that was a travesty....any idiot knows that if it is even close the pitcher gets the benefit of a close call....this wasn't even close!.....another case for instant replay.
at least milt pappas still got the no-hitter after his perfect game was denied due to a poor ball/strike call by the home plate umpire. it's too bad there is nothing that will be done about this.
Absolutely pissed off, as I'm sure you are.
Greg - Per the league rules, ties go to the runner, not the defense. Though, in this case, I think that rule would have been bent.At least Jim was a big enough guy to stand up and not be afraid to admit his mistake.Other umps sure could learn from him.