This Might Be The Worst Call in MLB History

Who needs instant replay?

Apparently the umpiring crew that worked the Seattle Mariners-Texas Rangers series this weekend needed it, as evidenced by the following GIF (courtesy of CBS Sports).

rangers double play

The call came in the second inning as Jesus Sucre hit into what appeared to be an inning-ending double play, but on closer examination it appears as though Rangers starting pitcher, Justin Grimm—who was running to cover first—snagged the ball prior to Mitch Moreland, the man who was actually covering first. Grimm nonchalantly made his way back to the mound as if nothing abnormal occurred, and the umps let their call stand.

This should be Exhibit A, B, C, and D as to why baseball could benefit from instant replay just a little bit.

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