If you're an A's fan and caught yesterday's ALDS Game 4, we feel your pain. Game 4 took a dramatic turn after Tigers designated hitter (and evil-eye starer) Victor Martinez sent a ball into deep right filed. And, at least to some, fan interference affected the rest of the game, possibly the series.
HuffPo has more:
[...] Martinez hit a disputed home run off left-handed Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle. With the Tigers facing elimination in Game 4 of the ALDS and trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, Martinez lofted a fly ball to deep right field. A's right fielder Josh Reddick broke for the wall at Comerica Park. As he reached the warning track, he leapt, reaching his glove above the yellow line at the top of the wall.
Then things got interesting.
A pair of fans standing at the railing atop the wall reached out. One touched the ball, deflecting it into the other. After touching both fans, the ball dropped back to the outfield. Reddick immediately pleaded for a call of fan interference. The umpires signaled home run as Martinez circled the bases.
Watch for yourself...
Sure, that would have been an incredible catch. Perhaps too incredible. Possibly impossible. Or not. Upon review, however, umpires failed to give Reddick fan interference. The Tigers then went on to win, 6-8.