|Hall of Famer Vin Scully shows umps some love.|
While the umpires watched the replays, Scully heaped praise on baseball's arbiters. Some of the classic snippets of Scully's timeless storytelling include:
On the initial call of keeping the ball alive and in play: "The umpires had to call that in real-time...We can have the ability I think to slow it down and take a look...I mean, they had one fraction of a second."
On the decision to consult instant replay: "They're going to go and look at it, which is a smart idea. So that's a heads up play by the umpires. First you get the call correct. I think if Mike Redmond had a chance to look at it as we have, you could see the ball hitting the top of the fence but coming back."
On the call and process: "Now, isn't that great? And they didn't have all of this equipment, they just made the call. And they were absolutely 100% correct."
On the final ruling to affirm the original call, resulting in a double for Coghlan: "Here come the umpires. It's going to be a double, and rightly called. It wasn't a bad idea for Mike Redmond to go out and appeal, but that's all it did. It hit the top of the pad and came back into play."