Monday, April 14, 2014

Instant Replay System 3, Red Sox 2 In The Bronx

(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The eventual winning run in last night's 3-2 loss at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street came thanks to Bud Selig's brand spanking new Instant Replay System. An inning-ending double-play resulted in a instant replay reversal and a extra run for The Bronx Embalmers. We are now interpreting things like whether the ball was far enough into the glove of a fielder to justify an out call. This is preposterous. Can you say Pandora? While last night's call was egregious enough, manager John Farrell got tossed over frustration with the whole process—and particularly the Saturday missed tag call that MLB admitted they blew. The game itself was about as wacky as can be—with Felix Doubront pitching just bad enough to lose and the Red Sox continuing to leave men on base in key situations (8 last night). Mike Napoli [White House pronunciation: NA-POLE-EEE] went yard again, but the Red Sox still look feeble—and may be about to lose Dustin Pedroia for a long time.