Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and replay review have not exactly gotten along this season.
Mattingly has been very vocal on his issues with reviewing plays during the game. He believes that the group in New York should not know the ruling when reviewing a play. The play should be reviewed on its’ own and not be compared to the original call.
On Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, Mattingly was ejected after Howie Kendrick was called out on a sinking liner to right field that seemed to bounce before Giancarlo Stanton got it. The play was called out and after review, was confirmed out.
Before Thursday’s game against the Colorado Rockies, Mattingly said that the league admitted they were wrong. “We got a call today that they officially said that they messed that one up. They just missed it,” said the Dodger manager.
While the runner on base could have changed the dynamic of the inning, it’s easy to point out that it ultimately cost the Dodgers a run because Alex Guerrero hit a triple later in the inning. The Dodgers went on to lose the game, 5-4.
The 54-year-old manager said he will likely still be fined, even though he was right. In a much calmer state, he added,”The thing that we’ve talked about is that there is still going to be kinks and things like that. I’m sure it’ll keep getting better.”
While Mattingly declared he was “over replay” and getting angry about it, the Dodgers have been victim to some questionable replay reviews this season. On the year, Mattingly has challenged a call eight times and only twice has the play been overturned.
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