WhiteHot wrote:I saw the game. He robbed a double. There is no way in hell that would've got over the wall. It probably would've hit the middle of the fence. I'm not taking anything away from Torii, but it was DEFINITELY not going to be a home run.
Baseball Tonight/SC will confirm this.
I agree it was close, however double, homer, or whatever it was a great grab that only a few guys would of even been to the track or let alone get a glove on, Thome blasted it...
He slowed down considerably for the ball. It was a decent catch, but there was NO reason to jump like that. If he didn't slow down, it would've been a warning track fly ball. The ball would've hit the middle of the fence had he fallen down or something, but I'm sure most fielders wouldn't showboat like this.
I'm sorry, but I've seen some amazing catches. This one was done purely so that he could get on sportscenter. There was NO reason to jump. He slowed down, shuffled his feet a few times, then inexplicably leaped towards the wall.