Umpire Phil Cuzzi called him out, the Nats lost the game and General Manager Mike Rizzo reportedly expressed his displeasure. According to the New York Daily News, one ump asked Mets security to “find the guy in the suit,” apparently Rizzo. Rob Kasdon, vice-president of security for the Mets “arrived a few minutes later armed with a Nationals media guide to pore over headshots to identify Rizzo, sources said.”
(Helpful hint: He’s on the cover,...guy with the cellphone.)
Cuzzi had no comment about the blown call, telling the Daily News: “we just gave a full report to Joe Torre [baseball’s vice-president of on-field operations] and he’s going to take it from there.”
Crew chief Bill Miller said through an intermediary, “No comment, contact the commissioner’s office.”
Torre said he hadn’t been briefed as of Thursday night. “I’m looking forward to an interesting morning [Friday].”
After the third out, “it looked like half their team was ready to jump the rail,” Jason Bay joked to the News.