• Braves Fans Attack Umpires With Garbage After Worst Infield Fly Call Ever

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Oct 6, 2012
    The Braves petitioned to play the game under protest, arguing umpires did not interpret the infield fly rule properly. Given the way umpires called the play, it sounds like the line is more than accurate enough. The MLB rulebook defines an infield fly rule as a fly that an infielder can catch with an "ordinary effort" and there's just too much room for judgment and interpretation in that. The pitcher, catcher and any outfielder who stations himself in the infield on the play shall be considered infielders...
    Source: deadspin.com
  • Harold Reynolds had a good explanation of why the infield fly rule call was a correct one (Video)

    Your browser does not support iframes. When all the Turner Field trash throwing and Internet outrage had subsided on Friday night, MLB Network's Harold Reynolds offered a detailed and measured explanation of why he thought left field umpire Sam Holbrook…
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    • Bad infield fly rule call mars Cardinals victory over Braves in NL wild card game

      It only took eight innings for baseball's umpires to register the worst call of the postseason and the Atlanta Braves paid a big price for it in their 6-3 National League wild card loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. With one out in the eighth inning and r…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • MLB Removed The Phrase "We Don't Understand The Infield Fly Rule" From Its Twitter Profile

      Major League Baseball quietly edited its Twitter profile in the moments after the infield fly debacle in Atlanta tonight, removing the line "We don't understand the infield fly rule, either" from its description. More »
      Source: deadspin.com
    • NL wild-card game halted as fans protest call

      The NL wild-card game at Turner Field has been halted after Atlanta fans littered the field with trash over a disputed infield fly call.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • USA Today Just Couldn't Wait To Troll Braves Fans And Everyone Else About That Call Last Night

    Like the call that handed the Seahawks the win over the Packers two Mondays ago, the ruling in the Braves-Cardinals death match was complex enough to trip up the layman. The call on Golden Tate's "touchdown" could, if you squinted, have been j…
    Source: deadspin.com

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