MLB's umpires have been involved in some pretty high-profile headlines during these playoffs, from bizarre infield fly calls to calling a runner safe when he was pretty obviously out. The Yankees have been struggling at the plate, so a call like that is both infuriating and almost irrelevant. Manager Joe Girardi, who was ejected after giving umpire Jeff Nelson a piece of his mind, wants replay use expanded to encompass safe/out calls. With incidents like Nelson's blown call happening in October, commissioner Bud Selig might find his hand being forced on the matter.
A turning point?
The Yankees may have been in a better position had Jeff Nelson made the right call, but they haven't exactly been hitting well this postseason.