Re: Really dumb play in Cards/Astros game (Sunday)
How would they have gotten a triple play if Rolen knew the IF Fly situation? If he runs at Rolen and gets him out then Pujols advances safely to third. If they throw to third to get Pujols they have to wait to tag him and with Rolen knowing the IF fly is in effect he could easily get back to first. I think often that players may not hear the ump call IF fly and had not paid attention before the pitch to know if the IF fly was in effect, especiall if the pop up is a short one and happens quickly.