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 Post subject: Adam LaRoche makes history
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 4:06 am 
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Not a real great piece of history but its history. I didn't even realize this until i heard it on ESPN tonight.
Adam LaRoche's double that was originally called a homerun was the first homerun call to be overturned in baseball history.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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Here is the story from ESPN.com: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4165463

I thought that the HR reviews/decisions were conducted in New York at a central "clearing house." This article implies otherwise and suggests that the umpiring crew in Pittsburgh reviewed videotape and made the decision.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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Colin21 wrote:
Not a real great piece of history but its history. I didn't even realize this until i heard it on ESPN tonight.
Adam LaRoche's double that was originally called a homerun was the first homerun call to be overturned in baseball history.


I don't think this is correct. Maybe "the first using video replay" would be more accurate.
Lots of previous occasions when calls have been overturned on discussion.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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Bertie wrote:
I don't think this is correct. Maybe "the first using video replay" would be more accurate.
Lots of previous occasions when calls have been overturned on discussion.


Correct. Who can forget "The Pine Tar" incident and George Brett losing his mind...still one of my favorite pieces of video to watch.


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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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PirateParrot wrote:
Bertie wrote:
I don't think this is correct. Maybe "the first using video replay" would be more accurate.
Lots of previous occasions when calls have been overturned on discussion.


Correct. Who can forget "The Pine Tar" incident and George Brett losing his mind...still one of my favorite pieces of video to watch.


http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/vid ... oryid=null

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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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LaRoche's HR was the first HR call in the history of MLB to be reversed using video replay. As noted in the ESPN article linked above, there were two reversals last year but both involved calls that were originally ruled to be "non-homers" and reversed to become home runs. LaRoche has the distinction of being the first player to have a HR overturned by video replay and Russ Gload became the second player merely hours later. Fortunately for the Bucs, LaRoche got a double out of it; Gload ended up striking out.

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nad69dan wrote:
PirateParrot wrote:
Bertie wrote:
I don't think this is correct. Maybe "the first using video replay" would be more accurate.
Lots of previous occasions when calls have been overturned on discussion.


Correct. Who can forget "The Pine Tar" incident and George Brett losing his mind...still one of my favorite pieces of video to watch.


http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/vid ... oryid=null



The Pine Tar incident sucked because the call went in favor of the Yankees.

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Rod Serling wrote:
The Pine Tar incident sucked because the call went in favor of the Yankees.


Yea, that was a downside. Brett was my favorite non-Pirate during that era. Every time I see that video I still think he would have strangled McClelland had others not caught him!


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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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Bertie wrote:
Colin21 wrote:
Not a real great piece of history but its history. I didn't even realize this until i heard it on ESPN tonight.
Adam LaRoche's double that was originally called a homerun was the first homerun call to be overturned in baseball history.


I don't think this is correct. Maybe "the first using video replay" would be more accurate.
Lots of previous occasions when calls have been overturned on discussion.


Yeah i meant by video replay. There was also another homerun taken back later in the night last night from Ross Gload for the Marlins. Last year, Carlos Pena and Bengie Molina were the 2 that were given homeruns.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam LaRoche makes history
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Colin21 wrote:
Bertie wrote:
Colin21 wrote:
Not a real great piece of history but its history. I didn't even realize this until i heard it on ESPN tonight.
Adam LaRoche's double that was originally called a homerun was the first homerun call to be overturned in baseball history.


I don't think this is correct. Maybe "the first using video replay" would be more accurate.
Lots of previous occasions when calls have been overturned on discussion.


Yeah i meant by video replay. There was also another homerun taken back later in the night last night from Ross Gload for the Marlins. Last year, Carlos Pena and Bengie Molina were the 2 that were given homeruns.

Gload finally hit one today.


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