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Ron Kulpa's name now notorious

With one blown call in the fourth inning, ump makes the wrong kind of history

Updated: October 23, 2011, 9:34 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- In the 1985 World Series, umpire Don Denkinger blew a call and paid the price for an entire winter as the target of abuse from outraged St. Louis Cardinals fans. He received angry letters, death threats and abusive phone calls from those folks who were mad enough and determined enough to track down his home number.

When Ron Kulpa erred in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday, the reaction was widespread and instantaneous: Tweeters came out en masse with the inevitable ...

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