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Friday, October 05, 2012

Wild Card Playoffs OMNICHATTER

5:00 PM Eastern: STL (Lohse) at ATL (Medlen)
8:30 PM Eastern: BAL (Saunders) at TEX (Darvish)

Both games on TBS.

Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:33 AM | 966 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   501. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255887)
If Selig had any stones he would be on the phone, invoking best interests of baseball and reversing that call. Go all Kennesaw Mountain Landis -- he'd get an enormous amount of credit.
   502. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255888)
How is throwing large items onto the field justified? A stupid ruling in a baseball game does not justify violence.


Paper cups are large items and throwing them is violence? Hahahahahaha.
   503. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255889)
Okay, no protest. Keep throwing ####, guys.
   504. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255890)
Bizarre.
   505. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255891)
How is throwing large items onto the field justified? A stupid ruling in a baseball game does not justify violence.


It's as justified as throwing things on the field could ever be. I guess saying "it's justified" is a little too strong of a wording, but it's understandable and somewhat acceptable. It's a release of frustration. In comparison to other times when things have been thrown on the field, it's a better reason than other times.

Braves fans have every right to be thoroughly ticked off right now. That was a horseshit call.
   506. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255892)
Maybe the umpire thought Holliday was backing off on purpose to let it drop. Kozma certainly wasn't easily handling it.
   507. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4255894)
Tell me if I've missed anything in the chaos.
Conradian Play [ X] (Chipper)
"Come on, this train!" [X]
Dramatic HR, 7th inning or later [ ]
Baserunning Gaffe [ X] (Andrelton Simmons)
Strikeout of Side [ ]
Double Play [X ]
Stolen Base [ ]
Caught Stealing [ ]
Intentional Base on Balls [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Umpiring Gaffe that means there will be cries for expanded replay [X ] (AND HOW!)
Umpiring gaffe eliminates a team from postseason [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ] (both ends of an inning are perfect)
"This could be Chipper's last game" [X] (I'll get this out of the way)
Movie Ads: Argo [ ] Wreck-It Ralph [ ] Skyfall [ ] Here Comes the Boom [ ] Cloud Atlas [ ] Lincoln [ ]
Mention of how this year's ALDS and NLDS will be 2-3 format [ ]
Non-Pitcher bunts [ X]
Cardinals bunt with man on second and no outs [ ]
Tomahawk Chop [ X]
Mention of 1996 Olympics [ ]
Game 6 of the 2011 WS flashback during NL game [ ]
Hank Aaron pointed out in crowd [ ]
Bobby Cox reference [X ]
Stan Musial mentioned [ ]
Mark McGwire referenced [ ]
Bad pun made on the name "Medlen" [ ]
Pujols is mentioned [ X]
David Freese picks up where he left off last October [ ]
Image of Brian McCann sitting in dugout [X ]
Dave Duncan mentioned [X ]
Brian McCann gets in the game [ ]
Flashback to Braves' loss in 2011's 162 [ ]
Matheny honors Tony LaRussa, uses 4 or more pitchers in one inning [ ]
Game 6 of the 2011 WS flashback during AL game [ ]
At least one member of Bush family at Rangers game [ ]
Jeff Maier flashback [ ]
Tony Fernandez flashback [ ]
1983 WS flashback [ ]
Cal Ripken actually says something critical from the booth [ ]
Rangers' Antlers-thing []
Flashback to Hamilton's 4-HR night [ ]
Josh Hamilton FA talk [ ]
Jim Thome retrospective [ ]
Orioles' extra inning victory streak mentioned [ ]
Matt Wieters does something good [ ]
Ron Washington goes nuts in the dugout [ ]
Mention of all of the Ex-Rangers with the Orioles [ ]
Michael Young called "great teammate", "classy" etc. [ ]
Orioles bullpen comes into play before Rangers bullpen [ ]
Nolan Ryan is interviewed at any point of the game [ ]
Mention of Japanese media coverage of Yu Darvish [ ]
Yu Darvish's life story recapped for people who only pay attention during playoffs [ ]
Game goes past midnight [ ]
"We're deep in the heart of Texas..." [ ]
Reference to Josh Hamilton's HR Derby performance a few years back [ ]
Reference to the Dallas Cowboys [ ] (Reference to Baltimore Ravens [ ])
Hamilton's error from Game 162 [ ]
Teagarden shows up []
Mention that Mike Maddux is Greg Maddux's brother [ ]
   508. Chip Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4255895)
As Verducci (citing the Braves complaints) and now the booth announcers are noting, everything about that call by Holbrook was improper under the rules.
   509. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4255896)
Ah, 501 beat me to it, but really, this is one of those theoretical Landis moments where the best interests of baseball clause should come on. Have Selig Skype his was onto the Atlanta videoboard so he can tell the fans the call's been reversed so long as they stop pelting the field.
   510. puck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4255897)
So, what's the actual rule? Sounds like the "ordinary effort" part is key? Location on the field doesn't matter, it seems (assuming a high enough popup a guess).

(Re-posting in case this gets lost in the page turn.)
   511. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4255898)
Game under protest, for all the good it'll do.
   512. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4255899)
If the game gets forfeited, do the Packers fly to DC to play the Nationals?


winner
   513. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4255900)
I'll bet McCann homers now.
   514. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4255901)
It's not protestable.


Well the umps screwed that up too since the game is now under protest.
   515. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4255902)
Well, it's good to see the Umps have already rounded into post-season form
   516. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4255903)
That's the second time the Braves have been royally screwed by the extra playoff umps. I still remember the RF ump getting in the way of Jermaine Dye and preventing an easy out in 1996...which eventually led to the Leyritz HR. Weird to see it happening again, since the extra umps are supposed to improve how the game is called. Sigh.
   517. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4255904)
If the umps rule a forfeit, but then the protest is upheld, what happens?
   518. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:06 PM (#4255906)
I know I'm a bit of a different type of person, but if I was Mike Matheny I would say "you screwed up, lets fix this, the call didn't affect anything after the fact, put the bases loaded one out".
   519. Dale H. Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4255907)
The only really relevant parts of the rule are "fair fly ball (not including a line drive nor an attempted bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort,"

Nothing on where the ball lands (as long as the IF could easily catch it). Nothing about which umpire can make the call.
   520. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4255908)
Maybe that's Bud on line #1

Has Sam been kept away from any sharp objects or is there blood in the streets?
   521. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4255909)
Just watch though. If the Braves lose this game (i.e. if McCann doesn't go deep here), there's going to be more stuff. This is going to be the night Atlanta burns... uhhh... again.
   522. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4255910)
There has to be a loophole in the judgment call thing because of how late the call was. That part wasn't judgment, that was a cockup.
   523. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4255911)
So, what's the actual rule? Sounds like the "ordinary effort" part is key? Location on the field doesn't matter, it seems (assuming a high enough popup a guess).


Yeah, but you never see an umpire declare a high fly ball to be subject to the infield fly rule, no matter how ordinary a ball it is.
   524. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4255913)
If the umps rule a forfeit, but then the protest is upheld, what happens?
And if the Braves rally to win and the protest is upheld, then what?

Incidentally, I can remember the extra umpire blowing at least three calls in Yankee playoff games (one ended up getting fixed), but I can't ever recall them getting something right would otherwise have been wrong. I'm beginning to suspect they are more trouble than they're worth.
   525. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4255914)
It's not protestable.


Well the umps screwed that up too since the game is now under protest.


In fairness you can protest, it just can't be upheld.
   526. Rob_Wood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4255915)
The real question is if the defense lets the ball drop could they get an easy double play. Obviously not on this play. Terribad call.
   527. Chip Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4255916)
Key sentence from the rule: "When it seems apparent that a batted ball will be an Infield Fly, the umpire shall immediately declare Infield Fly for the benefit of the runners." There is no way Holbrook's call could be considered immediate. How could it seem apparent that the ball was an infield fly when Holbrook didn't signal it until it was about to hit grass?
   528. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4255917)
Incredibly horseshit call, and gutless umpiring.

   529. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4255918)
Well, hell, if we're talking ordinary effort and playoffs, then when The Jeter is on the field anything is an infield fly!
   530. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4255919)
I think the homeplate umpire is embarrassed by the whole thing and looking for an excuse to reverse it.
   531. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4255920)
Paper cups are large items and throwing them is violence? Hahahahahaha.

Throwing paper cups is not dangerous, though it is pointless, but there were plenty of bottles mixed in with those cups. I don't think they could kill anyone but it could cause harm.

And anyway, being pissed off about a bad call (a really bad call, I admit) doesn't justify throwing anything onto the field.
   532. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4255921)
Touchdown, Seahawks!
   533. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4255922)
. I'm beginning to suspect they are more trouble than they're worth.


This is my belief too. You ask guys to do something they don't do all year. That they miss calls from unfamiliar angles shouldn't be a surprise.
   534. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4255923)
Funny how Darling was praising the umps earlier in the game, citing that the reason they were here tonight is because they've proven what excellent umpires they are.
   535. Posada Posse Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4255924)
Well, this sudden death format is working well so far....ugh.
   536. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4255925)
That call was so bad it's making me root for the braves. Whom I hate
   537. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4255926)
Has Sam been kept away from any sharp objects or is there blood in the streets?


It's Atlanta, we always have blood in the streets.
   538. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4255927)
I was watching without a rooting interest, but now I'm really hoping the Braves pull it out.
   539. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4255928)
Throwing paper cups is not dangerous, though it is pointless, but there were plenty of bottles mixed in with those cups. I don't think they could kill anyone but it could cause harm.


Not that they're completely harmless, but they are plastic bottles.
   540. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4255929)
I wouldn't want to be wandering the streets of Atlanta if I was Holbrook with Sam out there.
   541. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4255930)
That call was so bad it's making me root for the braves. Whom I hate


I wouldn't go that far, but it is making me feel bad.
   542. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4255931)
Paper cups are large items and throwing them is violence? Hahahahahaha.

Throwing paper cups is not dangerous, though it is pointless, but there were plenty of bottles mixed in with those cups. I don't think they could kill anyone but it could cause harm.

And anyway, being pissed off about a bad call (a really bad call, I admit) doesn't justify throwing anything onto the field


As long they hit Southerners, what do you care?
   543. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:13 PM (#4255932)
And even if it were upheld, the game would resume from SIMMONS at-bat. The drop and bases-loaded wouldn't happen. It'd be man on first and second.
   544. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4255933)
I was mildly rooting for the Braves anyway (Chipper), this doubles it.
   545. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4255934)
518: I'm not sure (given the stakes) even Christy Mathewson would do that.
   546. zachtoma Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4255936)
no TBS, the joke is the call, not the fans' behavior
   547. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4255937)
518: I'm not sure (given the stakes) even Christy Mathewson would do that.


I understand that, but I would have confidence in my team with a three run lead that I think I still have the advantage.
   548. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4255938)
And even if it were upheld, the game would resume from SIMMONS at-bat. The drop and bases-loaded wouldn't happen. It'd be man on first and second.


Is that true? Or does the rule overturn the play and Simmoms gets credited with a single?
   549. JE (Jason) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4255939)
Clearly this was a conspiratorial effort on behalf of the umpires, Braves, fans, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to ice the pitcher.
   550. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4255941)
C'mon Motte. Get your stuff together.
   551. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255942)
no TBS, the joke is the call, not the fans' behavior


No reason they can't both be jokes.
   552. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255943)
Go get him, boys.
   553. Fat Al Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255944)
Why did the runners advance?
   554. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255945)
The Infield Fly Game it'll be known as.
   555. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255946)
This ninth inning is going to be ugly...
   556. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255947)
Okay, now the fans really have nothing to lose by pelting the field with pretzels.
   557. fra paolo Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255948)
Anyone in a Cardinals' shirt celebrating that strikeout in the stands just now is asking for trouble.
   558. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255949)
no TBS, the joke is the call, not the fans' behavior
It's a game. You don't throw beer bottles at the umpire, ever.
   559. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4255950)
Why did the runners advance?


Ball wasn't caught so it's a live play with the batter out.
   560. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4255951)
Why did the runners advance?


On an infield fly, you advance at your own risk. When the ball landed the runners advanced at their own risk.
   561. greenback calls it soccer Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4255952)
Okay, now the fans really have nothing to lose by pelting the field with pretzels.

Well, they would lose their pretzels.
   562. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4255953)
Ugh.
   563. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4255954)
God, I already hate that ad with the different guys going out and drinking Budweiser, by the end of the playoffs, I am going to just hate it.
   564. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4255955)
Did Jimmy Carter throw anything?
   565. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4255956)
On an infield fly, you advance at your own risk. When the ball landed the runners advanced at their own risk.

Key words highlighted.
   566. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4255957)
Why did the runners advance?


On the infield fly they can advance at their own risk. So once the ball drops they can run at will (and its a tag play, not a force).
   567. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4255958)
no TBS, the joke is the call, not the fans' behavior

It's a game. You don't throw beer bottles at the umpire, ever.


Why does this seem to be the minority opinion here?
   568. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4255959)
What will be especially annoying will be MLB's official insistence after the game that Holbrook made the right call.
   569. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4255960)
Gonna be a lot of Whitey Whackers on the field before this night is over.
   570. JE (Jason) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4255961)
Now that the debris has been cleaned up, can the stadium workers pay a visit to my living room?
   571. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4255962)
Why does this seem to be the minority opinion here?

Even with me being a really, really angry Brave fan right now, I also believe there is never any call to throw anything on the field.
   572. Wins Above Paul Westerberg Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4255963)
It's a game. You don't throw beer bottles at the umpire, ever.

What if it's a liquor bottle? And you're pretty sure Drew Pearson pushed off?
   573. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4255964)
It's a game. You don't throw beer bottles at the umpire, ever.


It's our patriotic duty to question and challenge authority.
   574. Posada Posse Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4255965)
The Outfield Infield Fly Game it'll be known as.


FTFY
   575. JE (Jason) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4255966)
God, I already hate that ad with the different guys going out and drinking Budweiser, by the end of the playoffs, I am going to just hate it.

Far more frightening is the Southern Comfort ad featuring that fat, hairy dude in a bikini. I can't believe he's going to be on our TV screens for the next three weeks.
   576. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4255967)
What will be especially annoying will be MLB's official insistence after the game that Holbrook made the right call.


It's already started:

MLB Network Radio ?@MLBNetworkRadio

Former MLB Umpire supervisor Jim McKean tells us that the infield fly rule was "the right call" tune in after the game to hear from him
   577. Dale H. Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4255968)
What will be especially annoying will be MLB's official insistence after the game that Holbrook made the right call.
And then the next day he'll admit that he got it wrong, and Selig will insist that was his opinion all along.
   578. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4255970)
I think MLB will say the same thing they said after the Jim Joyce call. I don't remember what it was, but I don't think they said it was the right call -- just that the call on the field would not be reversed.
   579. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4255972)
Playing the late innings of a playoff elimination game the home team's losing with garbage pelting the field is a baseball tradition.
   580. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4255973)
God, I already hate that ad with the different guys going out and drinking Budweiser, by the end of the playoffs, I am going to just hate it.

I've heard the same radio ad with a woman telling her boyfriend that she's looking up "the closer's ERA against right-handed hitters" on her Verizon phone at least four times already, and it's driving me slowly insane.
   581. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4255974)
2 infield flies and a K.
Nice pitching
   582. JE (Jason) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4255975)
Assuming the Braves do not make a comeback, I am thinking the Cardinals will not celebrate on the field of play but instead make a mad dash for the clubhouse.
   583. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4255976)
I don't want the Braves to win, but it'd be quite cool if Chipper can come to bat with a chance to tie the game.
   584. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4255978)
I agree nothing that could cause injury should be thrown. I disagree that nothing should be thrown. You pay your money, you have the expectation of fairness. Blatant incompetence and/or bias (not arguing the latter) can be met however you want. Like I say, I wouldn't have minded the fans storming the field and preventing completion of the game. Something needs to be done when umps are that bad and MLB has shown they won't do anything. If the umps can be that bad with no consequence, it's no longer a fair game.

Holbrook should be gone.
   585. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4255979)
Chipper cannot make the last out of the season. I will not permit it.
   586. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4255980)
Assuming the Braves do not make a comeback, I am thinking the Cardinals will not celebrate on the field of play but instead make a mad dash for the clubhouse.

Good.
   587. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4255981)
God, I already hate that ad with the different guys going out and drinking Budweiser, by the end of the playoffs, I am going to just hate it.
It's not that bad. And "Grab Some Buds" is a really great slogan.
   588. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4255982)
Assuming the Braves do not make a comeback, I am thinking the Cardinals will not celebrate on the field of play but instead make a mad dash for the xxxxxxxxx airport. (fixed)
   589. zachtoma Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4255983)
lol #581 thanks
   590. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4255984)
A friend of a facebook friend who was an MLB official scorer for 7 years says its the wrong call. No question.
   591. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4255985)

Chipper cannot make the last out of the season. I will not permit it.


Well not if its hit to his left.
   592. salvomania Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4255986)
What I want to know is, what the hell was Kozma doing?

Who peels off after calling for it the whole time, waving your arms, when the ball is 20 feet from hitting the ground? There's no way Holliday was saying "I got it"....
   593. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4255987)
And my prediction was that there wouldn't be fan riots until the A's lost to the Yankees in the ALCS.
   594. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:27 PM (#4255988)
Assuming the Braves do not make a comeback, I am thinking the Cardinals will not celebrate on the field of play but instead make a mad dash for the clubhouse.

Also a baseball tradition. Good to see Americans getting passionate again.
   595. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:27 PM (#4255990)
Maybe he misheard "Infield Fly, Batter Out!" for Holliday yelling, "I Got It!"
   596. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4255991)
Yeah, like MLB's gonna grant the protest and screw up their cutesy postseason schedule.
   597. greenback calls it soccer Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4255992)
What I want to know is, what the hell was Kozma doing?

Who peels off after calling for it the whole time, waving your arms, when the ball is 20 feet from hitting the ground? There's no way Holliday was saying "I got it"....

Considering Holliday's post-season history (2009 NLDS and Game 6), Holliday was probably yelling "You got it! You got it! You got it!" Kozma may have misunderstood that.
   598. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4255993)
Assuming the Braves do not make a comeback, I am thinking the Cardinals will not celebrate on the field of play but instead make a mad dash for the clubhouse.


Hopefully Yadier will be able to get there in time before the Tomahawk horde gets him.
   599. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4255994)
Maybe he misheard "Infield Fly, Batter Out!" for Holliday yelling, "I Got It!"
The call is actually "Infield Fly, if fair"
   600. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4255995)
MLB's twitter account said "we don't understand the infield fly rule either" until that play. Link.
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