Umpire Jim Joyce called the runner safe!
There have been many blown calls in the history of baseball, but perhaps none more painful to watch than that one because of all that was on the line.
That is Exhibit A on why I like expanding the replay rule to give a manager up to three reviews a game.
But what I don't like is how this could very well make for longer games. While baseball is smart to utilize technology that wasn't around when Abner Doubleday or whoever it was invented our national pastime, the new replay system to be unveiled next season better operate quickly.
Right now, baseball games are too long. Way too long. It's the second reason (after gambling) why football has become the most watched spectator sport in America. A nine-inning baseball game typically was a two-hour affair before it became more commercialized and managers began treating every game like Game Seven of the World Series by using a relief "specialist" in every situation from the sixth inning on.
So bravo for baseball by moving into the 21st century with technology. But the system better work efficiently or it will do more harm than good.