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Umpire Greg Gibson is lousy.......



So I was watching the Twins/Royals game on MLB.TV with the new PS3 app and it was a great game.  Back and forth in extra innings it went.  The Twins scored 2 in the 11th to take a 9-7 lead.  Rauch went back out to close out the game and get a W to go along with his BS and got the first 2 outs.  Then next guy gets on, and then the Royals hit a grounder to Hardy which he bobbles and throws to 2nd which was WAY too late to get the runner but Gibson who had been in the rain for who knows how long decided that the game must end and called him out and promptly started to walk off the field.  The call was so bad, the Twins were laughing into their gloves realizing they had gotten away with W.

 

I bring this up because it feels like I got cheated out of the hour and a half or so and I can only imagine how all those Royals fans feel.  With a game that has calls that are such black and white, as opposed to say basketball, I have no idea why baseball feels they shouldn't have at least limited replays in something besides homeruns.  Safe and out calls effect games to a much greater extent than homerun calls.  Anyway, it just feels like there is a big problem, an easy solution, and a bunch of old geezers getting in the way like Bud Selig.  Who's with me in wishing there was a system like the NFL where each manager could challenge a safe out call like twice a game.  It would take less than a minute in today's technology driven world where the replay is on our tv virtually instantaneously.  If baseball is so concerned with the pace of the game, then why don't they start calling balls everytime Posada goes and has a talk with his pitcher every other pitch......

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