"I have no idea what replay they saw?"- Tom Hamilton
When the announcer for the opposing team says their team benefited from a bad call, then you know it was a bad call. And yes Tom Hamilton also said he wasn't surprised that Angel Hernandez made that call.
Now this morning I heard ESPN reporter Jayson Stark say that Hernandez and the other umpires do not see the same replay as we see on TV. You know how when NFL and NBA refs review a play they use the TV stations feed their at the stadium or arena? Well according to Stark, MLB umpires use the replay coming from a feed in New York. Which if true, is probably the most baseball thing ever. Of course they can't even get what limited amount of replay they have correct.
I have another theory though. On Monday night Jarrod Parker drilled Mark Reynolds with a pitch. This was after Parker gave up back-to-back home runs. So Hernandez issued a warning. As you can imagine this didn't sit well with either team. Later on in the game after Parker was removed you could see Hernandez trying to goad A's manager Bob Melvin into a argument. He was actually chirping at Melvin while he was at the mound to make the change. Melvin to his credit didn't take the bait. What I'm trying to say is I believe Hernandez purposely called that play above in the video a double to goad Melvin into another argument. Now before you say, "Keith put down the tinfoil hat", would it really surprise you if this was the case? I mean we are talking about Angel Hernandez here.
Since Selig is gutless, remember he didn't make the Tigers and Twins replay over to get the Armando Galarraga play correct, I doubt baseball will do anything about this except pretend it never happened and hope everything blows over.