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After ejection, Maddon rethinks position on replay

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Rays manager Joe Maddon is quickly becoming a proponent of expanded replay.

That's because for the second time this season he was ejected when a call on the bases was overruled and ended up going against the Rays.

"I'm anti-replay. I've been," Maddon said. "But I'm getting more on board with it now, not because it's been against us."

Maddon's objection Wednesday was much the same as it was in the April 10 game in Chicago, that when a call is made by a base umpire, it shouldn't be overruled by an ump at another base.

"That's the second time that call has happened to us this year, and I really have a hard time with that call being changed from that distance," Maddon said. "If there's any play that screams for instant replay, it's that one."

Making it worse, of course, was that Sam Fuld was called out an inopportune time, as the Rays were rallying in the seventh, in what ended up a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

"You've got first and third, you've got (Ben) Zobrist coming up, not a bad moment for us," Maddon said. "I didn't like it. It's such an awkward play to have that happen twice in the same season."

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