Mike Trout made an uncharacteristic move into baseball controversy on Friday night by retweeting two opinions on the umpires’ decision not to overturn a close play in San Francisco. In the play in question Kole Calhoun appeared to beat out a force play at second base. He was called out on the field and replay decided there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the call. The play came at a high leverage moment in the game.
The first tweet came from MLB reporter Alden Gonzalez:
More Smith: "They're worried about strings on a glove, but we have a replay that shows Kole is safe and you can't get that right."Robbed by Replay
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) May 2, 2015
The second came from his dad:
Just saw the Calhoun replay. How does New York miss that call?
— Jeffrey Trout (@JeffreyTrout) May 2, 2015
You can see the play for yourself here. What do you think, was he safe?
One last GIF of it. pic.twitter.com/vs16dJoBLn
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) May 2, 2015