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Where Is Ron Luciano When We Need Him?

August 09, 1986

In my 30-plus years of watching baseball games on TV and at the ballparks I have never seen umpires miss as many easy calls as I have seen this year.

They seem to be taking a cue from Don Denkinger, who made himself a household name by making easily the worst call in the World Series history last year, costing the St. Louis Cardinals a world championship.

The latest colossal call comes from Drew Coble who, while standing on top of the play, could not see Bob Boone of the Angels miss Bill Buckner of the Red Sox by a foot on a play at home plate on July 26.

If the umpires keep making calls like these they will ruin the game for the fans and the players. Ron Luciano, where are you when we need you?

EDDIE HURT

South Gate

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