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Batter called out after homerun, not the first time

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mlb.com/amp/news/jose-abreu-out-for-passing-runner-after-homer.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/28988/grand-slam-single-and-other-home-runs-didnt-count

In my life time I have never seen this before in the majors, but last Friday it happened during a Southside comeback. Even though it was Jose Abreu’s responsibility as the batter not to pass the lead runner, young shortstop Tim Anderson, coming fresh off the bat flip hip hop language controversy, was the runner that got passed so naturally he caught the ire of both local and national pundits. Sadly I first watched a clip from CBS promoted by the everything dies in darkness except for fungus compost, and the narrator mentioned nothing of the historic homerun gaff, only referencing Anderson’s language controversy and subsequent game winning homerun. Just goes to show you how politicised even sports news has become in recent years, cannot escape the fake news narrative for a second! Who cares about stats and history when you’ve got racism? Woke sports.