With some controversy at the World Series this week, I called up 32-year veteran major league baseball umpire Dave Phillips to explain what happened and why on my America Weekend show. We discussed:

  • An ump’s blown call at second base that was later reversed by his colleagues;
  • Whether an ump is obligated to point out a mistake in the interest of getting it right;
  • Whether Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester might have had something illegal in his glove (and what the umpires could have done about it);
  • What he thinks of the new instant replay rules being formulated for next year.

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