Dodgers News: MLB Admits The Replay Review Call Was Incorrect

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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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.


  1. How do you mess up a reply call? You have multiple angles, high definition cameras and the ability to break the motion to 30 frames per secon. Is someone in New York watching these replays on an old 3 inch black and white analog TV? We have the technology, get it right.

    This isn’t the Zapruder film.

    1. I forgot where I read it, but I think the Dodgers were alluding to the fact that there’s some kind of “gaming” (I use that term very loosely because I can’t think of a better one atm) going on. Umpires get graded based on the number of calls they get right… and the calls they get wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone in NY was like “Oh, that’s my homie at third base tonight. Official call is an out? Lets confirm!”

    1. MLB won’t do what they should…… and treat it as a suspended game with Kendrick on first and A Gone at the plate.

  2. This is something that is really beginning to bug me also. I have noticed that our plays are getting overturned more than they logically should. It wouldn’t surprise me that some shenigans are going on to benefit other teams that are playing us. I mean millions of us saw this specfic play and it was quite obvious the player should have had the base. When this occurs on a consistent basis like it has been, you just have to wonder what is really going on.

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