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Yomiuri Giants: Chono shows off his arm; umps upset at replay being shown on big screen

by on Apr.13, 2012 @ 2:43 pm, under NPB

Thursday night game.  Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome.

Top of the 6th inning, Masahiko Morino on third, one out.  Giants lead 3-1.

Kazuhiro Wada up to bat for Chunichi.  Tetsuya Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN3RlRMNUWc

There is actually a sub-story to this play...

According to Sponichi, the umpires approached the Yomiuri Giants' dugout after Chono threw out Morino at home plate to end the top of the 6th inning.  While the second base ump told reporters he could not provide any comments, Yomiuri head coach Kaoru Okazaki had no problem divulging what was said: "They asked us not to show instant replays on the big screen."

The Giants are planning to discuss the matter with the NPB and have them deal with the situation.