The Other Side of the Joe West Interference Call Debate

Posted by Frank Klose

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Steve Berthiaume of ESPN  has a different take on the Joe West interference call.  In a nut shell, once instant replay is opened to see if a ball is a home run, that opens up all possibilities.

Berthiaume tweeted:

Former MLB ump Jim McKean tells me: on that play, umps CAN use replay to determine if ball was a home run.   Once umps see play, they CAN use judgement call to determine fan interference, which is then NOT subject to protest… They review to determine if HR/2B call was correct. From there, its ump judgement call.

Well, that's one former umpire's take…

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