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Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:04 am

"ordinary effort" and "immediately declare"

that play was not ordinary, and the call was made way too late. if you think that call was anything but insanely awful and a misuse of the rule, you are insane.
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Postby lastingsgriller » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:05 am

O's-Nats beltway series! Who is ready for this?!? I bet when the season started you don't know anyone that was saying, "this season is all gonna come down to who is more crazy-awesome, Bryce Harper or Chris Davis?"
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10/5 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby lastingsgriller » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:12 am

Also, the play with the umps was right. Stupid? Yes. Unfortunate? Yes. Awkward? Extremely. But, the right call? Yep. Whateves. Stupid play-in game anyways. Lets start the real playoffs now.
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Re: 10/5 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby benb18a » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:23 am

Wow. BRB, gonna advise Roenicke to put his SS into the shallow outfield so that any error made in left or center field is considered an out.

Either that, or the MLB needs to revise this rule. I'm sorry, but if a ball is deep enough where it lands about 3/4 of the distance between third base and the left fielder...it is NOT an INFIELD play. This is the most asinine display of a ridiculous and retarded rule I have seen in sports since the Calvin Johnson TD robbery against the Bears. At some point common sense needs to be worked into the equation. I mean there are some warning track popups that hang so long it could be considered an infield fly, based on this completely stupid rule.
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Re: 10/5 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:05 am

benb18a wrote:Wow. BRB, gonna advise Roenicke to put his SS into the shallow outfield so that any error made in left or center field is considered an out.

Either that, or the MLB needs to revise this rule. I'm sorry, but if a ball is deep enough where it lands about 3/4 of the distance between third base and the left fielder...it is NOT an INFIELD play. This is the most asinine display of a ridiculous and retarded rule I have seen in sports since the Calvin Johnson TD robbery against the Bears. At some point common sense needs to be worked into the equation. I mean there are some warning track popups that hang so long it could be considered an infield fly, based on this completely stupid rule.
It seems more like they should just change the name of the rule, since that seems to be what is tripping people up. Aside from the fact that it was called way late, it seems to have been called by the letter of the law, depending on whether or not you think the SS could have caught it using "ordinary effort".

Ordinary Effort, via Wikipedia's entry on Infield Fly - Any fair fly ball that could have been caught by an infielder with ordinary effort is covered by the rule, regardless of where the ball is caught. The ball need not be caught by an infielder, nor must it be caught in the infield. For example, if an infielder retreats to the outfield in an effort to catch a fly ball with ordinary effort, the infield fly rule is invoked, even if an outfielder ultimately caught the ball, and even if no infielder attempted to make a play on the ball. Similarly, a fly ball within the infield that could have been caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, but is caught by an outfielder, would also be covered by the rule.
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Re: 10/5 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby ayebatter » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:52 am

Saturday, October 6th

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(R) Jarrod Parker (0-0) vs. (R) Justin Verlander (0-0)

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Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants
(R) Johnny Cueto (0-0) vs. (R) Matt Cain (0-0)
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Re: 10/5 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby m16a » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:13 am

ayebatter wrote:Saturday, October 6th

AL

Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers
(R) Jarrod Parker (0-0) vs. (R) Justin Verlander (0-0)

NL

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants
(R) Johnny Cueto (0-0) vs. (R) Matt Cain (0-0)


That game. That game right there. That is gonna be a fun game.
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Re: 10/6 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:52 am

Anyone else think Oakland is going to pull this series off?
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Re: 10/6 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:55 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Anyone else think Oakland is going to pull this series off?


I do.
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Re: 10/6 Cheering/Venting PLAYOFFS !!

Postby ayebatter » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:09 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Anyone else think Oakland is going to pull this series off?


I do.



I don't.
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