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Daily Madden: The Catch That Wasn’t

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Dewayne Wise #45 of the New York Yankees falls into the stands attempting a catch off the bat of Jack Hannahan #9 of the Cleveland Indians in the seventh-inning at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Dewayne Wise #45 of the New York Yankees falls into the stands attempting a catch off the bat of Jack Hannahan #9 of the Cleveland Indians in the seventh-inning at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Cleveland Indians lost to the Yankees 6-4 Tuesday night in a game that featured a Yankees player fooling an umpire in a key situation. With two outs and a runner on third, outfielder Dewayne Wise dove into the stands for a foul ball down the third base line and emerged a few second later holding his glove in the air. Third base umpire Mike DiMuro called it an out as Wise ran off the field and a fan held the ball.

“The umpire explained later that he made a mistake in not asking to see the ball when Wise came out of there,” Madden said. “It’s supposed to be show me the ball. Wise showed him the glove. Nice, you have a glove going in and a glove coming out.”

Should Wise have admitted he didn’t make the catch?

“It’s (the umpire’s) job,” Madden said. “If they get it right, fine. If they don’t get it right, you have to live with it.”

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker didn’t like seeing his closer Aroldis Chapman somersault twice on the field after the Reds victory over Milwaukee Tuesday night.

“That had to really be spontaneous because those were bad somersaults,” John said. “Now there’s a guy who hasn’t done a heck of a lot of somersaults.” (7:50)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.

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