Bonifacio: Safe or Out?

MetsToday loyal reader, commenter, and photographer Gary Sparber caught a great shot of the “out” call on Emilio Bonifacio in the fifth inning of last night’s game:

Hmm … if I’m Bonifacio, I want a “do over”. Well done, Gary!

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. murph July 19, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Out by a mile! That is Harris flipping the ball back to the pitcher.
  2. Walnutz15 July 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    The quality of Major League umpires has really gone down the tubes.
  3. This Justin July 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Hi all. I have been a loyal, daily reader for over a year now, and this is my first time commenting. Joe, you do a great job, and I look forward to reading your insights on the game I love.

    It certainly seems that umpires today miss many more calls then they used to.

    How much of this is due to new technology, such as the “freeze cam,” many new viewing angles, and archiving of footage broadcasted all over TV, the internet, etc,? I feel that umps have always missed calls, but now we just catch them. It is impossible to get away with a missed call nowadays, no matter how large or small, since it has been recorded, is picked apart by ESPN, individual sports networks and fans on the internet.

  4. NormE July 19, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    Great call by Murph! Baseball lacks imaginative minds like
  5. Jimmy Prinzler July 19, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    As a Met fan, I hate to say this, I’m glad Bonifaco got a hit next AB because I dont want to see his streak ends by a bad call by umpire like Joyce did to Galarraga’s perfect game.