Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MLB umpires lose track of count, forced to call for it

To be fair to MLB umpires, baseball games can tend to get a little long and you can forgot the batter's count from time to time.

During last Sunday's San Francisco Giants/Seattle Mariners affair, home plate umpire Joe West issued a walk to San Francisco's Gregar Blanco in the top of the ninth inning.

The only issue was that Blanco hadn't officially earned the walk and Mariners manager Eric Wedge complained to West about the call.

After the complaint, the umpires met near the pitcher's mound and West took to the phones soon after to get the correct count:


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