G-Man wrote:I remember one of the first things I ever learned playing little league was how to CALL PEOPLE OFF to avoid collisions, dropped balls, etc. maybe this simple notion gets lost along the way somewhere????
Sure that's easy when it's a lazy fly ball between 2 fielders.
You don't CALL PEOPLE OFF if you can't get to the ball.
Both players "have" to go hard after the ball. As everyone knows, it's the outfielders ball if he can get there. In this case, he couldn't have quite made it and likely never did call for the ball. Harris made an incredible catch to get to the ball but because both guys are running full out for a ball that's in the exact perfect spot for a collision it's unavoidable.