Torii Hunter's three-run big fly on Thursday night pleased a lot of people. The Anaheim Angel fansùno disrespect intended, but the team simply is NOT anywhere close to Los Angelesùin attendance were audibly ecstatic. Hunter's teammates were obviously thrilled. And the center fielder himself was all kinds of pumped up. Nevertheless, the happiest soul should be C.B. Bucknor. The three-run bomb and carnage that ensued will deflect a considerable amount of heat that rightfully should be directed at the umpire. Had the pitcher's duel between John Lackey and Jon Lester not become a one-sided romp, many more words would be devoted to Bucknor's inexplicable judgment on two "close" calls involving Howie Kendrick at first base. Luckily for the Jamaican-born blue, neither blunder figured in the sco ...
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