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Doughhead wrote:Yes, I'm a Matt Cain owner and I got royally screwed when Finley played what should have been a line-drive DP into a bag of hammers. He ended up getting charged with three ERs on a play that Finley (supposedly God's gift to the OF) should never have flubbed.
I understand that the ball was hit very hard and that it was probably knuckling a little. I also understand that balls hit right at you are very tough to catch. But give me a break here. This is major league baseball. Atkins hit a line drive right at him. He misjudged the depth and then made a feeble attempt to compensate, as the ball glanced off his glove. That is a bad feeling play, an error. And those runs should have been unearned.
Why are official scorers so forgiving when it comes to this stuff?
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