Dewayne Wise makes a diving catch in the stands?
Well, it appears that New York Yankees outfielder, Dewayne Wise, has broken onto the scene as one of the best actors of all time. He’s up there with Robert De Nero, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, and Marlon Brando. Don’t believe me? Check out this video from Tuesday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians…Wise dives into the stands while trying to catch a ball, obviously drops it, and convinces the umps he caught it by getting up with his glove clenched and jogging into the dugout. Unreal. Great job by the umps though…I guess baseball is going to an honor system now since they didn’t ask to see the ball.
Can we please get some more instant replay in baseball to eliminate these mistakes?
At least the 3rd base umpire, Mike DiMuro, owned up to his mistake. After the game he was quoted as saying “I went out on the ball and saw the ball into his glove in the stands. He disappeared into the stands and I believed that the ball was in his glove. Now that I see the tape it’s obvious that the ball fell out of his glove. In hindsight, I should have asked him to show me the ball.”