The First-Ever Walk-Off Replay

by Jason Epstein

Here’s the exciting footage from last night in Pittsburgh, showing Starling Marte’s sprint around the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth of a tie game:

It’s evident that the original out call was a result of the home plate umpire’s suboptimal positioning. Marte’s dive blocked Quinn Wolcott’s view of Buster Posey’s attempted tag, which missed the Pirate’s outstretched right arm. 

Wow.