Saturday, May 1, 2021

April 2021 Call of the Month - John Libka's Out at 2B

 presents our Call of the Month for April 2021 and it features 2B Umpire John Libka officiating a stolen base attempt by Chicago's Kris Bryant at second base.

On April 22, 2021, Mets catcher James McCann attempted to throw out Cubs baserunner R1 Bryant attempting to steal second, ruled out by 2B Umpire Libka and affirmed after Replay Review as the result of a Cubs challenge.

Libka observes the play and communicates through his out mechanic that Bryant's foot popped off of the base with fielder Jeff McNeil keeping the tag on Bryant while the runner was not in contact with second base, a call that in the expanded replay era has become more commonly accepted and expected.


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