If not for John Mayberry making baseball history in the 10th and 11th innings, the main storyline from Tuesday night's 7-3 win could very well have been Bob Davidson's interference call in the eighth inning.
Davidson, the second base umpire, turned a fielder's choice into a double play when he called Ben Revere out for over-sliding the bag and allegedly grabbing Marlins' second baseman Dan Dietrich's legs.
“Clearly, I did not grab his leg,” Revere said. “I know [Davidson] was standing right there, he said he did see it, so I’m just like, man needs some glasses or something. He says, 'Interference,' I said, 'What’d I do?' He said, 'You grabbed his leg,' I was like, 'How?' He said, 'You grabbed it,' I was like, ‘My hand’s on the ground.’
“I don't know, it’s ridiculous. I enjoyed the fans getting after him too.”
That was good, too -- according to Corey Seidman's gamer (linked to above) the sounds of "Bob, you suck" echoed throughout CBP for the remainder of the night.
As enjoyable as it is to read Ben Revere go back-and-forth with himself, Charlie's response might have been better:
“Bob’s kinda getting a little old,” Charlie Manuel quipped after the game of the 60-year-old ump.
About a year ago, while in Indianapolis for the combine, the Eagles cut veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans.
Ryans has finally found his next job ... as a coach.
The 32-year-old former linebacker has been named a defensive quality control coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff in San Francisco. Shanahan was on the Texans' staff for the first four years of Ryans' pro career. Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was also on that Houston staff.
After the Eagles cut him last Feb. 24, Ryans was out of the league in 2016 after 10 NFL seasons. He played the first six years of his career in Houston, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler, before joining the Eagles through a trade in 2012.
While the Eagles cut Ryans after the 2015 season to save $3.5 million in cap space, they made a point to go out of their way to praise him on his way out. He was very well-thought of in the locker room and throughout the building.
While Ryans played one season under Andy Reid, he quickly became a favorite of Chip Kelly, who frequently called Ryans the "Mufasa" of the Eagles' defense.
Kelly didn't forget about Ryans when he went to San Francisco to coach the 49ers for the 2016 season. In fact, in Kelly's questionnaire in the NFL's 2016 information guide, Kelly listed Ryans as a player who'd make a great head coach.
In the 2016 NFL Info guide, Chip Kelly named DeMeco Ryans as a player who would make a great HC. Now, he's on the next 49ers staff. pic.twitter.com/TGx0cfDr3c