“There’s a fine line between clever and stupid…”
And there’s a fine line between a hero and a failure….
With the count 2/2, Hector Sanchez let a ball pass by that was very likely a strike. He must have been fooled on the pitch—I don’t know how you let a pitch like that go by when you’re down to your last strike; the last out of the game, in fact.
But the ump called it a ball and Hector blasts the next pitch out of the park for a 4-3 win. The Nats lose, their clubhouse is a morgue, the Giants win and the flight home is happy and fun.
It’s a trip to me how fortunes could change so quickly, affecting so many people, with something as slight as an umpire calling a strike a ball……..
And the ironic thing is that the pitch he hit out was probably a ball, not a strike…….