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LET’S MOVE ON

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LET’S MOVE ON

The New York Mets home opener on Thursday ended in controversy. Friday, a non-traditional day off in the series, was dominated by the final pitch that Michael Conforto took off his right elbow.

Did Conforto intentionally lean in to the pitch? Did home plate umpire blow the call? According to MLB rules, the play was not reviewable. Should it be reviewable? And what did you make of the reaction by Mets analysts Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez?

In the first inning of Saturday’s Mets-Marlins game at Citi Field, the camera again turned on the Mets broadcast booth to continue the discussion.

Why?

Conforto spoke to the media. Kulpa admitted he made an error. The media spoke to each other. Even Marlins manager Don Mattingly agrees, it’s time to “move on.”

“The guy was hit by a pitch in the strike zone. I should have called him out.” – Ron Kulpa

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Hi. My name is John Strubel. Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. In addition, I occasionally publish posts and podcasts related to sports media, journalism and technology impacting the industry. You can also connect with me on social media @johnstrubel.

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