But He Was Out - Why Baseball Needs Replay
Last night's playoff game to see who would go to the playoffs was really great.
But bro was out at home.
Therefore the outcome of the game is a sham.
Colorado and San Diego played 162 games and they had to play an extra game last night to settle their tie. The game went into 13 innings. Totally exciting, totally awesome, a classic game. But when Brian Giles threw home to Michael Barrett, Barrett dropped the ball but he blocked the plate. Matt Holliday slid headfirst into Barrett - not the plate. Barrett went after the ball, tagged Holiday but the home plate umpire called the Rockie safe, falsely.
How can people run around calling it a great game if the ending was completely wrong?
Sure it's great that San Diego got the short end of the stick, but how can we deny Barry Bonds any love because he's a fraud, but celebrate that fraudulent game last night?
With all due respect to my cohort Jimmy, whose writing I appreciate and whose takes I usually agree with, last night's game was amazing, indeed, amazingly disappointing.