Cardinals Manager Couldn’t Challenge Call by Umps Thanks to a Security Guard, and MLB Fans Had Jokes

Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol wanted to challenge a call but couldn’t after a security guard got in his way.
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol wanted to challenge a call but couldn’t after a security guard got in his way. /

We've all seen a lot of weird things happen in MLB games, but what occurred during Monday night's St. Louis Cardinals-Oakland A's matchup might have been a first, and it was absolutely wild.

In case you missed it, Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol and one of his bench coaches were talking about challenging a call in the seventh inning. At the end of their discussion a security guard stepped between them and seemed to disrupt their talk at a very important moment. By the time Marmol was able to get the security guard out of the way, he was too late to the challenge the call and the umps went on with the game.

Here's how that scene played out:

MLB fans had lots of jokes:

St. Louis went on to win the game, 3-1.


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