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A controversial call by a MLB umpire is inspiring an amusing hashtag trend on Twitter. A 19th-inning call by Jerry Meals ended the game, handing Pittsburgh a 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta. To illustrate the meme:
@jesslag’s “Gonna cross these mountains with my new friends the Donners #jerrymealssaysitssafe.” Fans figure if Meals thought Julio Lugo’s slide in at home was safe – then almost anything is. The Pirates aren’t laughing; officials have filed a formal complaint.
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SportsGrid has posted video of the play