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MLB admits blown call in controversial home run ruling

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05:38 PM ET 05.09 | The MLB has admitted that the umpiring crew blew a home run call during the ninth inning of the A's and Indians game on Wednesday night. Down 4-3, Adam Rosales stepped up and hit what appeared to be a game-tying home run, as it hit the yellow line that signifies the ball left the yard. However, the umpires ruled it in-play, and upon further review, did not overturn the call despite evidence suggesting otherwise. Although the league recognized the mistake, they noted that nothing can be done about it. The A's were unable to protest the game because the call was already under review. The A's went on to lose 4-3, even though they should have been playing the bottom of the ninth inning.

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May 10, 2013  01:02 AM ET

Umps can't even get it right with instant replay....they probably bet Cleveland.....

May 10, 2013  05:30 AM ET

This should be a great opportunity for alan selig to shift his legacy from allowing steroids to allowing technology. He can be remembered as a "modern" commish by limiting the role of umpires and increasing the accuracy of calls.

May 10, 2013  05:31 AM ET

what?

May 10, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Pretty sure you can rejigger a Roomba to make homerun calls.

 
May 10, 2013  04:56 PM ET

It really scares me. Anyone ever wonder if one of these missed calls was on purpose??? Remember, we are dealing with human beings....

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