Here is the statement released today by Joe Torre about the umpiring crew’s failure to reverse the call on Adam Rosales’ clear game-tying home run last night;

Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre issued the following statement regarding the instant replay review in the top of the ninth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field:

“By rule, the decision to reverse a call by use of instant replay is at the sole discretion of the crew chief. In the opinion of Angel Hernandez, who was last night’s crew chief, there was not clear and convincing evidence to overturn the decision on the field. It was a judgment call, and as such, it stands as final.

“Home and away broadcast feeds are available for all uses of instant replay, and they were available to the crew last night. Given what we saw, we recognize that an improper call was made. Perfection is an impossible standard in any endeavor, but our goal is always to get the calls right. Earlier this morning, we began the process of speaking with the crew to thoroughly review all the circumstances surrounding last night’s decision.”

I spoke to Randy Marsh, the director of umpires, after the statement was released and he said that all the umpires’ replay equipment appears to be working correctly. He confirmed that the video is in HD and that all broadcast feeds are available to the umpires.