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Yankees Win Game 3

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 10:15 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 in Game 3 of the World Series to take a 1 game lead. The game included the first use of instant replay to reverse a call in a World Series:

“[Alex] Rodriguez’s shot in the fourth inning was originally called a double. It was his first hit in the Series, and became a two-run homer after umpires reversed the call and correctly ruled it hit a camera above the right-field wall.”

Speaking of bat-men:


8 Responses to “Yankees Win Game 3”

  1. Werth had a hell of a night.

    Instant replay got the call right, and it would have drastically changed the game if it had not.

    JD (25aa49)

  2. Fun fact:

    Alex Rodriguez was the first beneficiary of the instant replay for a home run ball (September 2008). He is also the first to have a replay home run in the World Series.

    bskb (112a26)

  3. That is a fun fact, bskb. Thanks.

    DRJ (dff2ca)

  4. Just what is this game called “baseball”, anyway? Is it like canasta?

    nk (df76d4)

  5. Toldja replay has the ability to get it right and get human out of the equation…of course, I would not have minded the collective howls of “we wuz robbed!!” erupting from the NYC fans. But right is right.

    Nice swat by Ginobili. But this clip below in my opinion is the pinnacle of an oblivious critter being in the wrong place at the wrong time:

    “Fowl Ball!”

    political agnostic (704ae0)

  6. See, see. I need instant replay on html linking. The camera picked up a quotation mark that I, fallible human, did not insert. Try this do over:

    “Fowl Ball!”

    political agnostic (704ae0)

  7. Bud Selig must have a king-sized headache right now–a fantasy novelist couldn’t have constructed a more compelling sequence of events to compel the owners to massively expand the use of instant replay in the postseason (at least) than the horrible, easily fixable by replay, calls we’ve seen in this offseason. . .topped off by an instance of the current allowable usage of replay to overturn a clear mistaken call. Selig doesn’t want to go further with replay, but he’ll almost certainly have to.

    M. Scott Eiland (c552ec)

  8. The umpires are part of the game. Just like batters that fan out and pitchers that let a beanball get away. And fans that catch a foul ball that could have been an out.

    If you want instant replays, watch footbal with its instant replays. Baseball is a different game.

    nk (df76d4)

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