This is an actual screen grab from the Cardinals v Braves wildcard playoff game.
I mean, I can totally see why the ump thought it was an infield fly.
That ball was coming down right on top of Cardinal shortstop Pete Kozma's head, and clearly still WAY in the infield.
I guess the ump raised his hand a little late, which got alot of people pretty mad judging from the amount of crap they threw onto the field.
Okay, just kidding.
What a godAWFUL call.
What is it with the guys in charge of impartial judgement making horrible calls everywhere?
The Green Bay call a couple weeks ago comes to mind.
Okay, actually that was an AWESOME call from a simple caveman who mistakenly found himself in the middle of a professional football game on television with millions of people watching, but there is kind of a similarity there, right?
And besides the actual bad call, here's what else is similar: the team that got hosed made HORRIBLE mistakes too.
The Packer's db shoulda smacked the ball to the ground rather than try to intercept.
Your Pee Wee league coach will tell you that.
The Braves gave this game away with their horrible fielding.
But how the Cardinals keep on winning these things is the real crime.
After the last out, did you see them run off the field like kids that just accidentally busted somebody's front window?
I am putting all my faith in the Washington Nats to properly police this situation.
Lastly, my buddy Oif.
Today I say, "I hated this wildcard stuff when it first came out, but now I'm kind of excited about it."
Oif is as die hard a Cub fan as you'll ever meet, and his long memory and feeling of Cub insecurity is worn on his sleeve like a loud cufflink.
1969 is still playing right before his eyes.
So anyway, in response to my admission above, he says, "I don't like it. Imagine the Cubs winning 104 games and STILL coming in second in the Central. That would be just like the Cubs, right? Their best record in a million years. And they have to play a one game series. And at the end of the first they're down by 5. I'd kill myself."
I fell out of my chair, laughing.
One thing at a time, brother.