"Anytime you lose it's frustrating," Sox starter Jake Peavy said. "Really frustrating when you lose and you feel like we did score two runs in the ballgame. That's the thing that I'm having a hard time with right now."
"I thought not only did Dustin beat the throw, beat the tag, but felt like his left foot made some contact with home plate," Farrell said. "Our video internally showed that that was the case. Upon review, the call came back, it stood. [They] felt like there wasn't conclusive enough evidence to overturn the call on the field."
"One-for-5 is not a good rate," Farrell said. "Yet we've got differing opinions. We're challenging the play as it's called on the field. I really don't have any comment other than that."
"I guess it can't be close," he said. "If it's close, they seem to stick with the call. It's hard for me to talk right now without absolutely going off. With as many times as it happened in New York, and you come up . . . I mean these are deciding ballgames. It's extremely frustrating and we as a whole, MLB, got to get our act together because it's a joke. It's embarrassing for fans and for everybody to see. Of course [Pedroia] touched the plate, of course he slid dirt over the top of the plate and got tagged after the fact. That stinks."
"I just don't understand how you can watch replay, and I mean what's the holdup? I just want explanations," Peavy said. "We didn't have the replays what we got in New York . . . C'mon. Then we're not ready for replay if that's the case.
Then today when a call that's obviously, it's close, I'll give it to you, it's close. But wouldn't you err on the side of what I think we all saw? And that's [Pedroia] touching the plate before [the tag]. It's just extremely frustrating when that decides ballgames. We agree to replay to get the calls right. That's the reason we agreed for this to happen. To not get them right, I don't want to hear anybody's explanation. I know what I see. You can't talk me into anything different when you see what you see. Dustin Pedroia was clearly safe, albeit close, clearly safe. I don't know what else to say."
"The replay's the replay," he said. "They called him out. You can't argue once they go to replay and make the decision to call him out. There's really no argument. It is what it is. It's the system we have and we're stuck with it.
"If they get the calls right, it's good," he added. "That's the ultimate goal is to get the calls right. We want to get the calls right, everyone wants the umpires to get the calls right. Umpires want to get the calls right. The system we have is the system we have and we have to get used to it."
"Who isn't supportive of getting calls that decide the ballgame. [That] is what we try to do," Peavy said. "These calls decide the outcome of the game, let's get them right. I have no problems with slowing the game, even stopping the game, for that to happen. When you go through that and you don't get the call right, which has happened in numerous occasions against us, I don't know how you want us to have a good attitude and be all for it."
His solution? Simple.
"Call it like we see it," he said. "Get the call right. That's what we could do. I don't know if we're trying to protect people. I don't know what we're doing. If we could get the call right that's why I thought it was in place."