The whole "run-to-first-base-on-third-strike-after-being-called-out" controversy seems like something a little-too-perfect to happen to the most boring ALCS in years. All of the media is lamenting a Red Sox- and Yankees-less ALCS, citing the probability of low ratings? Then all of a sudden, this huge controversy?
Okay, so the terrible call and subsequent run to first happened. But can't you see the conversation among the umpire and referees? "Dude, let it stand. We only have .0001 viewership right now." "Yeah, this could push us to .001." "Let's leave it."
The best thing about the whole thing is seeing all the replays of Slappy McSlapsalot from last year (ARod slapping the ball out of Bronson's glove).