Angels announcers Wayne Randazzo and Mark Gubicza blasted the umpires after a game-ending call was controversially upheld. Photo Credit: Bally Sports West Photo Credit: Bally Sports West

Los Angeles Angels announcers Wayne Randazzo and Mark Gubicza did not agree with the game-ending call in Wednesday’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Angels. And after the review game in upholding the call, they made their frustrations known.

For anyone who didn’t see, Angels outfielder Jo Adell was called out stealing to end the game. Replays appeared to show that Adell was safe. But even after Los Angeles challenged the play, the original call was upheld, ending the game. Baseball fans voiced their displeasure with the review system. Randazzo and Gubicza were not shy about bashing MLB when Los Angeles’ Nolan Schanuel had a hit overturned into an error several days after the fact. They were just as willing to blast the umpires on Wednesday.

“Oh, that is absurd. That is absurd,” Randazzo said, after home plate umpire Lance Barksdale announced that the call stood.

“That’s unbelievable,” Gubicza added.

“That’s a joke,” Randazzo said. “That’s a joke. Absolutely ridiculous. It is clear on the replay that Adell was safe and it is a ridiculous way to end this game. That’s garbage. The Baltimore Orioles end up with a 6-5 win. Could not have been any clearer on the replay that Adell hit the bag before from (Gunnar) Henderson”

“His foot is on the base,” Gubicza said as a replay was showing. “Foot is on the base and then the tag.”

“I don’t know what else you need to see there,” added Randazzo, seeing the replay. “Hits the bag. The tag — not there yet.”

[Photo Credit: Bally Sports West]

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