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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Ump Marsh's apology closes book on playoff

As Tom Gage reports, Randy Marsh apologized to Jim Leyland for missing that big call last October:

The apology is nice, but otherwise I don't see what's gained from the umpires acknowledging a call was missed. Calls are missed every single day during the season. Especially calls like that. Here's what I wrote when it happened:

My only problem with Randy Marsh was afterward he claimed he hadn't seen a replay. That just didn't seem credible to me. But he's seen it, and he's expressed his remorse for not doing his job perfectly. I never thought he deserved much blame for the Tigers not getting into the postseason, and now he doesn't deserve any blame for not admitting his error. Case closed.