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Infield fly rule: Disputed call causes near-
riot at Cardinals-Braves wild-card playoff

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/6/2012 10:08:13 AM

ATLANTA — Andrelton Simmons lifted a pop fly into shallow left field. Not a hard-hit ball, by any means, but at least 50 feet beyond the infield. St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma drifted back, throwing up his hand in that universal baseball gesture, "I've got it." Only one problem. Right before the ball came down, the rookie veered out of the way, apparently thinking left fielder Matt Holliday was going to take it. The ball dropped harmlessly in the grass. The crowd roared, thinking the Atlanta Braves had loaded the bases with one out. Only one problem.

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Quirky rules can sometimes leave fans bewildered. I don't think the Infield Fly should have been called in this case.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/6/2012 10:15:13 AM     (No. 8913989)

Yet more proof that the Umpires Union is corrupt and inept. That ball was 40feet into the outfield. But what really hacked me off was the puke announces chastising the fans for showing their displeasure, even while claiming it was a bad call. Okay, maybe they shouldn't have thrown things. However, it is the fans who pay for tickets, buy the products and make it possible for ML Sports to be possible. Clearly we have seen yet another reason to get rid of UNION Ump's and Refs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rarebear, 10/6/2012 10:15:43 AM     (No. 8913991)

It was a legit call. The pop fly was a "can of corn" play for the short stop. The rule is there to protect the offender, not the defense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/6/2012 10:21:12 AM     (No. 8914003)

If a player hits a home run and the infield fly rule is invoked does that negate the home run? Basically, the call was wrong and the officials went into CYA mode. But, I'm not for instant replay with baseball. It's already slow enough.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tylertexan, 10/6/2012 10:37:51 AM     (No. 8914024)

I believe it could have been a legitimate call, but the timing is what made it illegitimate. An infield fly must be called immediately, if anything for the baserunners to know the situation.

The umpire called it extremely late. According to MLB Rule 2.00, the rule was misapplied.

Misapplication of the rule meant the Braves had a legitimate right to play under protest. But, it's up to MLB to decide, and the decision was to let the call stand.

With so much on the line, I could understand the fans actions, but I did not approve of them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: viking diver, 10/6/2012 10:39:48 AM     (No. 8914031)

is baseball still going I thought it was football season.... yawnnnn
with all that is going on in this world right now, the fans react to a bad call. to bad they don't react to a bad president telling lies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tennisbum, 10/6/2012 10:40:15 AM     (No. 8914033)

Let's come up with some more goofy rules.

1- If a batter spits more than once while at bat, he's out.
2- If a batter scratches himself more than once while at bat, he's out.
3- If a batter steps out of the box more than once, he's out.
4- Only one visit by catcher to pitcher per inning otherwise the side is retired.
5- Only a corpulent umpire can call the balls and strikes..minimum weight 300lbs. (He gets tired of standing so he calls more strikes so the game is over sooner).
6- Any ball thrown by the pitcher that doesn't hit the backstop on the fly is considered a strike whether or not the batter swings. Everything is a strike zone except the backstop.

Probably some other new rules that would speed up the glacial pace of the game.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/6/2012 10:43:05 AM     (No. 8914036)

The Shallow Left Field Fly Rule.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: asu86pe, 10/6/2012 10:54:24 AM     (No. 8914067)

I as an Umpire say,

An infield flyball is called to avoid the intensional dropped ball with the bases loaded WHEN (and this is key) the - INTENTIONALLY - dropped ball forces the runners to leave the protection of the base giving the defense easy 2 or 3 forced outs.


1. I'm not a Card's fan!

2. It wasn't an infield fly!

An infield flyball falls or would fall in front of a shortstop and that one clearly fell behind the shortstop.......NOT an infield fly{PERIOD}.

SUPER CRAPPY CALL!



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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 10/6/2012 11:09:12 AM     (No. 8914091)

Once again, as in the Packers-Seahawks call, we are reminded that sports are entertainment and not to be taken more seriously than that. Umpires and refs are human, subject to all of the errors and influences that implies. Wherever there are "calls" there will be bad calls. Champions simply never let things get to the point where a few bad calls affect the outcome.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 10/6/2012 11:18:27 AM     (No. 8914109)

the umpire who made the call was one of the two extra umps working the outfield - I don't think it was his call to make - should have been the ump near third base - right?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 10/6/2012 11:29:18 AM     (No. 8914139)

An infield fly ball that landed in the outfield? Bad call.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/6/2012 11:51:39 AM     (No. 8914186)

As an Astros fan, I have no skin in the game. I'm with the other posters who say it shouldn't have been called.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 10/6/2012 12:27:13 PM     (No. 8914266)

It doesn't matter where the ball is, it matters whether the infielder, in the umpire's judgment, can catch it with ordinary effort. He was there and under it; he could have made the catch, but pulled off.

A judgement call, but not a wrong call.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 10/6/2012 12:49:12 PM     (No. 8914306)

ok, my user name gives me away, but it was not a bad call. read the rule - the ball doesn't have to come down in the infield.

Some said that call should not have been made in a playoff game but this is not the NBA where the rules change in the final 2 minutes. Had the ball bounced right to Holliday and he was able to start a double play the Braves fans would be screaming that they should have called the infield fly rule. They said he called it late, but he called it when the infielder was in a position to catch the ball - he had no idea the ball wasn't going to be caught.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cgood, 10/6/2012 12:49:25 PM     (No. 8914309)

I was born a Cardinals fan, but understand the frustration of the Braves fans. Apparently, the ump called the in field fly rule concurrent with the Cards players experiencing a little confusion on the field. That made it appear that the hitter was called out when he really should have gotten a hit. HOWEVER, when the ump invoked the rule he halted what would have naturally followed the missed fly ball - the batter would have advanced to first, but the lead runner would have been thrown out a third. Still two outs, but runners on first and second. Inexplicably, the infield fly rule was called, but the runners still advanced. Weird all around.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kab19, 10/6/2012 12:50:39 PM     (No. 8914311)

#13 is exactly right. According to the rule, it makes no difference where the play was made (or not made); all that matters is that the umpire judged it to be a fly ball that could be caught be an infielder with ordinary effort.

There is also nothing in the rule about which umpire's call it is to make or even whether the intent is to keep the fielder from intentionally dropping the ball and creating an easy double-play opportunity.

As for the timing of it, yes the rule does say it should be called immediately - but not immediately after the ball is hit, but immediately after the umpire has made the judgment that it is a ball that an infielder could make with ordinary effort. In this case, the umpire did not make that judgment until the ball had reached its apex, which took quite a while. The reality here is that the timing of the call did not hurt the Braves, if anything it helped them, since the runners easily advanced bases when the ball wasn't caught (because they were half-way there before the call); if it had been called right away, they likely would have stayed on their bases.

The bottom line is that it is a judgment call, and, since the umpire judged it a ball that could be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, it was called absolutely correctly. The only disagreement one could have is with the judgment that it could not have been caught by an infielder with ordinary effort. If that's what someone thinks, fine, but, there should be no dispute with how the rule was applied.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: NoodlesNoodlemann, 10/6/2012 1:14:16 PM     (No. 8914367)

Call was correct. Read the rule. Braves fans should stop whining. Chipper let them down.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tedinmich, 10/6/2012 1:38:52 PM     (No. 8914416)

Some of you posters should listen to what Chipper and other Braves players said about the incident. Words to the effect that the play of some Braves not the disputed call cost them the game!!!!!

Go Tigers and Verlander, the best pitcher & Miggy the MVP in the American League!!! Ted in Mich.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Glsmith36, 10/6/2012 1:50:38 PM     (No. 8914431)

KAB19 you have it right. Thanks for beating me to it.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/6/2012 1:52:48 PM     (No. 8914433)

I am not a baseball fan. It is too slow for me. While dangerous to say among all these fans, I think digital tv closeups and weight gains have not made baseball or basketball attractive games to watch.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/6/2012 2:08:39 PM     (No. 8914457)

Braves fan/Cardinals hater here. I thought the call was iffy, but it is a judgment call, so I could go with it except that it was a late call (as in, just before the ball touched the ground).

Bottom line, the bad call didn't matter. I've seen Little Leaguers play better than the Braves played last night. They didn't deserve to win the game. Bottom line was the players stunk, the fans stunk (I can't believe that ludicrous display), the call borderline stunk, and as always, MLB/Selig stunk. And MLB have those boobs Joe Torre and Joe Garagiola as VPs? Good grief. This is why I prefer watching college or high school baseball. I'm a purist and they just love playing the game.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/6/2012 2:18:14 PM     (No. 8914463)

I have never liked the rule and figure if it allows a double or triple play that is just too bad for the team batting.

IOW, why shouldn't they suffer the consequences of hitting the ball?

But the rule does exist and last night it was used correctly. The ball would have been caught with an ordinary effort. And those on the field knew it and acted accordingly.

I do see the other side of the argument. Baseball tries to prevent deceptions and tricks. Balks, hidden balls, etc. The infield fly rule prevents a trick.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: daddyo, 10/6/2012 2:37:03 PM     (No. 8914488)

As an umpire i would never call infield fly rule until the fielder was under the ball.. that never happened. The ump blew it but a judgement call will not be overturned on appeal

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Reply 24 - Posted by: blizzard, 10/6/2012 2:44:36 PM     (No. 8914495)

Learn the rule before making stupid, uniformed comments.

An INFIELD FLY is a fair fly ball (not including a line drive nor an attempted bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second and third bases are occupied, before two are out.
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.”
The ball is alive and runners may advance at the risk of the ball being caught, or retouch and advance after the ball is touched, the same as on any fly ball.
If a declared Infield Fly falls untouched to the ground outside the baseline, and bounces fair before passing first or third base, it is an Infield Fly.
Rule 2.00 (Infield Fly) Comment: On the infield fly rule the umpire is to rule whether the ball could ordinarily have been handled by an infielder—not by some arbitrary limitation such as the grass, or the base lines. The umpire must rule also that a ball is an infield fly, even if handled by an outfielder, if, in the umpire’s judgment, the ball could have been as easily handled by an infielder. The infield fly is in no sense to be considered an appeal play. The umpire’s judgment must govern, and the decision should be made immediately.
When an infield fly rule is called, runners may advance at their own risk. If on an infield fly rule, the infielder intentionally drops a fair ball, the ball remains in play despite the provisions of Rule 6.05 (L). The infield fly rule takes precedence.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: blizzard, 10/6/2012 2:58:49 PM     (No. 8914514)

Watch this video by former major leaguer Harold Reynolds explaining why the call was correct: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=25339817&topic_id=7417714

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/6/2012 7:00:58 PM     (No. 8914869)

This was definitely an Obie move...I've got it...I've got it, then to avoid blame he moves out of the way and it falls on the ground...How typical!

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

Victory for Nevada´s last rancher!
Federal government backs down and
says it will NOT try to seize cattle from
cowboy at the centre of armed showdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/12/2014 2:34:02 PM     Post Reply
The last rancher in southern Nevada has won his battle to graze cows on public land after a week-long stand off with federal agents. The Bureau of Land Management today said it would stop trying to seize the cattle of Cliven Bundy after armed militia members today continuing to gather in Nevada in a confrontation with federal agents. BLM Director Neil Kornze said: ´Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of


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