MLB Says They Got Rizzo Call Wrong

the league says interference should've been called on Cubs' Anthony Rizzo after sliding into Pirates catcher Elias Diaz

Eric Hagman
May 29, 2018 - 4:34 pm
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) slides into the leg of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz (32) causing a throwing error which allowed two runs to score during the eighth inning

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Major League Baseball has informed the Pirates and Cubs that the call on the field and the video review were both wrong.

Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo should have been called for interference for his slide into Pirates catcher Elias Diaz on Monday.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, “I’m glad we came to some conclusion and some closure on it.”

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said after Monday’s game it was a “perfect play” and told Chicago radio station 670 The Score before the announcement, "These people that are arguing against that, my god, my baseball sensibilities are absolutely being attacked there," Maddon said. "We are training fans and commentators and whomever to view good baseball as being bad or dirty baseball, which is really insane. So for me, it shouldn't even have been reviewable, that play.

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