But Manuel didn't understand why the umpires didn't look at instant replay to be absolutely certain.
"That's the first time I've ever asked for a review of a play," Manuel said before Saturday's game against the Red Sox. "[Joyce] said that's not a review."
Joyce said Friday he was positive the ball was foul.
"If I would have had any doubt at all, first of all, I would have went to the crew," Joyce told MLB.com. "And then we would have made a decision to look at it at that point. I was very confident the ball was foul. I'll be very honest with you. I thought about it after the call. But I was very confident that ball was foul. I even thought to myself, 'What am I going to see on the replay?' It didn't hit anything."
Crew chief Derryl Cousins explained that while a manager has the right to request a review, the crew is not obligated to do so.
In other words, Manuel doesn't have a red flag to throw onto the field to guarantee a review like Eagles coach Andy Reid.
Manuel watched the replay of Dobbs' foul ball a few times.
"The ball went out of the park fair," he said. "Now if you send that in [to the Commissioner's Office], I guarantee they aren't going to see it that way. ... When the ball leaves the ballpark, that's when the play should be called."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.