As the end of the regular season approaches and umpiring crews prepare for the post season, on close calls at any base, you would hope that the umpires would be getting better, not worse. Let's hope the umpires in last night's A's Angels game don't make the post-season cut, because there were some controversial calls for sure. In the game, there were two blatantly missed calls that cost the A's four runs. One run was erased and three runs scored on a three run home-run by Juan Rivera. To make matters worse for the A's, they were facing one of the pitchers that usually has success against them in John Lackey; so the A's didn't need the men in blue making such ridiculous calls. In the first inning, the Angels were able to score three runs on only one hit. Adam Kennedy allowed Chone Figgins ...
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