Move over Jim Joyce, there’s a new goat in town. After more than six-and-a-half hours of baseball, the Pirates saw the game drop into the loss column thanks to what may be the worst call in the history of the game. Jerry Meals blew the call in the 19th inning. All the details are here in a great article on Yahoo by Jeff Passan. Here is a clearer video, not that you need it. Our old friend Julio Lugo was out by a mile.
We’ve seen the use of instant replay in other sports, and in limited use in baseball. What are your thoughts on the expanded use to avoid disasters like this?