|Hands up, everybody! Jayson Werth of the Nationals and the|
Mets middle infielders react after Werth was deemed to
have violated the new rules on double-play slides.
This play was followed by a shouting match in the hallway between the Nats general manager and the umpiring crew chief, with Mike Rizzo (the GM) telling Jim Joyce (the umpire) that he blew the call.
- The call was upheld by the review crew in New York and
- The claim by the Nationals that nobody knows how to slide on force plays at second is bogus. Slide into the base, stay on the base, don't take a swing at the pivot man. It's not brain surgery.