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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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   601. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4255996)
get 'em Chipper
   602. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4255997)
Man, Chipper grew up in the same podunk Florida town my father did. His Dad was best friends with mine. I'm no Braves fan, but it's ugly to see his career end like this.
I hope he at least gets on...
   603. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4255998)
You're going to see more trash than grass if the Braves lose.
   604. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4255999)
Classy by Molina to give Chipper the stage.
   605. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4256000)
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.


I understand you're a pissed off Braves fan, and it's not fair that umpire stupidity might cost you a playoff trip. That said...

It's just a baseball game. The umpires aren't in cahoots against the Braves. It's totally pointless to throw ####, even if it's paper #### that can't hurt anyone. All it does is delay play and risk your team having to forfeit. It's not going to magically reverse the call or make the umpires become better umpires. Same thing with storming the field. I doubt that when you calm down you'll still think that storming the field would be a reasonable response to bad umpiring.
   606. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4256001)
Chipper being last out may be all that saves the Cardinals.
   607. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4256002)
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 [X ]
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 [ ]
   608. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4256003)
There have been plural Conradian plays: Uggla, Simmons, etc.
   609. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4256005)
Crowd seems resigned.
   610. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256006)
you missed "Blind and Stupid Umpires"
   611. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256007)
Schwing
   612. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256008)
HA!
   613. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256009)
There have been plural Conradian plays: Uggla, Simmons, etc.


Umpire.

I think the umpire gave Chipper the call, but who cares.
   614. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256010)
Oh thank god he was safe there. Would prevent total riot.
   615. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256011)
Man, that looked like they were TRYING to give Chipper that one.
   616. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256012)
There was no way in HELL Chipper was going to be called out on that play.
   617. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256013)
no way that is not scored a hit.
   618. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4256014)
That was a gift. But doesn't make up for it.
   619. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256015)
Yeah, Chipper was out there.
   620. greenback likes millwall, they don't care Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256016)
Man, that looked like they were TRYING to give Chipper that one.

Chipper Jones, Human Shield.
   621. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256017)
Larry was out.
   622. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256018)
Chipper not exactly hustling down the line there. And Dascalso has to know speed of the runner and make that play easier.
   623. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256019)
Automatic double for Freeman.
   624. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256020)
SHould have planted and thrown, would have been almost routine.

YES!!
   625. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256021)
It's just a baseball game. The umpires aren't in cahoots against the Braves. It's totally pointless to throw ####, even if it's paper #### that can't hurt anyone. All it does is delay play and risk your team having to forfeit. It's not going to magically reverse the call or make the umpires become better umpires. Same thing with storming the field. I doubt that when you calm down you'll think that storming the field would be a reasonable response to bad umpiring.

I'm pretty calm, Alan. I didn't really expect us to win and I don't think we would have, necessarily, if the right call was made.

But, yeah, fans should express anger at that ####. Every fall we get some terrible call taht affects a game. We all invest a lot of time and effort and many of us money. I don't think we should all just sit on our hands and give a library clap because the nice little man tried hard. If MLB will discipline their guys or have some sort of merit retention, then fine. They clearly don't give a ####. If the rules don't apply to the league and the guys on the field then they shouldn't apply to the rest of us.
   626. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4256023)
I think Chipper thought he was out. His body language sure looked like it.
Freeman!
C'mon, it's three run homer time
   627. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4256024)
Good thing there are two outs. Freeman could have had an infield fly rule call there
   628. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4256025)
Of course it comes down to Dan ####### Uggla.
   629. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4256026)
Tying run on one more time.

If the Braves lose this the focus is going to be on the infield fly. But the Braves have had opportunities in each of the last three innings. A loss would be pretty squarely on the offense's shoulders.
   630. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4256027)
Umps and MLB front office are the biggest Uggla fans right now.
   631. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4256028)
Quick! Someone hit Uggla with something.
   632. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4256029)
A loss would be pretty squarely on the offense's shoulders.


And their defense!
   633. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4256030)
re: 25:

So express anger. There's a big difference between booing loudly and longly and starting a mini-riot.
   634. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4256031)
And their defense!


This.
   635. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4256032)
If the Braves lose this the focus is going to be on the infield fly. But the Braves have had opportunities in each of the last three innings. A loss would be pretty squarely on the offense's shoulders.


That's what frustrates me the most about that call. All the talk tomorrow is going to be "Atlanta got screwed over by the umpires and the 1 game playoff system" when Atlanta's done a lot themselves to lose this game.
   636. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4256033)
I think Chipper thought he was out. His body language sure looked like it.

That's a question no one will ask Chipper tonight, tomorrow, or ever.
   637. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4256034)
GG, Braves.
   638. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4256035)
Nonsense. If you don't want fans involved, don't have them in the park. I'm sick and tired of imbeciles ####### things up and then when people get mad calling "civilization!"

   639. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4256036)
Wow, strike 2 was a great pitch.
   640. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4256037)
It has to be said, Chipper Jones career really couldn't end any other way besides a crushing playoff defeat.
   641. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4256038)
Game ended just on time.
   642. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4256039)

If the Braves lose this the focus is going to be on the infield fly. But the Braves have had opportunities in each of the last three innings. A loss would be pretty squarely on the offense's shoulders.

Yup, three errors and twelve menLOB. The call sucked but the Braves earned this loss.
   643. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4256040)
Bye Chipper. It was a helluva career.
You were fun to watch.
God, I am beginning to hate the Cards.

More importantly, now that the AAAA game is over, bring on the O's!
   644. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4256041)
Really hope the Nats take the Cards in 3.
   645. puck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4256042)
So express anger. There's a big difference between booing loudly and longly and starting a mini-riot.

So let us know when a mini-riot starts.
   646. greenback likes millwall, they don't care Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4256043)
If you don't want fans involved, don't have them in the park.

Throwing stuff on the field isn't standard behavior for spectators.
   647. DA Baracus is a "bloodthirsty fan of Atlanta." Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4256044)
Thanks for nothing Selig.
   648. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4256045)
Wow, strike 2 was a great pitch.


Sure was. Wow.
   649. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4256046)
Regardless of tonight, I'm proud of what the Braves accomplished this season. They brought a lot of misery on themselves last September, and they responded with an exceptional year. 94 wins is a damn good season, and a division-winning season in a lot of years.
   650. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4256047)
Really hope the Nats take the Cards in 3



Second that, Snapper......even more now
   651. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4256048)
So let us know when a mini-riot starts

Bunyon was saying he'd have had no problem with the fans storming the field, which I'd consider a mini-riot. What they actually did was simply inappropriate and boorish.

Still, sorry to all the Braves fans not named Sam. No one should have to watch their team lose like that.
   652. Posada Posse Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4256049)
Well, the playoffs are off to a flying start!
   653. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4256050)
Stolen Base (McClouth) [X]
   654. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4256051)
That's what frustrates me the most about that call. All the talk tomorrow is going to be "Atlanta got screwed over by the umpires and the 1 game playoff system" when Atlanta's done a lot themselves to lose this game.


As a Cardinal fan, get used to it. The Denkinger call is all about Denkinger nowadays and not the fact that it only set up the tying and go ahead run.
   655. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4256052)
Surprised Young is at first. That means they give up the DH if they have to move Napoli to C.
   656. greenback likes millwall, they don't care Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4256053)
Regardless of tonight, I'm proud of what the Braves accomplished this season. They brought a lot of misery on themselves last season...

Yes, they sure responded differently than the Red Sox did.
   657. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256054)
There was no "mini-riot" here. Thank God we had the voice of reason on the thread to counsel us ignorant Southerners.
   658. Esoteric Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256055)
Nice start for the O's!
   659. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256057)
Thank you for the horrid umps and this stupid playoff game, Bud.

Now where did I put my old Smiths albums....
   660. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256058)
Bunyon was saying he'd have had no problem with the fans storming the field, which I'd consider a mini-riot.

There was nothing more dangerous than an empty can thrown. That's not close to a riot.
   661. Posada Posse Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256059)
From the Infield Fly Game:

Brian McCann gets in the game [X]
   662. zachtoma Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256060)
That was an awful experience. I'm sick. I don't think I can watch any more baseball this weekend, at least.
   663. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4256061)
"Nah. A bottle wouldn't hurt me." -Matt Holliday
   664. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4256062)
Brian McCann gets in the game [X]


Got it. Edited it in.
   665. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4256063)
Surprised Young is at first. That means they give up the DH if they have to move Napoli to C.

Also, it means Michael Young is wearing a glove.
   666. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM (#4256064)
jack, you must have missed the post I made about 3 minutes later making it clear I don't actually think southerners are any worse than the rest of us.
   667. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM (#4256065)
There really needs to be a Craig Sager suit watch too. Although he's relatively subdued tonight.
   668. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM (#4256066)
And the Cardinals get to open the NLDS with two at home against a division winner. Nice job, Selig.
   669. toratoratora Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4256067)
I live in flipping Baltimore and all I can see is TBS showing the Cards celebrate. WTF?

Edited to add, Never mind, it's on TNT
   670. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4256068)
One run lead at any point for Orioles [X]
   671. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4256069)
what channel is the O's game on while TBS is doing the post-game BS?

edit
Oh, TNT.
   672. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4256070)
TNT.
   673. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4256071)
At the risk of being politically incorrect, why is Omar Vizquel doing analysis for MLB Network? I can barely understand him.
   674. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4256072)
TNT
   675. esseff Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4256073)
After noting the infield fly rage on the fifth page and without wading through the past two pages, I'd just like to say that the call was not only correct but is routine. The rule specifically says the call is made without regard to whether the ball is back on the grass, once the umpire determines an infielder can make the catch with ordinary effort.
   676. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4256074)
What fricking channel is the game on??? Why is TBS still on the NL game???
   677. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4256075)
I did say I'd have no problem with storming the field. And, really, I wouldn't. Certainly what was done was fine. "Inappropriate and boorish" are the kind of words a person in authority who has caused pain and suffering says to the whimpers of those he stepped on. If you want to charge people the money they're charging, the TV contracts they're demanding, you have to have better umps. Period. As I say, if MLB were an organization that you could reliably expect to deal with it, no "boorish" behavior would be necessary.

They aren't and it is.
   678. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4256076)
After noting the infield fly rage on the fifth page and without wading through the past two pages, I'd just like to say that the call was not only correct but is routine. The rule specifically says the call is made without regard to whether the ball is back on the grass, once the umpire determines an infielder can make the catch with ordinary effort.

It's still wrong according to what I understand the spirit of the rule to be, which is to prevent teams from turning cheap double plays by dropping pop-ups. There was no chance of that happening there.
   679. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4256077)
Not to mention the IF fly was called at the absolute last second. That just isn't done.
   680. SOLockwood Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4256079)
Holbrook (LF ump) is the same one who ejected Greinke after 4 pitches.
   681. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4256080)
Okay, Saunders is coming in. Grabbing oxygen mask. *BREATHES*
   682. SoSH U at work Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4256081)
On the bright side, this play may provide much-needed momentum for my wildly unpopular "get rid of the infield fly rule" campaign.

   683. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4256083)
Clean out your lockers, dust off the golf clubs, and save a seat for Larry at Hooters, tomahawk-choppers; you're done.
   684. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4256085)
Time to get Johnson up.
   685. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4256086)
I'd just like to say that the call was not only correct but is routine. The rule specifically says the call is made without regard to whether the ball is back on the grass, once the umpire determines an infielder can make the catch with ordinary effort.


From the rule book - 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. If the ball is near the baselines, the umpire shall declare “Infield Fly, if Fair.” There was nothing immediate about that call.
   686. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4256087)
I'd just like to say that the call was not only correct but is routine.


Out of a hundred times that ball is hit, how many times is that call made?
   687. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4256088)
once the umpire determines an infielder can make the catch with ordinary effort.

Which is when the ball is 30 feet from the ground and the infielder is ducking for cover?

In any case, that is not an "ordinary effort" fly ball. Those fall in routinely if the OF doesn't get there.
   688. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4256089)
I missed the infield fly fiasco because I had to go out for a sec. I just rewound and watched. Wow. What a horrible call. An umpire inserting himself into a game in the worst way. Plus, it got Mott into the game early.
   689. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4256090)
678 - It's wrong, too, in when it was called. Ridiculously late when it should be called immediately, and there was no ####### reason to call it immediately.
   690. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4256091)
Throwing strikes is considered good right?
   691. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4256092)
The 3-0 gift is one of the most annoying things in baseball.
   692. SoSH U at work Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4256093)
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.


That doesn't actually require the call be made immediately, only that the call be made as soon as it becomes apparent to the umpires that the ball is an infield fly (not saying that it was applied accurately in this case, only that the rulebook doesn't require the umpires call it right away).

   693. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4256094)
Joey, I actually do hope the Nats win. But you clearly don't recognize when you're up against MLB's most-favored team karma. It's going to be Cards/Yanks in the Series. Holbrook will probably get a bonus.*


* Seriously, I'm pissed - about the call and the state of MLB umpiring generally - but that call did NOT cost the Braves the game. It didn't help but, one out bases loaded has hardly been the Braves finest hour recently.
   694. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4256095)
Not that I expected any different, but the Braves protest has been denied by MLB.

Sigh.
   695. Posada Posse Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4256096)
Mr. Saunders won't be in this game very long if he keeps it up. That 3-0 was a ball!
   696. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4256097)
Oh crap. Oh crap.
   697. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:55 PM (#4256099)
Some boo birds out for Messiah Hamilton.
   698. esseff Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM (#4256100)
Everybody, next time you attend a game in person (not watching on TV, cuz they won't show all the umpires during a play), watch how the infield fly is called. It's not called until the moment the umpire has determined that the infielder can catch the ball with ordinary effort. It's routinely called the way it was today -- i.e., once the umpire sees the player is in position to make the catch. It isn't called while the infielder is still running to get under the ball.

(btw, the rule even states that if the outfielder calls off the infielder to catch the ball, the infield fly is still called if the umpire believes the infielder COULD catch it.)

And, yeah, I know I'm a choir of one.
   699. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM (#4256101)
actually, SoSH, we can dispute that. It says, "when it seems apparent that ... " if you wait until the infielder is under it, it no longer seems apparent. it IS apparent.
   700. bunyon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM (#4256102)
Not that I expected any different, but the Braves protest has been denied by MLB.

I'd be fine if someone would throw a cup at Joe Torre, too. On general principles.
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