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Re(1): Blown calls in Jai Alai, share your stories.

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 09:44:43 AM by Perry

I was at Dania a few years ago, and while I don't remember the players involved in the point, I remember the call vividly. One of the fronts threw a carom that landed in bounds by about a foot, and then went to the screen. The chief judge called the ball out, and it was game point. The game ended on that bad call. As the judges were walking toward their room, the back judge called to the chief judge, and when the chief judge turned around, the back judge pointed to the court with his net, and then held his hands about a foot apart, letting the chief judge know that the ball was in, right in front of the crowd. The crowd was furious. Everyone in the building could see that the shot was good....even if only because it took a true bounce, not the dead bounce it would take if it hit the wood. Everyone except the one guy that mattered, that is.

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