Tuesday August 25,2009
In a year that has been littered with an unusually large number of blown calls by the officials, Rick Reed, the 3rd base umpire in today's game between the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field blew another obvious one.
A fan reached into the field and interfered with Kevin Kouzmanoff catching a foul ball. The umpire made no call on a play that was so obvious to everyone with better than 20/200 vision that mild mannered Padres manager Bud Black actually came onto the field to argue the play.
The good news is that the play did not contribute to a run being scored and thus didn't affect the result of the game as so many blown calls have.