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Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox argues an obstruction call with home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth #32 in the ninth inning as Koji Uehara #19 and Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox look on against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 3 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallas: Obstruction Call Was Correct, But Should The Run Have Counted?

After a complete review of MLB Rule 7 and the obstruction definition under Rule 2, some interesting things have come to light. Also, further review of the play also adds an interesting dimension.

10/28/2013

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Rare World Series Obstruction Call Captures Nationwide Attention

Allen Craig’s wild trip over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks likely made for the most crazy, chaotic October finish of all-time.

10/27/2013

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Nova Snaps Winless Drought, Yankees Defeat Jays 5-2

Ivan Nova snapped a five game winless streak as the Yankees took their winning streak to 4 games by defeated the Blue Jays, 5-2 on Saturday.

08/11/2012

Joe Girardi (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images), challenge flag (credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Palladino: Come On Girardi, There’s No Flag-Throwing In Baseball!

Joe Girardi theorized if a manager’s got a beef, he could throw a little challenge flag. Oh, brother. It’s as laughable as using lasers to call balls and strikes, and don’t think that hasn’t been suggested before.

06/19/2012

Julio Lugo #28 of the Atlanta Braves scores the game-winning run in the 19th inning against Michael McKenry #55 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field on July 26, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Kallas: The Latest Exhibit For Instant Replay

Baseball long ago opened the door to replay when it allowed reviews of whether a ball is a home run, including whether it is fair or foul. So it’s not a big leap to allow replay of, oh, I don’t know, PLAYS THAT DECIDE GAMES, like this one.

WFAN–07/27/2011

Head coach Steve Lavin coaches his player Justin Brownlee #32 of the St.Johns Red Storm against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallas Remarks: It’s Time To Challenge The Refs

By now you have probably seen the play a dozen times. Justin Brownlee of St. John’s picks up the loose ball, up two, with a few seconds left in the game and steps out of bounds. But there’s a much bigger issue to be looked at here.

WFAN–03/11/2011