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ALCS Game 4: Attack of the ninja assassin umpires

Mariano Rivera pitches against the Los Angeles Angels

Mariano Rivera pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the 11th inning in Game 3 of the ALCS on October 19, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Credit: Getty/Kevork Djansezian)

Game 4 roundup:

Tweet of the Night Award goes to Newsday's own Arthur Staple: "With these six clowns impiring, Rivera could've peed on the ball without a problem."

Fox provided another sharp production, from its excellent shots of the umpires' three blown calls to Joe Buck noting Alex Rodriguez's positive body language seconds before A-Rod's latest home run.

The audio of the home plate ump and Mike Scioscia discussing the positioning of the Angels' catcher was great inside stuff  - especially when it immediately led to a change in Mike Napoli's catching style.

Please, DirecTV, dig up an old ad from your archives and stop beating us over the head with that Black Eyed Peas campaign. Don't you realize we are watching these games for four or five hours a night? Enough!

My favorite Fox promo was the "Ninja Assassin Keys to the Game," an ad for a movie coming out next month. I'm guessing the film is no place for angels, much like the ALCS itself.

Photo: Getty


Tags: Fox , Yankees

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