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Angel Hernandez, Adam Rosales meet again

For the first time since that series in Cleveland when Adam Rosales hit the homer that wasn’t, the A’s are meeting up with Angel Hernandez again.

Hernandez, who ruled that Rosales’ fly ball to left-center field in Progressive Field was a double rather than the home run that the video replay clearly showed it to be, is behind home plate tonight.

When he made the call against Rosales and the A’s on May 8, Hernandez was on second base. Tonight, as was the case then, He’s the umpiring crew chief.

Will there be any hangover from that last series when Major League Baseball essentially said, `Yeah, it was the bad call, but there’s nothing we can do about it’’

    Probably not.

Rosales is over it, although he said that fans around baseball don’t seem to be.

“People in stadiums everywhere bring it up,’’ he said. `Everybody knows what happened. So I hear `That should have been a homer’ a lot.

“That was two months ago. We’ve come a long way from there. He’s usually nice to me, talks to me. And I’m forgiving. There aren’t any grudges. We move on.’’

John Hickey

Returning to the Oakland A's beat after a dozen years covering the Seattle Mariners. Covered the A's through the late 1980s and 1990s.