Well, now that baseball season is here, you really should've expected a list like this.
We trust the boys in blue will try to get each and every call right. And with baseball now more accepting of instant replay than it was 10 years ago, there's an even bigger strive to make sure plays are called correctly.
Unfortunately, plenty of things slip through the cracks. The first game of this season -- the New Yankees vs. the Tampa Bay Rays -- also saw the first instance of a call being blown this season, even with replay. With that, here are five other times the umps got it wrong.
1. 1991 World Series (Game 2) -- Ron Gant.
Did you know that a fielder can use their hands and force a runner off the bag and get the out? Oh, wait, you can't? Well then I don't know what this ump was thinking when Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek pulled the Braves' Ron Gant off the bag and got the out.
2. A normal 6-3 play...except Helton wasn't close to first.
I apologize for putting you in the middle of a compilation, but this is the only footage of this call that I can find. It was a 2012 game between the Dodgers and Rockies, and umpire Tim Welke called an out at first. But look at the space between the bag and the foot of then-Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. Some have gone on record and called this the worst call ever.
3. A probably too tired ump just gives the game away.
This is the perfect example of what I call an "I wanna go home" call (complete with little kid whiny voice). In the bottom of the 19th, umpire Jerry Meals called a Braves runner safe at the plate...when the throw beat him by a mile. It might have had to do with maybe he didn't see the tag, but look at the footage and tell me that.
Now, some of you may argue that it's good because a baseball game doesn't need to be 19 innings, but what if the whole season came down to this call? What if this was a playoff game? Jerry Meals would have cost a team and its players a lot.
4. A World Series momentum shifter.
Imagine going down in history for your blown call that saw things in the World Series suddenly swing in favor from one team to another. Don Denkinger doesn't have to imagine it because he lives it.
With the St. Louis Cardinals three outs away from the 1985 World Series title, he ruled that Jorge Orta was safe at first. But, look at the footage again. Kansas City would go on to win Game 6 and force a Game 7, which the Royals won as well to win the 1985 World Series.
5. Perfection ruined.
For everyone my age, this is the blown call EVERYONE remembers. In June 2010, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga had achieved baseball immortality...except the umpire with the deciding call, Jim Joyce, said he didn't.
To Joyce's credit, he did feel like sh*t after the game, taking all blame in ruining the kid's history. His pitching performance instead goes down in MLB history as the "28-out perfect game." This play also was a significant catalyst in MLB eventually choosing to institute a replay system quicker.