ATLANTA – The NFL replacement refs are not there to kick around anymore.
Not to worry.
A familiar target has emerged.
Instead of guys wearing stripes, it's the men in blue.
Major League Baseball finds itself facing renewed calls for increased use of instant replay after a disputed infield fly call led to mayhem in the stands in the one-game, winner-take-all playoff in Atlanta.
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Braves 6-3 on Friday, advancing to the divisional round against Washington. But the first wild-card game under baseball's expanded postseason format will long be remembered for a ruling by umpire Sam Holbrook in the eighth inning.
Andrelton Simmons hit a pop fly that dropped safely in the outfield. Holbrook ruled the batter out under the infield fly rule. Outraged fans littered the field with trash.