Take a look at this play from a Mexican League Baseball game Tuesday between Laguna and Mexico:
Don’t be concerned if you can do nothing but stare blankly at the screen after watching that. Surely you’re not alone.
Here’s what you just saw.
Laguna hitter Jonathan Jones clearly took a full swing on a pitch thrown by Mexico’s Reinier Roibal. But somehow, home plate umpire Ulises Domínguez determined Jones checked his swing and called a ball.
Then, first base umpire Rodolfo Pastrana backed him up.
Numerous replays did nothing to explain how two men could blow a call so badly on the same play.