After a horrible weekend in New York last month where his team was on the wrong end of a pair of blown replays, manager John Farrell told everyone it was hard to have faith in the system. The Red Sox were at it again on Thursday after a close call at the plate in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The play came in the first of two games against the Rays at Fenway Park. The Red Sox thought they had tied the opener in the seventh inning when Dustin Pedroia slid into home on a David Ortiz double. It was a close play at the plate, and Pedroia was called out.
Boston challenged that call, but after a 1 minute, 52 second delay, it was announced the call would stand, sending the Boston bench into a tizzy. Farrell and Pedroia argued. Boston third base coach Brian Butterfield was ejected by first base umpire Toby Basner for slamming his helmet to the ground "
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