That was great!!I love how the managers discussed it so calmly. If that would have happened in MLB, one of the umpires would have been dead.
Why are the Jerseys in English?I saw this to a lesser extreme I the majors. I think it was Vance Law batting for Cubs in the 80's Pitch in dirt check swing appeal. Called a strike, pitcher tossed ball back to mound team leaves field, Dag leaves room to get a soda.I come back 3 min later, Cubs are still batting. I think WGN even went to commercial first. Harry was having a heck of a time trying to describe what happened.BTW CUBS ARE IN FIRST PLACE
For us non-baseball people, can someone explain why that was not a strike and what the whole controversy was?
David - I noticed the same thing. I wonder if it's the type of call that US managers would be calm about, too: The call is clear, it's just a question of how it works when it is on an appeal. Either way, interesting.DAG - Hehe.Anon - It *was* a strike - after the appeal, but because the ball had bounced, the catcher needed to tag him out before he reached first base. He didn't - because it was originally called a ball until the swing appeal - and never remembered to once it *was* called a strike.