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Wild-card game stopped after call
« on: October 05, 2012, 08:59:36 PM »

Wild-card game stopped after call

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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves played their NL wild-card playoff game at Turner Field under protest after fans littered the field with trash over a disputed infield fly call that led to a 19-minute delay.

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Trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning Friday, the Braves appeared to catch a break when a fly ball to short left field dropped between St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma and left fielder Matt Holliday after a mix-up over who had it.

But just before the ball dropped, left-field umpire Sam Holbrook signaled an automatic out because of the infield fly rule, designed to prevent a team from intentionally dropping a popup in order to get extra outs with more than one runner on base.

Instead of Atlanta having the bases loaded with one out, Andrelton Simmons was called out. The fans immediately started hurling cups and trash, covering the field.


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Re: Wild-card game stopped after call
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »
That was  a blown call.  No way the infield fly rule applies to a pop-up to short left field.
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Re: Wild-card game stopped after call
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 10:09:56 PM »
 That was a terrible call...you never know what would have happened (Atlanta might still have lost), but the call was awful, one of the worst I've seen.  The shortstop would have had to make an extraordinary catch (it was the left fielder's ball, unless he was playing near the warning track), the ball landed 80 feet into the outfield grass.
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Re: Wild-card game stopped after call
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 10:13:48 PM »

ATLANTA BASEBALL FANS TRASH FIELD AFTER 'BAD' CALL...


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Re: Wild-card game stopped after call
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 10:14:57 PM »
Why the 19 minute delay??  Was it Obama or the Lingerie Football Refs doing the review...???

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Re: Wild-card game stopped after call
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 10:19:31 PM »
Why the 19 minute delay??  Was it Obama or the Lingerie Football Refs doing the review...???

Fans throwing stuff for 19+ minutes

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Re: Wild-card game stopped after call
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 07:52:35 AM »
So, were these replacement refs?  Just kidding...sheeesh, let them play, Infield Fly Rule oughtta apply to the infield and that was pretty far into the outfield.

Tough break for the A-Braves, but delaying the game becuz of fans trashing the field?

...not kosher, Atlanta. :nono:

Buddy.....they should have set fire to the place.

You play 162 damned games for that?

Should have been bases loaded and one out.

Furthermore, how do those runner advance to 2nd and 3rd base if the infield fly rule was called?
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