Ryan Braun was ultimately ruled out instead of safe after a challenge by Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez that took 58 seconds.
Braun originally was called safe at first base by umpire Greg Gibson on a leadoff infield single fielded by third baseman Chris Johnson in the sixth inning. Commissioner Bud Selig was at Miller Park for the first reversal.
The umpires gathered near the third-base line during the review, while Braun waited near first base. The call was reversed to out, and Braun ran back to the dugout.
Gonzalez said after the game, won 2-0 by Milwaukee, that he thought the review lasted much longer than 58 seconds and that he was going to watch a replay of the replay to time the decision. Still, he was pleased overall.
“You know what? They got the play right. That’s the bottom line,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a process that they [were] looking at two to three years of working through the kinks.”
Braun thought it worked out, too, even if he was called out.
“I had a pretty good idea that I was out. For all of us, we just hope they get it right, and they did get it right,” he said.