On the replay I posted go to the 1:25 mark and it's impossible to say either way. Same thing at the 1:05 mark from a different angle.
You are the only person I have read, seen, or talked to who thinks the tag was not applied.
That's not what I said. In effect, I said that the catcher needs to remove the decision from the ump. And I further stated that a replay would likely not have overturned the call (using NFL rules) because it's inconclusive. I can't say he made the tag and I can't say he didn't.
All blame on the catcher IMO. Don't make a showy, pretty, sweeping tag, get your fucking nose dirty and tag that bitch forcefully. Change his path. Physically intervene. Hell, bloody his fucking nose - at least then you have some evidence. "You see ump, you see that blood on the ball? You see that guy with blood pouring out of his nose? You see the blood on the ground 8 feet away from the plate?"
“I saw the tag, but he looked like he oléd him and I called him safe for that. I looked at the replays and it appeared he might have got him on the shin area. I’m guessing he might have got him, but when I was out there when it happened I didn’t see a tag. I just saw the glove sweep up. I didn’t see the glove hit his leg.”http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/7/27/2296871/braves-pirates-umpire-jerry-meals