CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 8: Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics is ejected from the game by umpire Angel Hernandez #55 for arguing a call during the ninth inning at Progressive Field on May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Athletics 4-3.
And they're the least-respected umpires in the game today. I think these guys need to be told it's OK to admit they made a mistake. Why does Joe Torre have to issue a statement saying that [Cleveland home run] call was wrong? Why hasn't Angel Hernandez issued a statement saying that call was wrong?
I don't know what kind of replay you had ... but you can't reverse a call unless there's 100 percent evidence.
By rule, the decision to reverse a call by use of instant replay is at the sole discretion of the crew chief ... In the opinion of Angel Hernandez, who was last night's crew chief, there was not clear and convincing evidence to overturn the decision on the field. It was a judgment call, and as such, it stands as final. Given what we saw, we recognize that an improper call was made.More quotes »
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