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That's what I didn't get. The ump made the call after the infielder pulled up to allow the outfielder to field the ball
This post was edited by Bigpapascott 18 months ago
Don't need pictures. Got it on DVR. Watched it probably 10 times. It wasn't like there was no way he was going to make the catch. I think he had it easily. But like I said, doesn't matter. Braves didn't deserve to win. Not with 12 LOB and 3 errors. Sorry, but they didn't.
BTW, I hate the Cardinals.
This post was edited by GhostTide 18 months ago
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It was a bad call. Every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Doesn't matter who you root for...that was a bad call.
Get out of here with your Braves don't deserve to win.
They deserve a lot better than they got tonight. This new playoff format is a joke.
To all of you who are arguing that the Braves lost the game on their errors. You are partially right. The Cardinals took advantage of the Braves poor defense tonight, and that is true. The Braves are masters of the choke. They haven't advanced beyond round 1 of the playoffs since 2001. (Do you remember the errors in the final game of 2010? Brooks Conrad.)
But the umpires (starting with Sam Holbrook) robbed the Braves of a chance to make up for those errors by capitalizing on a St. Louis error. That call was bogus. The rule is even in the book to eliminate a deceptive practice in baseball not to say "well, he would've been out anyway."
The Braves should have had bases loaded with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning. At home.
That is completely different than 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.
The Braves started it with their choke job, but the umps ended it by taking away a possibility of a comeback.
I was there tonight and sat relatively close to where the play happened in left field. For anyone to suggest there was any chance for STL to turn or even attempt a double play is insane. It was a horrible call.
The 20 minutes afterwards was surreal. Someone threw mustard and ketchup bottles they snagged from a concession stand into the field. Woman in front of us had to walk out with an usher after she got beaned in the head from an upper deck beer can.
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There's no way that should have been an Infield Fly Rule Call. Absolutely Botched.
At what point does a "bad call" become a "totally incorrect call?" I understand that it happens in sports, but if we're just always okay with bad calls, what's the point of the rules?
This is what I don't understand. Why did the Home Plate Umpire not change the call? How could you have all these umpires out there and they blow that one?
What a joke.
And for Joe Torre to say we can't protest. Who did he consult with? Roger Goodell? Did he even see the play in question?
I would love to have seen this happen to Torre when he was managing the Yanks to cost them a series. Toolbag.
That's the biggest problem here.
If it had been the Yankees or the Red Sox...they'd beat this story until they changed the format. But because it's the Braves. Maybe it gets changed. Maybe not.
I usually sit out in that area, too. (Decided to head to Destin this weekend.)
I'm still pretty worked up over it. It was rubbish, and the exact kind of nightmare that the Braves always seem to fall into. (They usually manage to put themselves into situations where those calls hurt them instead of taking advantage of the opportunities before them.)
Sad to say, I would have thrown something, too, if I could have been sure to get it on the field.
I'm starting to feel like a Cubs fan.
ok, I get that the rule was in effect, but does it not have to be called instantly? thats what got me, they called it when the ball was 10 feet from the ground. the errors hurt, but who is to say what happens with McCann up and bases loaded and 1 out? the errors cost us and I feel awful for medlen but that call plays a huge factor in the game regardless of the errors
After watching the replay several times I am convinced the infielder peeled off thinking the outfielder was going to catch the ball. This would be consistent with how the play would be played, the outfielder coming in usually makes the play on that ball because he is coming in and the throw to the base is better for him. The infielder even looks back at the outfielder, not the ref. If no infield fly rule had of been called, that ball drops, no one catches it.
The ump was within his rights to call for an infield fly, but in this case it was a completely blown call IMO. If baseball wants to get it right, the game was played under protest. They go back and pick the game up with bases full and 1 out and finish the game.
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