Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Great Moments In Amazing Expanding Strike Zones

On Monday Night, the Rays were mounting a comeback in the top of the 9th inning when this 4th ball pitched to Ben Zobrist was errantly called a strike to end the game:

What made this call so bad was that it was the third called strike of a six pitch at bat where no single pitch even came close to the strike zone. Rays Manager, Joe Maddon said in his post game presser "That can't happen in a Major League Game." Unfortunately, the Rays had to beat the 26th man on the Roster and he's a ringer...

This prompted me to consider the MLB worst calls of all time. Here are a few of my favorite bad calls:

Welcome to Joe Maddon's "These Can't Happen in a Major League Game" Hall of Shame

Posada Cano both occupy third base, but only one is out!

In the ALCS 2009, Mike Napoli single handedly pulled off a double play by catching Cano and Posada at third base...or so he thought. The Yanks, as usual, get away with one!

Jerry Meals to the rescue! 

Who can forget this amazing use of the eyeballs??? Remember folks, he's SAFE! This gem ended a 19 inning marathon and left a black eye on the athletic efforts of both teams.

Bull Durham - The Cocksucking Call

I don't even care if it's on the big screen. This call just plain cock-sucks!

Add yours to the list in the comments below...

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