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In the AL division series between the Angels and Boston Red Sox, there were several missed calls -- including two by CB Bucknor at first base in Game 1.
Late in Game 2 of the Twins-Yankees series, umpire Phil Cuzzi called Joe Mauer's drive foul even though it clearly landed fair in the corner. Cuzzi was working the left-field line. His call denied Mauer a leadoff double for Minnesota.
In the Phillies-Rockies series, plate umpire Jerry Meals didn't see that a ball hit by Philadelphia's Chase Utley grazed him in the batter's box. It should have been called foul, but Utley wound up with a crucial infield single.
After watching a replay, Meals acknowledged that he missed the call.
"The difference between now and when I played is that back then, the best umpires did the postseason," Jackson said. "The best umpires should be there."
Asked if instant replay should be used on all close calls except for balls and strikes, Jackson said: "It seems like it to me. That's a commissioner issue, but I would be for it. The commissioner, for one thing, is a baseball fan, so I think that he'll get it right."
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