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Will someone please explain why the umpires didn’t have the discretion to rule this play dead and permit Murphy to return to third base? After all, the ball came from the Reds bullpen, which is gated (i.e., not Wrigley)....
But I'm all for allowing umpires discretion in this, and many other, situations.
I agree, SoSH, but the current rule apparently encourages such behavior as well.
(c) Each umpire has authority to rule on any point not specifically covered in these
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