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One Of The Worst Baseball Calls Ever

Last night, while most of us were sleeping, there was a 19-inning game...and in the bottom of the 19th...

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This must be seen to be believed.

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I am by no means a Pittsburgh fan in any sport, but the way the Pirates were jobbed last night in Atlanta -- a Pirates' team that is embroiled in a four-team pennant race in the NL Central -- man, you have to feel bad for the Buccos and for their fans.

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The throw got to the plate in time for the catcher to order Chinese to be delivered to the clubhouse and to still deliver the tag.

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And it was a tag, no question...while the runner was a good five feet from the plate.

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I propose replay in baseball along the lines of the NFL -- a manager would get one or two challenges per game, period, but if a manager would have ever had an excuse to throw the metaphoric red-flag, it would have been Clint Hurdle last night. The challenges would only be allowed on safe-or-out calls.

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Ah, but this is not the time or place for such a discussion. But then again, if the Pirates miss the playoffs by one game...

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.