In the seventh inning of the
Here is what happened in the interim:
Bochy and second base umpire Marty Foster chatted, rather amiably by all appearances, until Bochy got the signal to challenge the play. At that point, the umpires walked toward the Dodgers dugout as a technician brought out a pair of headphones. Ultimately, after review at baseball's replay headquarters in New York, the call was overturned.
If the point is to get the call right -- rather than to impose a strategical dimension by forcing a manager to determine when to use his challenge -- then MLB could station a fifth umpire in a replay booth. The review of any questionable call would commence immediately, rather than wait for a staged slow-motion argument between a manager and an umpire.
"If you’re talking about somebody in the booth, you have to have one guy looking at every play," Torre said Friday at