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NL WC: Umps call infield fly rule on Simmons’ popup

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10/5/12: The umpires call the infield fly rule on a popup by Andrelton Simmons, causing the game to be played under protest by the Braves

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52 Comments

  1. Should this have been called an infield fly? I could go either way on it.If you read the actual rule, it states “any fair fly ball, excluding a line drive or bunt, which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort when first and second or first, second and third base are occupied, before two men are out.”The rule does not specify whether the fly ball has to be within the infield or not. It’s at the umpires discretion. Clearly, the infielder was able to get to the ball with ordinary effort and could have made the catch without spectacular effort. By definition of the rule from the umpires perspective, it could be considered the right call.As a Braves fan, that really hurts to say. But unfortunately, the rule does not state the fly ball needs to stay within the infield, only that an infielder should be able to make the play.Also, even if the call wasn’t made, who knows if the Braves even manage to come back? They were facing a 3 run deficit with 5 outs left to work with.

  2. People on here defending the call are something else. They’re just autistic and can’t understand nuance.

  3. So the umpire in the outfield called an infield fly rule. got it.

  4. An outfield umpire, should NOT be calling in field fly

  5. an infield fly is a fly ball which an infielder could catch with reasonable effort. Here this infielder could have caught this ball with reasonable effort had he not misjudged the ball. The rule is there to protect the runners on base so they don't have to decide whether to tag up in case the ball is caught and also be forced t o advance if the ball is intentionally or unintentionally dropped. It has to be called right away to protect the runners in the dilemma by letting them know that they are not forced to run. This is a good call. The shortstop could have easily caught that ball had he not misjudged it.

  6. Being there made it ten times worse. I drank entirely too much

  7. “An infield fly is any fair fly ball (not including a line drive or a bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort when first and second or first, second and third base are occupied, before two men are out.”His effort could be seen as appropriate given the speed at which he approached the ball, but his positioning says otherwise – if Kozma never went after the ball, it wouldn’t be considered an infield fly

  8. People saying this is definitionally within the bounds of the infield fly rule are full of it. The whole point is that it should be within the bounds of an ordinary popup that an infielder can get to within normal circumstances. This was so extra-ordinary that the infielder went far back enough that he believed the left fielder was going to be the one fielding it. It should not fall within the infield fly rule for that alone. It's absurd.

  9. Outfield umpires should not be making infield calls.

  10. I know I’m 10 years late, but I don’t understand the controversy. It’s a crystal clear infield fly rule call. (1) men in 1st and 2nd (2) less than two outs (3) fly ball (4) could be caught be infielder with ordinary effort. Should have been called by the umpire immediately, before the miscommunication even happened.

  11. I’m a Mets fan and this call pissed me off in the moment

  12. Let's say he dropped this on purpose…. is there in anyway possible to be able to pick it up and throw the ball to 3rd then 2nd base for a double play? That's what the infield fly rule is for, to protect the runners from an easy double play. I dont see that being a possibility here at all. The ball is too far out to be considered an infield fly.I was there, and I can say for a fact I'm not embarrassed. Watching this still pisses me off to this day.

  13. Careful with that rulebook, it's an antique….

  14. Horrible call and a very late infield fly call they were not camped out there and way too deep

  15. @2:58 dude clearly sees that it's halfway in the outfield before making the call. Anyone wanna check his betting history that night?

  16. I been watching baseball a lotta years remember this live and thought it was the wrong call. Still think it’s the wrong call

  17. The call was correct. Read the rule. Infielder catching a fly ball in fair territory with runners on. Kozma wasn't sprinting as hard as he could or turned around trying to catch it. It also doesnt matter if they catch the ball or not. Doesnt matter how deep it is. An outfielder can also catch it if he's able to. Runners have to tag.

  18. After this game, the infield fly rule should have been amended to not automatically call the batter out unless the ball was caught, but to just remove the force play for all baserunners. If the fielder catches the ball, the batter is out as before. If the fielder makes an error and the ball drops such as in this case, everyone should advance safely.

  19. I personally think the MLB has to edit the infield fly rule. Make it where the ball has to be caught for it to count. If it is ruled an infield fly, if it is not caught, all runners advance to the next base.

  20. I personally think the MLB has to edit the infield fly rule. Make it where the ball has to be caught for it to count. If it is ruled an infield fly, if it is not caught, all runners advance to the next base.

  21. I like these announcers, but they clearly don't know the rules here.

  22. None of us are embarrassed. This call was bullshit.

  23. None of us are embarrassed. This call was bullshit.

  24. Honestly one of the blue called an infield fly, one didn't. Lol.

  25. Honestly one of the blue called an infield fly, one didn't. Lol.

  26. I remember being at this game and I instantly hated water and threw my bottle onto the field…..
    It was truly a terrible call.

  27. I remember being at this game and I instantly hated water and threw my bottle onto the field…..
    It was truly a terrible call.

  28. I like these announcers, but they clearly don't know the rules here.

  29. One time when I was in high school, we had a game where we had bases loaded with no outs. The batter hit a pop up right in front of the catcher and he missed it and it landed fair, but the umpires didn’t see infield fly, so our runners ran and the catcher stopped on home for the force out. Then our coach was telling the umpire that’s supposed to be an infield fly, because if they said it and our runners still ran, he would’ve been safe at home since it would no longer be a force out. Then the umpire said he did say it, even though everyone on the field knows he didn’t, including the other team. But then the umpire said the run doesn’t score because the catcher tagged him which he did not. So it ended up being a double play when it should’ve been a run scored with one out

  30. If the Dallas Cowboys were a baseball team, this is how their would end😂😂😂

  31. i had no problem with this until i saw the timing — the infield fly was called essentially as the ball was hitting the ground and it was clear the infielder didn't have it.

  32. Don't make blatantly bad calls and you won't get hit with debris, dumbasses!!!

  33. Its not embarassing at all when fans throw things on the field. Its downright entertaining. Deserved in this case. I don't think many people are sitting on their high horse thinking 'oh my god this is so outrageous that they are pissed off and supporting their team during a clear injustice'

  34. This is certainly arguably the right call, caught by an infielder by ordinary effort, called when he's basically under the ball, this definitely isn't clear cut wrong, could argue it's wrong but also arguably right.

  35. Who’s here after they did it again against the Phillies in 2023?

  36. Omg the umps just called a horrible call again 🤬🤬🤬🤬

  37. For all of you wannabe rules experts- read the rule. Ordinary effort by an infielder is the key component for infield fly rule. The rule is in place to protect baserunners. There is no part of the rule that states a fly ball can be too deep as the ignorant homer broadcaster pontificated. Shortstop was under control and calling for the ball with his chest toward home plate. That’s an infield fly.

  38. I will always be amused by how the announcers and reporters act like these types of things are frontline combat 🤣

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