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Athletics decide not to protest controversial call in loss to Angels
Athletics decide not to protest controversial call in loss to Angels

The Oakland Athletics decided not to file a formal protest of a controversial obstruction call in the ninth inning of Thursday night’s game in Angel Stadium, meaning the Angels’ 4-3, 10-inning victory will stand. General Manager Billy Beane, assistant GM David Forst and Manager Bob Melvin spoke Friday morning, and the team agreed that as a judgment call, obstruction can’t be protested. Only an incorrect application of the rules can be protested. “After further consideration, as well as conversations with the commissioner’s office, the A’s have decided to drop the protest from last night’s game,” the team said in a statement. “We...

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