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Scioscia said he’s under the impression that umpires have the discretion to review any play – even in the first six innings – without charging a team with a challenge, but Davis said they can only do that to review rule 7.13 or boundary calls for home runs.
For now, it’s all a little messy.
“It’s interesting because everybody seems to have a different take,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Mike was interpreting it one way. Then, listening to the umpires, they seem to be interpreting it another way. It’s going to be a little crazy at first, especially that play at home.”
In the bottom of the first inning, Angels outfielder Mike Trout hit a sinking liner that Dodgers centerfielder Yasiel Puig missed with a diving attempt.
"Just not the right play," Mattingly said of Puig's dive.
The real culprit here is the third base coach. WTF is he doing sending Trout home on a play that will be that close in a Spring Training game?
a manager should keep the bulk of his criticism between himself and the player
Has any manager ever publicly criticized his best player as often as Mattingly has done it to Puig over the past year?
Managers think the rules say something they don't, umpires think rules don't say what they don't say. Who is right? YOU DECIDE.
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