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 Posted: Fri May 13th, 2022 05:05 pm
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KGB wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: Willie Mays - The catch

I thought about this one, but Mays is one of the greatest players ever and is remembered for so much more.  But the rules in this thread aren't clear, maybe it's just about famous plays.  

If that's the case, then you have to include George Brett and the pine tar incident.  

I didn't mean to imply that Mays career was defined by that play, but if a highlight is shown of Mays invaribly it will be The Catch. Brett is another great example, the one highlight of his career will be the explosion he had after he was tossed for the pine tar bat.



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BitterOldMan wrote: KGB wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: Willie Mays - The catch

I thought about this one, but Mays is one of the greatest players ever and is remembered for so much more.  But the rules in this thread aren't clear, maybe it's just about famous plays.  

If that's the case, then you have to include George Brett and the pine tar incident.  

I didn't mean to imply that Mays career was defined by that play, but if a highlight is shown of Mays invaribly it will be The Catch. Brett is another great example, the one highlight of his career will be the explosion he had after he was tossed for the pine tar bat.


Have there been any games since then in which a protest was upheld and the result of the game was reversed (although in this case it required playing the bottom of the ninth a few weeks later, during a scheduled off day)?  I can't imagine a league commissioner with the stones to pull that off now.  The lawyers would descend on the league like locusts.    



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KGB wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: KGB wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: Willie Mays - The catch

I thought about this one, but Mays is one of the greatest players ever and is remembered for so much more.  But the rules in this thread aren't clear, maybe it's just about famous plays.  

If that's the case, then you have to include George Brett and the pine tar incident.  

I didn't mean to imply that Mays career was defined by that play, but if a highlight is shown of Mays invaribly it will be The Catch. Brett is another great example, the one highlight of his career will be the explosion he had after he was tossed for the pine tar bat.


Have there been any games since then in which a protest was upheld and the result of the game was reversed (although in this case it required playing the bottom of the ninth a few weeks later, during a scheduled off day)?  I can't imagine a league commissioner with the stones to pull that off now.  The lawyers would descend on the league like locusts.   

Has nothing to do with lawyers, you can't sue over the result of a game.  It's all internal reviews.  But it hasn't happened since.



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I bet many lawyers would take a shot.  They'd back the losing team because they'd claim they lost revenue due to the loss.  They'd sue on behalf of the umpires, who would claim they had their dignity impugned and were no longer considered competent.  They'd sue on behalf of fans for whatever reason they could cook up.  Etc., etc.

When the pine tar game was replayed, Yankees fans sued the team in a Bronx court because they wanted to charge $2.50 to the fans to come watch the final 4+ outs.  The fans naturally argued that they'd already paid to see that game and were entitled to watch its conclusion without additional fees.  They won.  I can't imagine how ludicrous it would be 40 years later, with every ambulance chaser and shyster in the tri-State area lining up to represent the various aggrieved parties.  



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KGB wrote: They'd sue on behalf of the umpires, who would claim they had their dignity impugned and were no longer considered competent.   
Well for this one at least, the league would just be able to point to the introduction of instant replays and note it was indeed because they were no longer competent to make the right call enough of the time, and since they continued to take employment from MLB inherently knowing this, other questions about their competency must be allowed as "fair".



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Good point.  



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