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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Pete Kozma
No need for instant replay. The umpires overturned this blown call on their own.
Carlos Beltran reached over the bullpen wall to deprive David Ortiz of a second-inning grand slam, then rubbed his right side in pain. He soon left the game and the ballpark, headed to the hospital for X-rays.
Nearly a decade ago, the Boston Red Sox reversed The Curse. Now they're even getting key calls turned around in the World Series, leaving them on the verge of an opening Fenway Park sweep for the third time in 10 seasons.
Just think how much we like to watch wild arguments in baseball, when a manager flaps his arms, throws his hat and hollers nose-to-nose at the umpire while the spit flies.
The scene in the visitors' clubhouse early Saturday morning was what could have been for the Washington Nationals.
Andrelton Simmons lifted a pop fly into shallow left field. Not a hard-hit ball, by any means, but at least 50 feet beyond the infield.
Pete Kozma, called up earlier in the day after utilityman Nick Punto was placed on the 15-day disabled list, hit an RBI double in his first career at-bat to put the Cardinals up 5-0.
"I was under it," Kozma said. "I should have made the play. I took my eyes off it."