A runner slides into second base. A call is made. The runner is punched out, but in all actuality, he is safe. The inning is over, the rally ends. The manager sprints out to argue, incensed and adamant that the umpire blew the call. He did… but what’s the point, really?
Before we continue, please do not mistake this as another plea for instant replay. Sensible baseball fans understand replay will come in due time, or in other words, once Bud Selig retires.