Tony Wolters Stole Home on a Throw Back to the Pitcher, But Then They Overturned It, Which is Horse Plop

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Tony Wolters Stole Home on a Throw Back to the Pitcher, But Then They Overturned It, Which is Horse Plop

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How are you gonna overturn it when a back-up catcher steals home on a throw back to the pitcher?! GIVE US SOMETHING.

First and foremost, I have no idea what Tony Wolters was thinking here. He did not time it well. He did not have a great lead. He was not even close to being safe. But then he busted out a tricky slide and got himself in there safe, at least seemingly:

Absolutely insane play. But then it was reviewed, and overturned. Maybe there were views in New York that we didn’t have, but there was absolutely nothing on the broadcast to show you, definitively, that Wolters was tagged before his foot clipped the plate. And remember, that’s the standard: it’s not a fresh review. The call on the field is supposed to stand UNLESS you can find CLEAR AND CONVINCING evidence that it was wrong.

Just ridiculous to overturn that – or at least I’ll say it until someone shows me a better angle. Also, weren’t the replay officials aware that touching home plate is optional this year?



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.