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Did he touch him? I can't tell from the phone. A lot of times we get fooled by the motion of the catcher, but considering the speed of the play I don't see a reason why he would miss.
 

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That is seriously one of the worst calls I've ever seen. And it is one of the very few where you can say it 100% directly changed the result of the game. I really hope it doesn't end up impacting the final standings for either team.
 

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Be that as it is, mistakes are made unintentionally. And if it changes the result of the game, the only thing you can do is consider human error part of the game. If this wasn't true, baseball or any sport for that matter would be officiated by robots.

Napolean, that was very, how do I say this politically correctly, ----mature of you to do what you did. Thanks for being a good mod.
 

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Be that as it is, mistakes are made unintentionally. And if it changes the result of the game, the only thing you can do is consider human error part of the game. If this wasn't true, baseball or any sport for that matter would be officiated by robots.

Napolean, that was very, how do I say this politically correctly, ----mature of you to do what you did. Thanks for being a good mod.
At least spell my name correctly. ;)
 

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I would hate to see that on game 7 of the world series. you work your butt off all year long and then see everything vanish only because the umpire had too much to drink the night before.
 
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Referee mistakes led our arch enemy team in soccer to win the league and left us in second place. However, "mistakes" against us were way too many throughout the season while they were "mistakes" FOR our opponents throughout the season. Kind of seems planned and intentional, like almost every year.
 

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Intentionally calling a game the wrong way is a whole different topic entirely. Honost bad calls are nothing more than human error and if soccer for example is 99% skill and 1% luck (Luck being that your ref doesn't make a game chaning bad call or calls), then thats 1% of the game that can cost you a lot - hard work or now. It doesn't mean anyone likes to see a team lose or win due to these mistakes - but when they happen - you have to take them in stride.
 

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No replay in baseball, please. I enjoy the pace of the game as it is. I agree that human error is just a part of the game.
I think slow games like baseball and football lend themselves to the use of replay. It's a lot tougher to make a case for it in faster, more flowing sports like soccer and rugby.

It is maybe over-used by now in the NFL but I'd like to see it used for plays at the plate like this.
 
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I wish FIFA would bring back the use of replays by referees. I believe it would bring a little bit of equality into the sport. My team has been a target of false-calls for years now and it's really depressing for us as fans.
 

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I wish FIFA would bring back the use of replays by referees. I believe it would bring a little bit of equality into the sport. My team has been a target of false-calls for years now and it's really depressing for us as fans.
In soccer is different tarek, there at least we know it's all corruption.