October 1, 2023

Crimson Sox

“Oh my god. What are we doing?”

Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora argues with umpire Junior Valentine throughout Sunday’s recreation. Sarah Stier/Getty

With Sunday’s victory over the Yankees, the Crimson Sox swept their rivals and improved to a 66-58 file. However the victory didn’t come with out a controversial second.

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Crimson Sox reliever Nick Pivetta had New York’s Harrison Bader down 0-2, and appeared to strike him out with a 96-mph four-seamer down the center of the plate. 

However residence plate umpire Junior Valentine referred to as the pitch a ball, extending the at-bat and perplexing NESN analyst Lou Merloni.

“Oh my God,” Merloni stated after the pitch. “What are we doing?”

It seems as if everybody else concerned thought the identical factor. Pivetta, McGuire, and even Bader all started strolling off the sphere after the pitch. When Valentine declined to ring Bader up, Pivetta stood in surprised silence.

Many followers took to X, the platform previously referred to as Twitter, to precise their disagreement with the decision. One fan in contrast Valentine to a safety guard falling asleep throughout a theft. Others referred to as it the worst name they’ve ever seen.