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Friday, October 31, 2014

Asdrubal Cabrera’s Controversial Home Run Hits Fan in Leg, Leaves Seams Mark

There was a brief delay during the 8th inning of the Red Sox-Indians game Monday night after a controversial hit by Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera whacked a ball down the right field line that hit an object and bounced back into play. The ball bounced back with so much velocity the umpires and announcers thought it hit the wall. Cabrera and the Indians said that the ball had gone out of the park and bounced back.

The umpires decided to review the hit on instant replay. Turns out all the evidence they needed was a look at the above fan’s knee because the ball left seam marks:

Cabrera was rightfully awarded a two-run home run to give the Indians a 7-5 lead. They ended up winning 9-6 with Cabrera driving in five of their runs. Too bad all balls don’t leave permanent marks otherwise there would be no need for instant replay (and better yet umpires).



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