The 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals isn’t even one inning old. But, we already need robot umpires. Umpire Dana Demuth just made the worst call in the history of baseball at second base. It was first and second with one out when this play happened. David Ortiz grounded to Cards second baseman Matt Carpenter. It looked like a possible double-play ball to end the inning, except Pete Kozma botched the catch at second.
Somehow second base umpire Dana Demuth called Dustin Pedroia — the runner from first — out. Luckily after Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to argue, Demuth was overruled by his other umpires after a short conference. The fact that Cards manager Mike Matheny even came out to argue this was comical. The next batter, Mike Napoli, promptly smoked a bases loaded double to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. Please enjoy the GIF supplied by SB Nation.