While tears and rain were falling in Boston, the Cleveland Indians had a far worse call go against them. It did not decide the outcome of the game, however, and, more importantly, if a blown call happens in Cleveland, did it really happen?

Unfortunately, mlb.com seemingly selects at random which of their videos that one can embed. This particular one, though available to watch, cannot be embedded on The Clown Show. You will have to click on this link in order to view the call in question:

http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=29250245

Did you watch it? If so, then you must have seen this:

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What in the hell happened here? As you can see, even everybody’s favorite White Sox announcer, Hawk “Homer” Harrelson, knows that Alexei Ramirez was thrown out by a mile. Umpire D.J. “This Is Actually How I Spell My Last Name” Reyburn is right on top of the play, but blows the call.

Granted, it is entirely possible Reyburn knew that Carlos Santana had thrown out 5 of 42 would-be-base-stealers — the approximately the same percentage as Dottie Hinson, had she played in the big leagues — and simply gave up on the play before it started. That is the only excuse I’m willing to grant Reyburn, because┬áthe throw beat the runner, the tag was on the money, and Homer Harrelson even said “he gone”. Furthermore, and most importantly, did you see that look on Jason Michael Jordan Kipnis’ face?

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That face tells no lies, D.J. You should have known right then: it’s okay to overturn calls. It’s just the power of Jason Michael Jordan Kipnis.

Part of the reason you didn’t hear about this play, but spent the majority of your morning re-watching Jose Molina’s brilliant job of blocking the plate (for the record, I’m not quite delusional enough to believe Nava was out), is because the Indians took care of business, got out of the inning, and won the damn baseball game. The Red Sox, on the other hand, scored only one run recognized by umpire Jerry Meals, temporarily forgot how to run the bases, and were simply no match for David Price. They lost the game despite getting their leadoff man aboard against Fernando “It’s Not 2012 Anymore” Rodney in the ninth inning, while the Indians won on a walk-off home run, hit by Jason “Is It 2001?” Giambi.

And folks, that’s baseball: sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes it rains.