Oh man, I was scrolling through channels during lunch and I went to take a bite so it stopped on First and Ten. It was only there for three or four seconds but it was long enough for me to hear all four idiots on the screen agreeing that Trout is getting lots of publicity because he's white and Cabrera isn't getting the pub a triple crown deserves because he's Latino.
I'm wouldn't be upset at all upset if the Braves got swept in the NLDS to anyone, but the fact that THIS game is going to be Chipper's last is just heartbreaking. I don't care if we come back and win the World Series next year, it just won't be the same without the heart and soul of this team.
The Braves shot themselves in the foot first. We shouldn't forget that. But this is salt in the wound... (+ ruined a potential positive outcome..)
I don't know how anyone can say they don't know about that call. If you look at the replay, the ball was already in between the two Cardinals when the hand was raised. There's no way in hell that that was an infield fly, lol.
The outfield is part of the problem. It can be in the outfield grass, but not that far deep. The rule is designed to protect the runners from the ball being dropped on purpose and the defense turning a double play. There was no way in hell for a double play to have been turned that far out in the outfield. Thus, camped or not, the infield fly rule should have not been in effect.
And though the call was totally wrong, I am not in support of a redo. You can't give the Braves another shot at it in my opinion. Especially if the Braves get another shot and tie it up. The hell would the Cards feel? Not to mention the pitching used and the extra time needed to play and everything would not be good at all.
But in my opinion, that was a pretty damn good game. It was close throughout, can't wish for more than that in an elimination game. Hoping the next one will be just as exciting.
Sigh, and the sad part about this is that this game won't be remembered as Chipper's last game, it'll be known as the "Outfield Fly Rule Game"
Seriously, I live in Atlanta(didn't go to the game though) and was pissed off I had to wait 20 minutes for the game to continue. First of all, the call was wrong, lets get that. It was called WAY to late, so it shouldn't have been called an Infield Fly. Its Based Loaded w/ 1 out. However, the ump made the call, and idk why the fans were so mad. They were still down 6-3, and a double play, 2 consecutive strikeouts, ANYTHING, could have ended that inning without anyone scoring. THIS CALL DID NOT COST THE ATLANTA BRAVES THIS GAME! What they needed to do was catch the damn ball. 3 errors by the games best defense, with only TWO of the runs being earned (Should be one, the Holiday homer, but w/e). If they catch the ball and not throw it away, they win 3-1, and they wouldn't have to deal with this call and the controversy that follows. The Braves made themselves lose, and now they're using that call as a scapegoat for their horrible play. Maybe, if they didn't leave 12 Runners on Base, they would have won. Maybe, if they didn't go 1-9 with RISP, they would have won. Maybe, if they executed, they would have won. But nope, now we'll hear about this for DAYS.
However, at least Chipper got a hit in last AB, nice way for him to go out. Wish the Cardinals had at least given him some respect before running off the field like they did, but I do understand considering the dumbasses at Turner Field.
Good Luck to the Cardinals, they played better and in the end they won this game.