Earlier today, I linked to Jose Reyes mysteriously being called out on a triple in which he was clearly safe. However wrong, at least the umpire could claim that he thought the Mets shortstop’s hand came off the base. No such excuse exists for home plate umpire Derryl Cousins who called Chone Figgins out on this play at home plate. Surprisingly, the Seattle Mariners didn’t need the extra run as they went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 10-1.
Good thing MLB has no plans to implement video replay on safe/out calls.