Jay’s Take: It’s ridiculous the Mets think there’s a chance in hell that this call will be overturned. I saw the play and the only way Wright was going to throw Upton out was to attempt a bare hand. Even if he fielded it cleanly there’s no guarantee that Wright would have thrown him out. The Mets are just embarrassing themselves by trying to give a pitcher another fraudulent no-hitter this season.
That’s right I said ANOTHER fraudulent no-hitter. The first was Johan Santana’s bogus no-hitter. Last time I checked when a ball lands so obviously on the foul line that you see puff of chalk it’s a fair ball. The Mets and their fans should be happy they were handed that no-hitter.
The Mets never cease to amaze me. Last year they pull Jose Reyes after one at-bat in the final game of 2011 to guarantee he becomes the first Mets player to win a batting title and now they’re challenging an infield hit so they can steal a no-hitter. As much as I found what Reyes did to be bush league, it wasn’t over the top. In this case, the Mets are just looking foolish as the call will never be overturned.
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