Controversial End to a Great Game

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If you watched Game 2 of the Sox/Angels playoff last night, you were no doubt stunned by the controversial and confusing end of the game. If not, read about it in the Sun-Times.

Personally, i think the ump made a terrible call, and while I’ll take the win, it’s a shitty way to win a playoff game.

Your thoughts?

9 Comments so far

  1. SAP (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 9:17 am

    Is it bad? Yep.

    But I’ll take it. Cuz that was “winning ugly”.

  2. Taj (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 11:13 am

    Bad call, yep.

    Was AJ smart enough to see it and take advantage of it, yep.

    So I’ll take that win.

  3. Lauren (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 11:24 am

    I totally agree that it sucks that the game was pretty much won on a technicallity, but the weight was totally on the catcher. It is remedial baseball to know that you should tag the batter to be safe. Even if you are 100% sure it was a clean catch, if that ball was anywhere near the ground – you tag. Better to be safe than sorry. And man is that guy sorry.

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 11:37 am

    The debate is on at our LA sister site:

    Let ’em know whatcha think, Sox fans!

  5. steven (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 3:06 pm

    No such thing as a shitty way to win a ballgame when you’ve played over 162 games in the past 5 months and you’re |-| close to the World Series. A win is a win!

  6. nikkos (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 3:08 pm

    Well, a win is a win unless it has an asterisk next to it.

    I guess my feeling is that since the Sox have come so far, I hate for their victory to be tarnished by controversy- I’d like to see em win it flat out, hands down.

  7. Khyle (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

    A win is a win is a win is a win.

    The ball changed directions, it hit the ground. Even if it didn’t the Paul didn’t look at the Ump (meaning his ‘mechanic’ is irrelevant).

    AJ played ‘through the whistle’ (to borrow a football cliche). Paul didn’t.

    The Angels did not stop Ozuna from stealing. The Angels pitcher threw an awful 0-2 pitch to Crede.

    The White Sox earned the win on the field, the Angels’ lost it on the field.

    Was it an odd play? Sure. But the Angels had all kinds of chances to stop that run from scoring. That’s the bottom line.

  8. Khyle (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 4:19 pm

    Oh, and there will be no * next to this win. The Angels lost the game on the field.

  9. steven (unregistered) on October 13th, 2005 @ 7:36 pm

    yeah, this isn’t one of maris’ records…no * here.

    the angels’ manager put it something like this: “we didn’t play well enough the rest of the game to absorb something like this.” they score a couple of more runs before the 9th and we’re not talking about this.

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