, who "JAY" is actually named after (figures) was also a crazy mother****er just like his dad. He also was shot in the head (like dad) and stuffed into a trunk of his car. These scumbag boys' father is also a scumbag living in Middle Village. Nobody in their family works and the kids drive fancy cars. The grinning piece-of-s*h*i*t IS A STUDENT AT PENN STATE! HEY A*S*S*H*O*L*E! WHERE'D DADDY GET THE MONEY TO SEND YOU TO PENN STATE? You couldn't PAY me enough to live in that neighborhood!

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2010 1:12 am

Replay used selectively for Yankees

mgrill, Yankees games already take 5 hours as it is... what's another 3 minutes?

Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:55 am

Replay used selectively for Yankees

The problem is not the fact that the ball was a close play.  The problem is in the stadium design  The commentators said that there were 3 feet of cement between the fans and the field.  That is true but it is a 3 foot ledge that gets the fans close to the field that is the problem.  If there were 3 feet of empty space and a railing there we are not talking about this play.  Nelson Cruz makes or misses his play without fan interference.

Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:51 am

Replay used selectively for Yankees

Yeah, just wait for the very next batter when he blows another call, then bash him for looking doubly incompetent.

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2010 11:08 pm

Replay used selectively for Yankees

(From elsewhere):
As a Rangers fan, I don't like the Yankees, but must respect the organization and the players.  They are consumate professionals, always well behaved, and themselves respectful of the game, the opposition, and opposition fans. The excellence of the Yankees organization over time is thoroughly documented in sports history and is above reproach.

Yankees fans on the other hand are a different matter.  There is not sufficient words in the English language to fully describe what truly horrid sub-human beings yankees fans are.  The only difference between a yankees fan and a bag of dog manure is the bag.  A Yankees fans idea of a night on the town is dumpster diving for happy meals in back of abortion clinics.  It's happy yankees fans seen gathering around the dog pound on euthanasia day.

Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:15 pm

Replay used selectively for Yankees

Freakin Yankees. Remember Jeffrey Maier? The O's might've made it a series without that guy.

You'd think by now they'd be able to keep fans away from that wall. Nope. Not if it means they can win.

What bull----

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:09 pm

Replay used selectively for Yankees

Close call but it definitely should have been reviewed. The ball hit the top of the wall, which i believe is in play, and bounced over. Cruz was definitely interfered with. As I said, it was a close call but having seen the replay I would have called him out. I think the important thing here is not whether there was interference here but why replay wasn't used.  The umpires actions this year are begging rules officials to force reviews.

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Replay used selectively for Yankees

I think you are dead wrong here, and this showed how well things are working.  I hope your not seriously implying that they would have reviewed this if it would have helped the yanks.  That would be stupid.  Next you will say the games are fixed i guess.  Wake up!  The ball would have cleared the fence, there was fan involvement, home field advantage, nothing more.  If they would have reached over and grabbed a ball that would have been short of the fence, than ya gotta beef.  No crying in baseball dude!

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