From the Wall Street Journal a plea to overrule the outcome ends with this:
Little kids with a lifetime of baseball ahead of them are asking their fathers to explain why it has to be this way.
The answer is simple, especially for fathers teaching life lessons to their kids. “Because that’s the way the game is played. The ump called it, you go with the call and move on.”
Rather than pleading for a reversal of the call or issuing proclamations we’d do better to focus on the two men with the most at stake and how they handled the situation and each other.