Don't get it twisted: We've seen plenty of bad calls during Major League Baseball games over the years. Since MLB continues to refuse to put some type of instant replay system into place, umpires are constantly being forced to make tough, split-second decisions and then stick with them when managers come out to argue. But, this is truly terrible.
During last night's Yankees/Indians game, Yanks left fielder Dewayne Wise attempted to make a catch that required him to dive into the stands at Yankee Stadium. He made a great effort to do so but, ultimately, he dropped the ball and a fan picked it up and actually held it up for everyone to see. But, third base umpire Mike DiMuro ruled that Wise had caught the ball and signaled the third out of the inning—without asking Wise to show him the ball.
"I went out on the ball and saw the ball into his glove in the stands," DiMuro said after the game. "He disappeared into the stands and I believed that the ball was in his glove. In hindsight, I should have asked him to show me the ball since he fell into the stands and out of my line of vision."
Uh, ya think? Take a look for yourself. Worst MLB call ever?
[via Sporting News]