Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pic of the Week

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.

Well ...

  • 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. 

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