Umpire errors a real embarrassment

Three incorrect calls in Game 4 point to the definite need to expand instant replay

Originally Published: October 20, 2009
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- This was the worst umpiring performance at an Angels game since Leslie Nielsen in "The Naked Gun."

First, Dale Scott called New York's Nick Swisher safe when he was most definitely out on a pickoff play at second base in the fourth inning. Then, a few minutes later, Tim McClelland ruled Swisher out for leaving third base too soon after a fly out when it appeared otherwise. Worse, McClelland blew an obvious call on what should have been a double play at third base in the ...

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