April 4, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon (70) comes out to argue the call with the umpire of third baseman Evan Longoria (not pictured) was out after he singled during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Game 7: Blown Call Heard ‘Round the World Leaves Rays Infuriated


You can watch it for the next six hours- you’ll never have the slightest idea how this could possibly be a strike.

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The NCAA National Basketball Championship Game was coming right down to the wire. And of course, these are the Rays we’re talking about here! But it didn’t matter. It was the worst call to end a game that anyone had ever seen. Joe Maddon summed it up best in a tweet that will undoubtedly get him fined.

Evan Longoria was going to be coming to the plate with the tying run at second base. Instead, the Rays lost, just like that, in a fashion that left everyone wondering how in the world a call like that could possibly happen. You can keep glaring at that GIF trying to make sense of what umpire Marty Foster was possibly thinking, but you’ll never understand. How can something like this happen?

The actual recap is here.

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