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jwestfall
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Martin Maldonado literially hit the cover off the ball. Watch this video. What is your call

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/martin-maldonado-hit-t...

baseballguy31
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Cover off the Ball

I'm no expert but if the ball cover came off, it must mean there's a good omen coming from it.

The call...No idea! Maybe no call and start the count again? Automatic safe on 1st? Session still in play on field and see if the ball is caught on 1st or not?

Patrick

Manuel Provedor
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Cover off Ball

Well, there is always a first!. Never seen that one before, it's a tough call, but, to be fair to both teams, and since there is nothing in the rule book about hitting "the cover off the baseball", my call is "NO CALL". Ball unplayable, and have the batter takes his place in the batter's box again, and start the count again. "PLAY BALL".
Manuel Provedor

baseballguy31
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This video has an

This video has an controversial call. What do you think the proper call should be?
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/ana/angels-mike-scioscia-tossed-after-replay-takes-away-mike-trout-homer?ymd=20140609&content_id=79046908&vkey=news_ana

Patrick W. 

jwestfall
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You Make The Call

The play stands until all action is complete.   Then call time and replace the ball

baseballguy31
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Call

Another interesting call. Has this happened often?
http://m.mlb.com/video/v33961055/texlaa-calhoun-safe-at-home-after-review-in-the-1st

On a side note, I like how the Umpire kept a few words to a minimum and maintained his professionalism. 

Manuel Provedor
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Video & Proper Call

Patrick: What is the video you are referring to; I sure would like to see it. What's the name and where do I get it. I sure like to know about the proper call on this controversial play. Thanks for the information.
Manuel Provedor

baseballguy31
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call on home

http://m.mlb.com/video/v33961055/texlaa-calhoun-safe-at-home-after-revie...
the website is usually at the MLB website. 

The link above is the call I was referring to at the home plate. The argument was that the runner did not have any path to get home (catcher blocking the entire plate) and the runner was forced to go to the middle because he had nowhere else to go. Coach argued that the runner did not have a path to go through and went to review and was given the call. It was interesting how the play unfolded by a wild throw back to home. 
I hope that helps.
Patrick W. 

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