Cardinals’ playoff effort gets a boost when umpires refuse to review controversial game-winning play
At the very least, the Cardinals should not have beaten the
So rather than scoring the game-winning run from first base,
But that didn’t happen.
According to the league’s replay rules, a team has 10 seconds to decide if it’s going to call for the replay of a game-ending play.
"In this situation, Bryan Price did not come up on the top step [of the dugout]," crew chief Bill Miller said afterward. "We stayed there. I waited for my partners to come off the field. I looked into the dugout, the Cincinnati dugout, and Bryan Price made no eye contact with me whatsoever and then, after 30 seconds, he finally realized. Somebody must have told him what had happened, and we were walking off the field."
Price said: "It's a terrible rule. I mean, that's ridiculous."
In that atmosphere, Price said, it was impossible for the video review crew to alert the dugout of the need to challenge the play in time. “Because of the crowd noise, we couldn't hear the phone ring,” he said. “There was no siren or blinking light to let you know.”
He added: “The
Members of the Giants, however, seemed pretty calm when talking about the situation. Manager
San Francisco outfielder