That’s all I need to know.
You know what call I’m talking about.Â (Video)
Third base umpire Alfonso Marquez emphatically ruled Michael Young out after touching fingertips with third base coach Dave Anderson.Â There’s no doubt in my mind they touched, so I won’t go into that any further.
Whether or not Marquez used to good judgment (it is a judgment call) in ruling Anderson physically assisted the runner is a 50/50 debate.Â I honestly don’t know if Anderson was trying to grab Young, and I honestly don’t care, because all I want to know is how did Marquez make such an emphatic call when he didn’t see the contact.
As you can clearly see, Marquez is not looking in the direction of Young and Anderson when they touched, yet the video shows him stepping into view calling Young out.Â He then made a shoving gesture to Young which I read as him saying the coach physically assisted.
I don’t know how he determined that himself.
Did another umpire gesture in his direction?Â Did someone yell?Â Did Marquez actually see something of the corner of his eye?Â Did he assume?
It’s just weird.Â How did he make the call it if he didn’t see it?