Eric Wedge apologizes after 3-ball walk

Updated: July 3, 2011, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- On Sunday, it took four balls before Cameron Maybin got his free ride to first base.

A day earlier, it was a little easier, at least for him. An umpiring mistake let the San Diego center field draw a bizarre walk on a 2-2 pitch, prompting many in baseball to wonder: Can't anyone here count?

The whiff on Maybin's shortened walk Saturday night that led to the only run of the Padres' 1-0 win wasn't limited to the scoreboard operator or home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. No one ...

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