According to multiple reports, Sandy Alderson was cursing and outraged in the clubhouse after Friday night’s loss to the Marlins, which featured two controversial plays at home plate.
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However, in the eighth inning, Ozuna threw out David Wright at home, who was out by a few yards. However, Terry Collins challenged the play, saying Saltalamacchia had not provided a required lane for Wright to slide. The call was not over-ruled.
Alderson is chairman of the committee that helped create the blocking-the-plate rule enacted by Major League Baseball this season.
“I can’t really comment on the plays tonight because it would compromise my league-wide position as chairman of the playing-rules committee,” Alderson said. However, “I do have a couple of thoughts as general manager of the Mets that I can’t really share tonight,” he said with a hint of sarcasm.
Collins acknowledged that in previous seasons, Wright would have been out by a mile.
“Yeah, he was out, the replay showed he was out,” Collins said. “But, rules are rules, that’s why once in a while you’ve got to go challenge them. … You don’t ever get an explanation of what they saw or why they ruled it and the umpires are as confused as anybody. As I told them, ‘We’ve had two of those plays reversed and now how come we’re not reversing them?’ And they had no explanation. They just said it’s a constant discussion with them, too.”