By Arnie Spanier, 105.3 The Fan
143273901 Never Admit It!

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland #10 talks with home plate umpire Tim Welke in the eleventh inning on a disputed bunt by Alberto Gonzalez #14 of the Texas Rangers during the game at Comerica Park on April 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 3-2 in eleven Innings. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – When Alberto Gonzalez came to bat in the 11th inning over the weekend he laid down a bunt to help the Rangers win a game against the Tigers.

Only problem was that the ball hit Gonzalez in the knee, but the Umpires didn’t catch it and the Rangers get a break and win.  Or should they?

It’s 2012, we have replay, but we couldn’t use it to get the call right?  It clearly hit his knee.

The bigger gaffe was made by Gonzalez himself.  NEVER, EVER, EVER admit the ball hit you.  Not during the game, not after, not the next day or next series.  You just say I don’t think so or Didn’t feel it or not my job to call that.  You never admit the Ump made a mistake when it’s in your favor.

This isn’t about sportsmanship, it’s about not showing up the ref or ump.  Your the player, you play, let the refs ref.

Besides, when have you ever seen a team say no Mr. Ref/Ump, you made a mistake, I was really out, we shouldn’t win.  Yeah right.  Besides a good ref/Ump wouldn’t and couldn’t change his call just because a player said so.

Alberto Gonzalez, I know you were just trying to be honest but next time keep it to yourself.  Maybe next time you get the same umpire crew and they remember the call you got and maybe they even things out!!

You Never Know!

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