(AP Photo/Kathy Willens. Mets manager Jerry Manuel discretely hands over the cash to home plate umpire Sam Holbrook.)
"Well, something has to be done, because this was supposed to be to help make the right call, help the umpires, and it's supposed to be a clear-cut home run. If it is so inconclusive like the last couple of days, the call shouldn't be changed. Like today, they either need to get better feeds, more feeds, or something. I am not a geometry expert, but that [Subway sign] hangs over the warning track, the upper deck. And there's no explanation for that ball hitting the upper deck, coming down, and then bouncing forward [to] the Modell's sign." (Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 5/28/2009)
Mets 7, Nationals 4: *sigh* Screwed over by instant replay, again.
Manny Acta is not a geometry expert; still sitting on his hands this morning.
What would surprise you more: To see Manny Acta show some cojones and argue a blown call, or to see a call go the Nationals way?
We may never know; I am not a geometry expert, but by our calculations Mr. Met is just a three-game-sweep-in-Philly away from being shit-canned. Silent Stan Kasten, unavailable for comment.
Mike MacDougal is coming to save the season! Give him a few weeks, and he'll make Nats fans pine for the days of Daniel Cabrera.
"It's just, what else can happen to us?" Adam Dunn said. "It's just kind of piling on. Again, to me that is the last thing I'm worried about, some guy saying whatever he said about us."