ST. LOUIS — Let's make this very clear: What happened in Chicago on Wednesday night shouldn't have happened and should never happen again.
It was a black mark for baseball.
The game between the White Sox and Los Angeles Angels was too important for it to turn on a controversial call by home-plate umpire Doug Eddings.
Eddings had to let Angels catcher Josh Paul know whether the ball was caught — or trapped. That's the umpire's responsibility.
Eddings signaled a strikeout — it looked like an out call — in the controversial ruling that will have baseball graybeards talking for years. He says he did not shout, "No catch!" He should have.
Thanks for your support Hal!
But seriously, have you and Mr. Met ever been in the same room at the same time?