During Thursday night's American League Division Series game between the Anaheim Angels and Boston Red Sox, first base umpire C.B. Bucknor had an absolutely horrendous evening. He mangled two obscenely easy calls at the bag, calls that had no business being missed and resulted in erroneous baserunners for the Halos. Luckily for Bucknor, neither gaffe materially affected the outcome. On Friday night, the Baseball Gods were not so merciful. The Minnesota Twins were reeling in the wake of an uncustomary meltdown by Joe Nathan. One of the most reliable closers in Major League Baseballùright up there with Mariano Rivera and Jonathan Papelbonùallowed the New York Yankees to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth courtesy of Alex Rodriguez' potentially legacy-altering two-run bomb. In the nano ...
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